Aunt Jilli, I'm not the anon who sent the ask, but I read your list of affordable goth jewelry and even the cheapest pieces (~$70) cost more money than I make in a month. I'm worried I'm too poor to be a proper goth.
My darling bat, you are NOT to poor to be a proper goth! No, no, no. Banish that thought.
- Look at thrift stores and yard sales. There are all sorts of goth-friendly pieces that can be found at those sorts of places.
- Don’t think that goth jewelry MUST be spooky or representations of goth iconography! Back In The Day, we all wore things like lengths of ribbon or lace tied around our throats, strands of beads or rosaries we found at the aforementioned thrift stores and yard sales, and whatever weird or eccentric-looking pendants we could also find at those budget-friendly places, also strung on lengths of ribbon.
Also, please, please, please remember that you DO NOT have to be a spooky fashion plate to be a goth. Sure, that’s a fun thing to aspire to, but don’t fret if your circumstances don’t make that possible. DO NOT take the images of various goths with elaborate wardrobes as representative of the subculture as a whole. Goth started as a DIY, budget fashion, and while the proliferation of clothes and jewelry aimed at the subculture is nice, none of that is a requirement.
Much love to you, my darling bat.