Somewhere in between Lana Del Rey casting hexes on President Trump and Khloe Kardashian hawking zodiac sweatshirts on Instagram, pop culture reached peak witch.In anticipation of 2017, multipletrend forecasting firms predicted that mystical trends — those tapping into fantasy, witchcraft and New Age spirituality — would define the year in fashion. That’s certainly been true on the runway, with dramatic capes and black lace seen time and again in the couture shows in Paris earlier this month; and among the gang of young femalecelebrities who worship at the altar of witchy icon Stevie Nicks. But supernatural style isn’t one singular aesthetic.
As the female-run media site The Establishmentnotes, there are many archetypes of the modern witch, including “goth witches in black maxi dresses and capes, Wiccan girls in flowy boho looks with handfuls of rings and jarred herbs, sea witches with mermaid hair and tattered shipwreck looks, prairie witches in calico dresses magicking tumbleweeds across the dirt, (and) pink-haired mall witches in anime buns and belly shirts.
”All of which is to say — witchy style isn’t one singular aesthetic. But Ruby Warrington, author of Material Girl, Mystical World: The Now Age Guide to a High-Vibe Life, identified the important role social media plays in defining and spreading the trend.”Crystals are particularly popular, as they’re so Instagram-friendly, as are the new breed of highly aesthetic evolved tarot decks,” she told USA TODAY. “I also think the neo-feminist slogan t-shirt trend plays into this, (like) the ‘Up With Witches’ and ‘Patriarchy R.I.P.’ tees from Modern Women Projects, ‘The Future is Female’ by Otherwild, and word artist Amber Ibarreche’s ‘I Only (Expletive) With Goddesses.'”