Witchy Style Shopping Guide:
This fashion style is powerful, magical, dark, and dramatic. Inspired by witches, both real and from fairytales.
For fierce and romantic individuals with great curiosity, serenity, love for nature, and humble understanding of their strengths and weaknesses as well as the depths and beauty of life and death.
Does that sound like you? Learn how to create a wardrobe that is as Witchy as your soul, and venture into a life of magic of your own creation, as these powerful but graceful looks inspire you to embrace and strengthen all aspects of yourself, equally unafraid of your light and your dark.
You’ve come to the right place if you need help learning how to define your personal style. In this style guide, you’ll learn in 4 steps how to style an outfit that is witchy–whether this is the look you aim for every day or whether you are planning a costume. These 4 elements of witchy style can be built upon and modified to your liking, giving you a style all your own!
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How to Create Your Own Witchy Style:
Own Your Magick.
Obviously, to dress like a witch, the first thing you’ll want to consider is whether your clothes give off a magickal feeling!
Do they feel powerful, mystical, and romantic to you? Maybe it’s the way the fabric flows off your body, maybe it’s how the colors pop, or maybe it’s got a shimmer to it…Whatever it is, the clothes you’ll want to wear will make you feel like you’re glowing from the inside out!
From the deep colors to the soft, romantic fabrics, to the carefree silhouettes…This dark but fairytale-esque aesthetic is core to creating a witchy style. It will empower you to embrace all aspects of yourself–including the parts you tend to hide in the dark.
Whether you’re spending your time brewing up potions, strengthening yourself with your crystals, seeking wisdom from your tarot cards, or just enjoying some time out in nature…A witchy outfit is bound to make you feel strong and enlightened to the little bits of magick found in simple day-to-day moments.
Shop My Curated Lists of Witchy Staples:
•Total Steal (Clothes Under $10, Accessories Under $5)
•Cheap (Clothes $10-$20, Accessories $5-$10)
•Bargain (Clothes $20-$35, Accessories $10-$20)
•Deal (Clothes Under $35-$75, Accessories $20-$50)
•Budget (Clothes $75-$150, Accessories $50-$100)
•Splurge (Clothes $150-$300, Accessories $100-$250)
•Spendy (Clothes $300-$800, Accessories $250-$500)
•Extravagant ($800-$2,000, Accessories $500-$800)
•Premium ($2,000-$5,000, Accessories $800-$2,000)
•Luxurious ($5,000-$10,000, Accessories $2,000-$5,000)
•Exorbitant ($10,000-$25,000, Accessories $5,000-$8,000)
•Wait…Who ARE You? (Over $25,000, Accessories over $8,000)
4 Elements of Witchy Style:
1. Dark, Dusty, Earthy Colors.
You might expect black to be the only color you should fill your wardrobe with, since Witchy style is a gothic look–But that’s not the case.
Witchy style embraces nature, emotion, and the dialectical nature of humanity. There’s so much power in using a variety of colors to express these things.
Brown also makes for perfectly Witchy neutral…It’s humble, down-to-earth, and connected to nature.
Still aim for a mostly dark color palette.
2. Flowy, Asymmetric, Tattered Silhouettes.
To best embody your Witchy style, you must embrace your carefree nature and find beauty even in imperfection.
Reach for silhouettes that hang freely from your body, clinging only to your waist and chest (if at all). To add to the drama, go for asymmetric and/or unfinished hemlines. Don’t forget to layer for extra mystery! Even a vest can add a lot to a witchy look.
You’ll find lots of inspiration from the dark, gothic versions of both the popular “Bohemian” style and Japan’s “Mori Kei” (Translates: “Forest Style”). Both of them embrace a long, flowy silhouette and lots of layers.
3. Romantic and Mystical but Ravaged and Murky Fabrics.
Witchy style juxtaposes romantic, mystical, gauzy fabrics with practical or destroyed fabrics; A powerful embrace of all the “good” and “bad” of life and being human.
Try pairing graceful fabrics like lace or chiffon with more practical or tougher, rugged or destroyed fabrics like cotton, deconstructed knits, and linens (If they appear faded or stained, that’s another plus).
4. Symbols of Life, Death, and Magic.
Death is part of life. It happens to everything on this earth. Loss makes us feel a love so deep and strong that it can entirely change how we see life and what we value.
Because life is so fleeting and death exists, life is all the more precious and powerful. There is power in embracing this truth and in being #deathpositive and unafraid of the darker aspects of life.
Beauty is found in flowers, trees, and living creatures, but also in what is left behind of those things after they’ve passed.
Adding symbols that represent these things can add depth to your witchy style.
Also be sure to reach for tribal prints and old-fashioned, antique-inspired florals.
Other Must-Have Witchy Pieces:
Lace-Up Boots (Bonus points if they have pointy toes!):
(Shopable examples coming soon)
Wide-Brim Hats (and Pointed Witch Hats!):
Cloaks and Capes:
(Shopable examples coming soon)
Lacy Tights and Stockings:
(Shopable examples coming soon)
Symbolic Accessories (Crows, Wildflowers and Herbs, Skulls, Gravestones, Tribal Prints, Forest Flora and Fauna, Pumpkins, Witch Hats, Broomsticks, Stars, Suns, Moons, Candles, Crystals, Cats, Wiccan and Pagan symbols, etc):
(Shopable examples coming soon)
All Witchy Menswear:
(Shopable compilation of just all the menswear options coming soon)
Remember: Style is Personal.
The most Witchy thing you can do is fearlessly and whole-heartedly be yourself. Adding to or changing any of the above “rules” to best suit you, your tastes, your personality, your story is paramount–Nothing else fashion can offer will make you feel as powerful and free as embracing every aspect of your natural self.
Style isn’t “one-size-fits-all” and none of us fit into a perfect little box–We all have wonderful variations that make us unique, and they can be reflected in what we choose to wear! That’s the beauty of personal style.
When you discover what your version of “Witchy Style” looks like, i’d love to share it on this page to inspire others that stop by!
Just snap a picture, tag me @StoryBehindTheCloth on Instagram or @BehindTheCloth on Twitter with my new hashtags: #MyStoryBehindTheCloth and #WitchyBehindTheCloth, or email me at StoryBehindTheCloth@gmail.com and i’ll post your picture and link below!
Also, feel free to ask me any questions you might have about defining your personal style! The comment section, my email, and social media accounts will always be an open door to you.
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Whether you’re shopping for a Halloween costume or updating your day-to-day wardrobe, a good witch hat will help you embrace your inner magick like no other accessory!
Browse and shop my curated lists below for witchy hats that are elegantly classic enough to take you through this Halloween season and beyond!
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There’s still nothing in me that has stopped believing that’s true.
Desire paired with selfishness is only possessiveness and in action, it’s only consumption.
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