I don’t tend to wear a lot of black, mostly because of my vampiric complexion. When my hair was long and very dark, I had to be circumspect when wearing dark colours as I can inadvertently stray into Morticia Addams territory. Nonetheless, I’m quite fond of a goth inspired look, in the Autumn I like to wear dark lipstick with a slash of inky-black eyeliner.
I also think it’s prudent to choose clothes that work all year round. In London, we’re at the mercy of constantly changing weather and it’s useful to have pieces that go just as well with boots and jackets as they do with sandals. This dress from Mango (similar here) satisfies my gothic tendencies and it’s comfortable enough for summer in the city. When autumn arrives I’ll wear it with a faux fur coat and thigh high boots.