Oh no, whats this? You get invited to go on a picnic, a hike, or some sort of outdoor related activity? You're fucked. I'm pretty sure in those situations you're supposed to wear a lot of color, because it's taking place in the daytime. But do what I do and wear all black anyway. And if anyone looks stunned or weirded out, just say, "Black attracts the sun. And I want to get tan!" Then go ahead and have a good ol' chuckle and frolic, but keep that shit short. Also, don't mention that you piled on 4 thick coats of SPF 70 moisturizer and also titanium dioxide powder.
Outdoor Functions with Little Cute Nephews-
You went on another outdoor activity but with your nephews. Perfect kind of stuff to add to your social media. But whoops, you wore all black. This might look kind of strange. Here's what you do:
Don't buy new clothes and take more photos, just super-impose clothes from Google images onto your old clothes.
See. Now none of your followers will be wondering if you just got back from taking your nephews to a Depeche Mode Convention. Yes, this takes time but here's some MATH for you: this stupid green dress costs $250. For the average person, that's like 2-2.5 full days or 16-20 hours of actual work. And you'll wear this dress out, take a picture of it, post in online, and then you can't wear it again because people will talk about you and say things like, "God, does she always wear that dress?!" and "Homegirl needs to go shopping." You can wear the same black dress as much as you want but you can't rock the green thing and be known as "the chick who always wear green." That's just absurd. And besides, you just spent out of your monthly budget, told yourself it was a "splurge" (which is term used during the phase of denial to make your shopping habit sound feminine and cute) and with that $250, you could've bought like two skirts and a probably about 4,000 shirts from Forever21. Just learn Adobe Photoshop and give yourself a nice, job handy skill.
When 80s New Wave Happens in the Pharmacy-
Rite Aid has been playing some pretty good music lately. When you go into the Rite Aid pharmacy and they're playing "Close to Me" I know you want to, but don't make a big shit out of it. I know, I know, you want to start singing along or at least dancing a little because you can't help it. But also because if you appear as if don't care and you're from the 90s and called people a poser when you were 16, you'll have the, "Do I look like poser right now?" complex. Hold it in. Make people think you are just over that song because it's played out. Then you're cool again.
You Get Invited to a Non-Goth Dude's House-
And that's cool but, what's this? He's a got a no shoes policy? Uh oh. You know what that means? Now you have to expose your SOCKS. And we all know what kind of socks goths have- Halloween socks. This is the only non-black thing on our person! Bright green and orange with black stripes and giant jack-o-lanterns and cats and bats and witches and half moons, all at once, embedded on them. Then you have to take your socks off but your toe nail polish is the darkest red of all time. Now what? Chop off your feet? Nope! That'll just make the situation way more goth and stop thinking because it'll only get more goth from there so tell him you need your shoes on for medical reasons and how you read an article on Facebook about how wearing shoes for most of the day prevents arthritis in your knees. You've just said so many nonsensical things at one time, he'll lose interest in listening to you and move on to show you his collection of weird dude knick knacks. Because all dudes have weird dude knick knacks. And they're always figurines of characters from the Stars Wars franchise, Bobbleheads and/or statues of African Safari animals that they have never encountered in real life. Because some men only desire what they can't possess, right? Next topic.
Don't Kind of Quote Nick Cave-
Just did. Oops.
The Non-Goth Dude Wants to Come Over to Your Place-
And that's great but now you have to figure out if you want to explain your Rocky Horror Picture Show themed room, pink glitter skeletons dangling from the ceiling, ceramic skull heads, your black bedsheets and comforter set, Ouija board, and why you have so many wrought iron candlesticks. This might be too much. You can always keep the lights off and use your iPhone flashlight to guide you to your room. But he'll either be onto you even more or he'll think you couldn't afford your power bill this month and that you're financially irresponsible. And no one wants to look like they're too destitute to not pay the power bill. So do what I do and get a roommate. Then tell the non-goth dude that your roommate is always home. Bingo! No guy wants to come over when the roommate is home. That's just uncomfortable and awkward and all sorts of stuff. So do that and just go to his house and continue to figure out what baseball players those Bobbleheads were modeled after.
So that's that. I'm sure there's many other situations that I haven't touched on where you can't wear black such as working at a Starbucks where you're required to wear shades reminiscent of all things related to coffee but that's absolutely NUTS and you shouldn't work there. I think if this problem continues, we should all just move to New York where no one cares because your daytime outfit can always double as your nighttime outfit and it's completely acceptable. Just keep it somewhat sophisticated and don't look like you just used up a $500 gift card at the Hot Topic with weird shit like ball chain necklaces and any tee shirts of bands formed post 1989 such as My Chemical Romance. Eek.