Pastel Goth is a sub-trend to the goth subculture which was started in the United Kingdom during the 1980s and spread to many parts of the world. As you know, people who follow this culture wear black clothes, dark lipstick, black nail lacquer, etc. Pastel Goth (also goes by the names nu goth and soft grunge) has emerged, attracting the attention of a lot of young people around the world. The words pastel and goth are clearly two contradicting terms, and as the name pastel goth suggests, this new drift is defined by the replacement of traditional dark-colored outfits, makeup, accessories, etc. with ones that have lighter hues. This fashion fusion looks very promising, and if you want to jump on this pastel goth bandwagon, read and find out these 12 easy ways to become one!
1.Inspect Your Closet
The good news is that you can use some of your old clothes, particularly the black outfits or skinny jeans/leggings of dark and pastel colors. Remember, you can't use strikingly bright and colorful garments to create a pastel goth look. Check this picture and look how the girl managed to produce an excellent fusion of light and dark colors. Ideally, your outfit should have contrasting colors on the top and the bottom. If you don't find any such clothes in your closet, it is time to go out and buy some dresses as a step one to embrace pastel goth style.
2.Colorize Your Hair With Light Hues
Unlike traditional goths, people who follow pastel goth style colorize their hair with light hues of pink, violet, maroon, etc. Colored hair is one of the most striking aspects of pastel goth fashion, so one shouldn't ignore it. Goths have black or very dark hair, and if you don't dye your hair with pastel colors, people will only recognize you as a goth, not as a pastel goth. Have a look at the girl's hair in this picture. You need to colorize your hair that way. Remember, you don't need to use pink color as her. You can pick any color of your choice, but the only thing is that it should look very light.
3.Work On Your Makeup Skills
Makeup is another critical piece of nu goth or soft grunge fashion, without which you never look like you belong to the culture. Traditional goths use black lipstick, dark eye shadow, and black eyeliner. They use lighter foundation to make their face look very pale. The result is somewhat creepy, and we all know how it appears. As someone who embraces pastel goth, you need to make sure you replace the dark colors in your makeup with something colorful. Check the girl in this picture for inspiration. You are free to experiment as long as you stick to pastel colors or light hues.