well, to start with, all of darren nichols’ life is a weekend, in that i am sure concepts like ‘the working week’ and ‘weather or occasion appropriate clothing’ are utterly foreign to him. secondly: start small!
(i think i answered this question before like a year ago but i cannot be bothered to find it SO ONWARDS.)
the key to dressing like darren nichols is to eventually build up to a collection of clothing so ostentatious and bonkers they can only be worn together. you know, you can’t just wear a nice comfy jumper with your leather trousers. you need to be wearing eyeliner with that many sequins. if you don’t wear a scarf your entire bra will be on show. (it will end up entirely on show anyway.) that sort of thing.
but you don’t have to do that now. so here is what you do to practice: start with tight black clothes, it doesn’t really matter what, but this is the easiest palette to work with. you are going to procure the most bonkers scarf you can find. if you want help with this, come talk to me about where i got my alexander mcqueen scarf (a factory mistake). you are going to wear this either a) around your neck (see here & here) or in your hair (see here).
you can also try your plain tight black ensemble with one of the following:
- a fake fur coat (please buy fake! the fur industry is horrible)
- a suit jacket
- a waistcoat
- a very large necklace. something big with lots of stones, or a big gold collar, etc
- LOTS OF BELTS
- absurd boots
- leather wrist cuffs
- some kind of really ridiculous leggings
- EVENTUALLY: (almost) ALL OF THIS AT ONCE
i also recommend: a lot of eyeliner, a lot of very dark or very metallic lipstick, very dramatic nail polish, a lot of glitter. HOWEVER. HERE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: you, friend, can pull off dressing like darren nichols because you can. you are going to go out there and you are going to channel a heinous crazy vicious confidence machine whose outfit says, ‘shut the fuck up, you bourgeois fucks, I’M here now and you’d better be LOOKING’. everybody on earth looks good in black. everyone. EVERYONE ON EARTH CAN PULL OFF WHAT THEY’RE WEARING IF THEY ARE CONFIDENT. the trick is to act as if your clothes exist as a condition of the universe. of course you’re wearing them, what else would you be?