Something that's been popping up for a looong while now is how pastel goth and nu goth isn't goth at all. Now as someone who isn't goth in anyway whatsoever, I say: Who The F*ck Cares.
Label yourself as whatever you please, it's nothing away from anybody. Be who you want to be and who you will be! Make your life your own!
And I like pastel goth style because it takes two of my favourite things: gothy black lacey stuff and really cute stuff and mixes them. All photos from Tumblr.