Channeling: Shirley Manson's Goth-Vixen Vibe

She made it cool to be happy only when it rains. Thanks to her, girls everywhere used words like "burgundy", "cranberry" and "really really red" to describe their ideal hair color. Shirley Manson defined the '90s vixen, with that Scottish brogue that managed to be sultry and empowering, all at once. Manson offered a dark (but not drab) aesthetic, next to PJ's indie sweetness, Courtney's messy riot grrl and Gwen's sunny-in-So-Cal vibe. The hair is a given, but Manson's uniform inspired a legion of fans to invest in combat boots, black tights, mod dresses, and heavy eye makeup. And aside from ditching the mid-90s bob and updating her classic s**t-kickers, Manson's style has stayed delightfully consistent — in fact, we think she's only getting better with age.
So, for all you goth girls who aren't afraid to smile, click through to get your fill of Shirley Manson's perennial, bad-ass style.
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AX Paris Wrap Over Pleat Striped Dress, $23.98, available at AX Paris.
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Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Satin lip Color in Famous, $32.50, available at Chanel.
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Alexander McQueen One Button Blazer, $1,547, available at Farfetch.
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Lorac Eye Shadow in Rhapsody, $19, available at Beauty Bar.
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bumble & bumble Red Hair Powder, $37, available at Amazon.
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Boots Botanics Cream Eye Liner in Black, $6.39, available at
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Rag & Bone Classic Combat Boot, $550, available at La Garconne.
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Topshop Pink Metallic Pelmet Skirt, $76, available at Topshop.
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Free People Vintage Austrian Crystal Necklace, $188, available at Free People.
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Wolford Mikado Tights, $24, available at John Lewis.