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We are the weirdos, mister : Delightfully dark occult style.


Taking a pinch of macabre gothic style, alternative fashion has taken a dark turn towards the occult and it's certainly turning heads. Driven by the classic goth look, our wardrobes are getting a little darker and no, it's not down to the layers of opulent crushed velvets that we've been stockpiling on, honest..


To the younger generation, cult films like The Craft are only just showing up on their radar, but we've been copying Fairuza Balk's wardrobe for decades now. This new wave of interest in 90's style has driven the alternative fashion scene towards a darker, goth style, it may not be as dark as the classic 80's look, but it still oozes dark style, and makes wicca look incredibly fashionable once again.


Inverted crosses have always been cool, but they've become even more fashionable, as every major alternative label has taken to emblazoning them across their wares this season. Occult symbols have never been more stylish, and it's thanks to cult labels like Killstar, Disturbia and Jawbreaker clothing, who have helped to pave the way for the occult look.


The style has certainly taken more than a pinch of inspiration from 90's fashion, with crop t-shirts, fringed tops and tight leggings helping to shape the look. Finished off with classic leather and dark denim jackets, boots and plenty of jewellery. Cult 90's figures from the world of film have naturally helped to inspire the look along the way, and who doesn't want to take a pinch of inspiration from The Craft's Nancy, or Wednesday Addams for their outfit.


occult style at disturbia

Occult style is certainly everywhere this season, whether it's in the macabre prints and stylish accessories over at Restyle, the black velvet peter pan collar frocks at Disturbia, or the macabre crop tops by Darkside Clothing. As long as it's black and delightfully dark, you can piece together the perfect occult look, and we love that classic velvets are making a reappearance, you really can't beat a classic black velvet frock or mini skirt to complete your look.


But it's not just the larger labels of the industry that are shaping the occult look, alt companies and designers like Ave Satanas, Hysteria Machine and Mantis London, have been designing macabre occult inspired wares for years, and they're certainly ones to visit for some great dark fashion pieces.


Even our jewellery has gone to the dark side, with plenty of occult symbols, beautiful crystals, silver jewellery and pentacles shaping a stylish collection of occult jewellery. Companies and designers like Indigo Child, Curiology, Galibardy and Sophie Adamson have been creating some delightfully dark pieces that are just perfect for the occult look.


Whilst for some, you can't beat the classic gothic look, you can't ignore the effortlessly stylish dark occult look, besides any outfit look good when it's finished off with a pentacle top and layers of crystal pendants.


Images: Restyle & Disturbia.



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