Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Lolita 52 week challenge - 5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style.

Hello my lovely readers!
I hope you are all well and looking forward to weekend!

This week I am on my holiday with my boyfriends, as it's his birthday this week :)
This also means I have more time to finally write my blog! I totally forgot about the 52 Week Challenge I decided to start! I only posted two topics and it's June already! I need to get myself to work and start writing more!

Today's topic is very easy: 5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style.
Let's start! :)

1. Petticoat
In my opinion this is THE most important garment for every Lolita! Petticoats give you this beautiful desired skirt shape and puffiness. Without it Lolita fashion would probably look like any other alternative style. One of my favourite petticoats are the ones from Classical Puppets. I own three at the moment, where one is almost 3 years old and still keeps it's shape! Even after so many washes :D

2. Bolero
Yes, bolero is a must! Boleros in my opinion are much better than cardigans, unless it's very cold :)  Whether you choose long or short sleeve bolero, it will give this special look to your outfit, especially if it's a bolero with beautiful lace! You can also wear it with JSK on a hot day without a blouse! 

Everyone will agree that Innocent World makes one of the best and most beautiful boleros you can buy. Yes, again they can cost a lot, but they are so easy to coordinate with almost everything. Plus that lace!..... 

3. Flowers
Flowers are my favourite accessory at the moment. You can have different types of flower hair clips and mix and match different styles and colours depending on your outfit. Or you can have already made flower pieces or head bands. 

Flowers are so easy to coordinate and so versatile. You can create simple casual coord or go OTT and create beautiful flower crown! But there is a risk in my opinion. You have to be careful what quality of lowers you use. Chiffon, silk or velvet flowers are the best, where for example foam flower might give you a cheap look. It's the best to do some research first before deciding on buying from random source. The safest and cheapest way is to get flower clips from high street shops, and then mix and match them. You can also buy already made flower pieces from indie brands, or more expensive from Japanese brand shops.

Whatever you choose: stay with flower power! :)

4. Printed tights/socks
Printed tights or socks became very popular among Lolitas in recent years, with rising popularity of Grimoire shop. Shortly after most of Japanese Lolita brands started selling printed tights and over knee socks. 

Printed tights, regardless of style you wear, will give you the perfect finish of your coord. They also will make plain dress or skirt look lively, especially if you need to wear toned down outfit for casual wear. You can go a bit crazy with your tights then! :)

5. Parasol
Parasols and not foldable umbrellas are my favourite accessory in Lolita fashion. The give you elegant look whether you use them in a rain or in a sunny weather where you want to hide yourself from burning sun. More and more Lolitas try to protect their delicate skin from UV light and parasols are becoming popular during summer. 

I hope you enjoyed my post about 5 very important things every Lolita should have. I wonder if you agree with me? I would love to hear your opinion! :)

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Till the next time
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