I've filmed a very talk-heavy video about this week's topic - which I'll link below - but I thought it might be nice to see some photos of coordinates that are very... me.
As I discuss in the video, my Lolita style is very simplistic. I like the idea of "less is more" when it comes to most areas of my life, and I try to apply that to my coordinates as well. I don't think I've quite mastered the art of simplifying my wardrobe or having a "capsule wardrobe" at all. But I like to think that I have created a good collection of pieces that match together and can make different outfits with the same items.
My coordinating style hasn't changed much since I first joined the fashion in high school. That was about 6 years ago! In addition, my ideal Lolita lifestyle and coordinates hasn't changed much from when I first learned about Lolita when I was 11 years old. I still remember pouring over LiveJournal pages of lifestyle tips and tutorials for turning t-shirts into cutsews. In a way I miss the age of genuine handmade Lolita. I know today's trend of handmaking accessories or overskirts is really big, but it isn't the same. Now there seems to be a competitive push for being the most outrageous, having the biggest thing on your head.
That's just not me.
What is me is smart cardigans, matching socks, small headbows, and a single necklace if any.
A picture is worth 1,000 words, so I've combed through my archives of outfit shots on my computer and my phone to show you a little bit of what I mean.
This outfit is a few years old, but I still own every item I wore that day! What characterizes my style in this photo is the matchy-matchy appeal. I thread pink through my socks, my blouse, and details on the print. I carry the same shade of mint from my head to my toes. And overall, I simply adore the look of long-sleeve blouses and ankle socks!
Here's another good example of something I love wearing in Lolita: cardigans! (Ironically I'm also wearing ankle socks.) I was experimenting a bit with the side ponytail, and I quite like it, but everything else is pretty typical of what I wear.
Here is a collage of a few more examples of outfits that I've worn over the years (excluding themed or OTT outfits that don't fit my signature style)
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at some of my signature styled coordinates! Please watch the video below and follow me on my social platforms in the sidebar~
What is your signature look?