ok so this is my simple guide to being goth my style of goth is easy.
black just wear all black matching blacks does not really matter just wear black
yes you can wear hoodies yes you can wear accent colors red blue purple green yellow heck even pink
you don't have to dress to the nines every day to be goth.get fish net armmings or a fishnet top to wear under tee-shirts.
you'll need 4 things.dark lipstick black eyeliner black eyeshadow and black mascara
for the boys (if you don't wanna wear mascara or lip stick just do racoon eyes with the black liner and eye shadow)
for the girls grab the black eye liner and cover the entire lid of both you're eyes and you're water lid next use the black eyeshadow and cover both lids with it and under the eyes as well(bottom lashes area) next add the mascara and if you don't have dark lip stick use the eyeliner and use it like lipstick then add any colored lipstick of you're choice.
if you have brown hair dye it black if you have blond hair dye it any unatural color and if you have ginger hair dye is red
hair spray use hair spay a curling iorn and fringe your hair if its short(like shaggy pixie or bob)
as for accessories get creative shop during halloween buy lots of black nail polish from dollarama (it's what i do)
skulls moons and cats work well together spikes and chains also work together pentacles black crosses anything that gives off a dark and moody vibe works.
you must know goth bands but yes you can like and listen to non-goth bands
my top bands are
Three days grace
papa roach)(i like them they are good)
my other top goth bands
(Siouxie and the banshees
The sisters of mercy
Alien sex fiend
London after midnight
The march violets
Sex Gang Children)
That is most of the goth post punk dark wave stuff just look up gothic mix on youtube and you'll have good music to vibe too.Metal/grunge/post punk/ and cold wave.
drink lot's of coffee
you don't have to smoke
be dark and creep on the outside but be nice one the inside like if people treat you like shit be super nice to them it creeps them out lol.
don't act like a prick thats not what goth is about
have fun enjoy the darkness and death make friends and have fun.