How to Dress Like a Camden Town Teen

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Camden Town, in Northern London, is one of London's most fashionable neighbourhoods for teenagers (if not the most fashionable of them all). Full of hipsters, goths, mods, emo kids, and absolutely every style under the sun, this is the place to go if you want to be ahead of the game with all of the trendsetting teens.

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Things you need

  • Extremely cool vintage and modern clothes
  • Eyeliner and pale make-up
  • Platform shoes
  • Gothic style attire

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    Wear a lot of black. The Camden look is often very gothic, with an emphasis on black eyeliner and extremely pale, ghostly white skin. Gothic-style dresses, corsets, and Victorian style outfits are all popular as well. The main emphasis is that the outfit has to be black. It's the number one requirement for proper gothic attire.

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    Wear huge platform shoes. Camden teenagers of both genders (male and female) are often sporting extremely high platform sneakers and heels, usually manufactured by the gothic brand Demonia or Swear. The higher the heel, the better. These platforms are so high, they will likely require a lot of practice walking in them, unless of course you'd like to fall flat on the ground.

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    Buy PunkyFish outfits. PunkyFish is a hip, youth-oriented street style clothing brand very popular in the United Kingdom. Camden's high street has a PunkyFish shop. Focusing on casual, teen-oriented gear, PunkyFish is full of bright colours (often pinks and reds) and tight fitting dresses, tights, sweatshirts and jackets. There is no other way to be a cooler Camden teenager than by shopping at PunkyFish.

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    Dress vintage. Vintage and Oxfam (thrift) clothing is all the rage in Camden. With many vintage shops located on Camden's main high street, you'll never be at a shortage for the hippest vintage threads from the '50s, '60s, '70s, and even '80s. To be mod, high-tech 1980s, or 1950s bebop, you'll never be at a loss for the coolest ways to find stylish outfits from the past. Camden Town is full of vintage-dressed hip teenagers walking down the streets in packs.

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    Shop at the outdoor markets. Camden is full of outdoor markets with hip, trendy clothing at low prices. You can find the coolest clothes and latest trends in Camden for lower prices than almost anywhere else in London. And even better, you'll always be ahead of the rest in terms of style and sass.

Tips and warnings

  • Anything goes in Camden. Be experimental, be daring, and be yourself! Don't be afraid to be unique; that is the true way to fit in amongst the stylish scene in Camden.

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