Witchy Style Shopping Guide:

 

Powerful, magical, dark, and dramatic fashion 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.  

 

 

If that sounds like you, read on to 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.

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How to Create Your Own Witchy Style:

Shop My Curated Lists of Basic Witchy Staples:
•Total Steal (Clothes Under $20, Accessories Under $5)
Bargain (Clothes Under $50, Accessories Under $25)
Budget (Clothes Under $100, Accessories Under $50)
Splurge (Clothes $100-$500, Accessories Under $200)
Extravagant (Clothes $500-$1,000, Accessories $200-$800)
Luxurious (Over $1,000, Accessories Over $800)
•Exorbitant (Over $10,000)

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.

Black and white will add to the magic and drama of your outfit, exemplifying the duality of human nature. 

Additionally, brown and grey also make for perfectly Witchy neutrals because of their humble and earthy tones.

There’s nothing more powerful than the circle of life, and green represents this best. Use it in darker shades like forest or army green for quiet power, or lighter mossy greens to add some cheer.
Purple, the color of magic and red, the color of passion–especially in dark, muted, or musky tones–are also must-haves for your witchy style. They’ll assist you in finding strength and better exerting your inner-power.

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.

Shop My Curated Lists of Flowy, Asymmetric Products:

Total Steal (Clothes Under $20, Accessories Under $5)
Bargain (Clothes Under $50, Accessories Under $25)
Budget (Clothes Under $100, Accessories Under $50)
Spendy (Clothes $100-$300, Accessories Under $150)
Splurge (Clothes $300-$600, Accessories Under $300)
Extravagant (Clothes $600-$1,000, Accessories $200-$800)
Luxurious (Over $1,000, Accessories Over $800)
Exorbitant (Over $10,000)

Romantic and Mystical but Ravaged and Murky.

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).

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.

Shop My Curated Lists of Life, Death, and Magic Prints:
•Total Steal (Clothes Under $20, Accessories Under $5)
Bargain (Clothes Under $50, Accessories Under $25)
Budget (Clothes Under $100, Accessories Under $50)
Splurge (Clothes $100-$500, Accessories Under $200)
•Extravagant (Clothes $500-$1,000, Accessories $200-$800)
•Luxurious (Over $1,000, Accessories Over $800)
•Exorbitant (Over $10,000)

Shop My Curated Lists of  Quaint and Adventurous Old-Fashioned Prints:
•Total Steal (Clothes Under $20, Accessories Under $5)
•Bargain (Clothes Under $50, Accessories Under $25)
Budget (Clothes Under $100, Accessories Under $50)
Splurge (Clothes $100-$500, Accessories Under $200)
Extravagant (Clothes $500-$1,000, Accessories $200-$800)
Luxurious (Over $1,000, Accessories Over $800)
•Exorbitant (Over $10,000)

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!):

(Shopable examples coming soon)

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. 

Is “Witchy” not your style?

Stick around for more Style Guides in the near future, and take a look at what’s to come on my Pinterest!

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The Strength of Accepting Weakness

Accepting weakness begets strength.

I am queen of my darkness, and equally queen of my light.

I can own my struggles, i can own my pains, i can own those emotions that feel so very close to death.

They are mine, but i am not theirs.

I can relax in who i am, moment to moment, and see beauty even in the dark and quiet.

Connecting With Emotion

Connecting With Emotion

Spending some extra time deciding on my outfits is my favorite way to recognize my emotions and prioritize my mental health.
Artistic expression has always allowed me an avenue to slow down, explore, and find beauty in the things i feel.
Sometimes connecting with my emotions feels like pure magic… I find power in being in sync with how i feel and accepting myself as i am.

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Artistic expression has always allowed me an avenue to slow down, explore, and find beauty in the things i feel.
Sometimes connecting with my emotions feels like pure magic… I find power in being in sync with how i feel and accepting myself as i am.

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Accepting weakness begets strength.

I am queen of my darkness, and equally queen of my light.

I can own my struggles, i can own my pains, i can own those emotions that feel so very close to death.

They are mine, but i am not theirs.

I can relax in who i am, moment to moment, and see beauty even in the dark and quiet.

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We get to create who we want to be.
We get to watch life unfold.
Let’s enjoy every page!
What do you hope to “write” in this next chapter of your life?

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