Taylor Momsen is the first example that comes to mind when we need to show what Goth is not. She is definitely not a traditional goth, but she has a lot of goth features in her style. Did you know that she once described her style as a “high-class hooker?” Ugh, so classy Taylor! We think there are many better ways to describe such a cool style. Goth, grungy, dark, rock ‘n’ roll, rebel and you name it. We love Taylor’s style, just as we loved Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl.
If you are an alternative girl and you happened to watch Gossip Girl, we bet your favourite character was Jenny. The stereotypical rebel: a 16 year old who loves experimenting with fashion. A designer wannabe and a lovely grungy goth in full blossom. We have always loved the contrast about her style. Her platinum blonde hair against her pale skin and ultra black smoky eyes. Her boots matched with cute feminine skirts. Jenny Humphrey was the beginning of nu-goth and grunge revival. We’re sure that Taylor’s personal style got influenced by the character she played in the tv series a lot.
Taylor Momsen’s StyleEven though now it’s easy to see many Taylor Momsen wannabes, she’s the one and only. No one can pull off Taylor’s style like Taylor does. She’s one of a kind and she looks like she was born in 20″ platform boots and fishnet tights. She walks in a vinyl mini skirt like it’s no big deal, and we suspect she has had her eyeshadow tattooed. Well, we have never seen her with no makeup on!
We have to admit she is keeping a low profile lately. There are very few crazy heels and vamp corsets, and many bands t-shirts, combat boots and sunglasses. She even cut her hair. But we will always love her super long blonde locks.
Do you want to look like Taylor? Let’s see what we can do. Black Mohair Sweater – Faux Leather Leggings – Fearless Platform Boots
Leather. Whether we’re talking about a jacket, a pair of leggings or boots, Taylor loves leather. Or at least she loves the leather look. Everything in her style is studied to look tough. Leather is vital in this kind of look.
Boots. Platform, biker, combat, ankle booties. We don’t think we’ve ever seen Taylor wearing anything else but boots. She owns a million. You definitely cannot dress like Taylor without boots.
Grunge. Here it comes, the magic word! We wouldn’t describe Taylor’s style as 100% goth or 100% grunge. It’s not even completely street style. It’s a mix of styles, a gorgeous mix. But grunge makes up a good 70% of it.
Sunglasses. If she’s not wearing a ton of makeup, you bet she’ll be wearing a dark pair of sunglasses. She doesn’t go a day without a pair of huge sunglasses. No sir!
Makeup. As we mentioned in the paragraph above, Taylor likes heavy makeup. This is one of the things we think Jenny Humphrey left her mark on. If you look for Taylor’s pictures of the period before Gossip Girl you’ll know. She was just a plain cute girl. Now she’s a rockstar. Watch the video below to learn how to put on a Taylor inspired makeup.
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