tbh kind of over slp. i go to parties and see slp models / musicians / the type of people hedi photographs in all vintage clothing and i feel like a bit of a poseur in my full slp outfits. it's gotten to a point where i have 20+ slp pieces and i look at it all and think, was this really worth the money?
I felt a bit like this when I went to Beach Goth this year and last. It was obvious I was in SLP and I'm pretty sure everyone there knew it and sort of gagged. I got a coupe of comments and felt like I was someones guardian that threw away money on an outfit to fit in.
But then I realized, I'm an adult and have disposable income thankfully to spend on nice, new clothes and not thrift shop hand me downs. I will say, most of these kids seem to be trust fund babies with a lot of creativity and style, which I personally don't have or even have the time to think about.
I think if you look back at your 20+ slp pieces later down the line you'll still get plenty of wear from them and they will age, and eventually be 'vintage', so don't stress about it. I think this all goes back to the conversation everyone is having about the overhyped products. Luxury goods shouldn't be a lifestyle, it should be something nice we treat ourselves to. Rather than buying a head to toe Insta approved fit, just go for the things that you wouldn't normally go for or something so subtle and inconspicuous that it doesn't matter where it came from.
To add, this is also why I got away from the Goth Ninja Rick styles.. I don't want to wear a uniform.