Week Twelve – Combining other fashions with Lolita
I have not done as much of this as I thought I would, granted I have not had as much reason to be all fashionable in my daily life since I went back to waiting tables.
I think for bringing Lolita into other fashions, elaborate prints are generally out. Simple floral patterns or a very minimalistic print are more the way to go, at least for my life. I could see myself wearing most of my skirts in my daily life, the only one I think I would exclude is the Melty Mermaid skirt from Dream of Lolita. JSK’s and OP’s would be harder to integrate into my regular wardrobe, unless I started acquiring some more solid colored and simple ones. Most of mine have too much print, or two much ruffle.
For bringing other fashions into Lolita, I think I do that a little bit more. I have worn a few vintage hats or accessories, as well as blazers and tops from my regular wardrobe. A few examples:
Here are two different outfits, one from May, one from October, in which I used vintage hats. The cream one I have actually used a few times, while the black one has been more difficult to integrate.
This outfit is from one of the more recent events I attended. We went to a museum to see an Italian Painting exhibit, and the event coordinator set an angel theme, so I wanted to work my winged hat into the outfit. I do not really have anything pink in Lolita (usually far too sweet for me, aside from some MM pieces I want), so I used a blazer from my everyday wardrobe to contrast with my new turquoise skirt.
I have used several vintage broaches and jewelry (harder to show in photographs), and even a corset-style top for an outfit earlier in 2014.