As part of a larger overall post on how I've grown as a Goth I started musing about style rules I used to give myself that I no longer find applicable. Basically, at some point I decided I can't wear X, or I won't buy Y. And I stuck to these totally artificial rules. As I was talking to my older brother, who is a big fan of the Myers-Briggs personality types, he blamed this on me being an INTJ. But I can't be the only one who has ever done this...right?
For me, one of the big things I've been falling in love with lately is gold. Gold in decor, gold in jewelry, whatever! My past post about Gothic Gold decor (and the corresponding Pinterest board) are testament enough to that. Something about it really appeals to my witchy side.
Some honorable mentions of stupid style rules: dressing for "your shape," dressing to "slim down," dressing for your seasonal coloring, not wearing white after labor day, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. Gross.
little gold bat necklace from Etsy. Or maybe this gorgeous black and gold ouija planchette pendant (no, they're not trendy anymore. Yes, I still love them.)
Am I the only one who did this to themselves? What fashion rules do you have for yourself, or what ones did you internalize from elsewhere? What ones did you used to have that you no longer enforce?