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Punk Lolita? 
29th-Nov-2013 03:50 pm
Hello! I have a few questions about Punk Lolita, and I'd be super happy and grateful if anyone could help me out! Thank you!

So I've been wanting to try a Punk Lolita coord for a little while now, but I'm afraid of how it will look.

How do you all feel about Punk Lolita?

What color combinations should I try with my coord? (Black&Red, etc.)

What items should I use with this coord?

What prints/patterns should I look for? (or avoid)

Any other advice/tips would be appreciated as well! ^^

Thank you so much for your help! :)
29th-Nov-2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
I'm no expert, but here are my opinions:
- Punk Lolita is awesome. 8D
- In general, black, white, red, and deep purple are your best bets, maybe deep blue as well
- As for color combos, black+white, black +red, black+purple, white+blue(?). Or black+white+any of those colors. ^^
- Checkerboard and plaid are great patterns. Avoid anything too girly or pastel.
- Studded items, like belts, hair accessories, shoes, or bags, would be awesome. Leather accessories are great, too.

I can't really think of anything else right now. XD; And again, these are my opinions, not rules~ But remember, in order for it to be Lolita, it should have the Lolita shape/silhouette. ^^ Good luck! :D
29th-Nov-2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :D I'll definitely keep these in mind ^^
29th-Nov-2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! ^^
I'm looking to get more Punk pieces myself, actually! ^^
29th-Nov-2013 09:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, awesome! :D
29th-Nov-2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
If you put any coords together, be sure to post them! ^^ I'd love to see~
29th-Nov-2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
I will try! :)
29th-Nov-2013 10:18 pm (UTC)
I am a fan of punk lolita, but it's not my main style.
Good colors are similar to gothic but a little different so blacks, whites and reds are great, plaids and more are good too.
Accessories that are more edgy like studded leather or fishnets work too as long as you still keep the elegance and modesty of lolita. I would say stay away from anything too girly cute.That's about all I can add except for a pic of a recent outfit. The OTKs and arm warmers are spider web pattern and I love those heels! ( Sorry for the shameless plug pic O : ) )
29th-Nov-2013 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the tips! :D

Thank you for your example picture also, I love the outfit :)
29th-Nov-2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! : )
I consider it more of a gothic punk blend.
29th-Nov-2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
I recently made a punk-inspired sweet lolita coord using Day Dream Carnival on my tumblr. I added punk elements such as face mask, biker-like vest, leather gloves, studs, etc. You can really have fun with it!
29th-Nov-2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
Oh wow I love the outfit! Thank you for sharing :)

I'll definitely remember to add some punk elements into my coords :)
29th-Nov-2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
How do you all feel about Punk Lolita? I LOVE punk lolita!

What color combinations should I try with my coord? (Black&Red, etc.) Red and Black and black and white are the simplest. However, more combinations are happening with pastels.

What items should I use with this coord? When you coordinate, think rock and roll with hint of sweetness. I would suggest picking one or two colors to start off with and then find accessories to go with it. Chains, studs, black boots, studded/leather bracelets

What prints/patterns should I look for? (or avoid) Plaid/tartan, polka dots, checked, and stripes.

Any other advice/tips would be appreciated as well! ^^ I would start off with your favorite color and then build a coordinate from that. I usually pick a plaid skirt or a black one and then match it with a black or red blouse and then pile on the accessories. My other staple is my black leather jacket, black vest, any one of my ties, and safety pins



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Edited at 2013-11-29 11:11 pm (UTC)
29th-Nov-2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for your advice! Thank you for the examples as well! :) I like these outfits!
30th-Nov-2013 02:43 am (UTC)
you're welcome!
30th-Nov-2013 03:42 am (UTC)

How do you all feel about Punk Lolita?

Punk lolita can be hard to pull off, IMHO. It combines the Rock-y-pop-star-y, chunky accessory and shorter skirt aspects of sweet, with the edgy, darker aspects of gothic. There are two major sub-types of punk lolita coords, IMHO. There is the more Putumayo styled coord that uses two-three colors and solid, opaque pieces with screen printing and buckles and such, where it's clearly punk, but everything looks new. This goes best with a polished look, and it's easy for someone to adopt this from a sweet lolita background.

Then there is the softer more distressed h.naoto punk style where you have a lot of tulle and drapes and things that are asymmetrical and have holes and are layered, and you have the more wild hair and dramatic makeup. This style is harder to pull off, and I'd recommend it more for people who are very comfortable doing more exotic makeup and hair styles, because otherwise, you run the risk of looking like you rolled out of bed and didn't try to look good.

What color combinations should I try with my coord? (Black&Red, etc.)

Sleek/solid punk (putumayo style) - Start with a black base, and then add silver and/or a single bright to medium dark jewel tone. You can use white, but be careful to make sure it's clearly punk-ish.

Distressed Punk - Start with black or grey, mix in other shades of black, grey, silver, muted lavender, muted mauve, etc

What items should I use with this coord?
Sleek/solid punk - Punk accessories like studded or spiked or buckled jewelry, chunky plastic with star motifs, silver toned metal accessories

Distressed Punk - lots of layers with complex drape; you may want to tack or pin pieces. extravagant OTT hair pieces and brooches, understated accessories.

What prints/patterns should I look for? (or avoid) Crowns are popular, as are more gothic elements. Busy/grungy prints with lots of details. Mostly, it's less about what is in the print, and more that it's a punk-style print. So like, with putumayo they might have a print that's bats and crowns and chandeliers and cats and ivy and butterflies, but it's mixed in with a distressed splatter plaint pattern and all in a monontone.

Any other advice/tips would be appreciated as well! ^^
You can buy cheap punk accessories at local punk places that will look ok, but dresses and skirts you probably want to get lolita specific. Putumayo is really cheap on Japanese auction sites. Start with the more putumayo-like style because it's easier. (Unless you have a background in dressing in very complex gothic-punk outfits that are closer to the drapey h.naoto style already)

30th-Nov-2013 03:51 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your advice! I will try to keep all this in mind, when planning coords and purchasing new things ^^

Thank you very much for your help :D
30th-Nov-2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
Punk lolita is a lot more about how you accessorize, imo... I've made punk coords out of dresses that just as easily could be dressed as gothic or classic. I am pretty punk outside lolita (and have a colorful mohawk and a lot of piercings), so I have to try harder to make my lolita coords NOT punk because I don't wear wigs. I only own one tartan jsk and I've purposefully never made a punk coord with it.

-cutsews instead of blouses. If you are into other j street styles, items from Sex Pot Revenge or H.Naoto can work really well.
-jackets, belts, headwear, and tights are all easy places to dial up the punk aspect. Keep these NOT frilly. With legwear, to keep it from going into Ero-lolita territory layer your tights/socks (for example, put fishnets or ripped pantyhose OVER a solid pair of tights/socks.
-wear boots or chucks instead of "elegant" lolita type shoes.
-dark nailpolish and metal or leather jewelry. Trade your wristcuffs for a leather cuff, that sort of thing.
-style your hair a little funky. If you have normal hair, try out a braided fauxhawk or make chunky, teased pigtails.

You can go as dark or sweet as you want with punk. Try to find a way to spice up your own personal lolita style rather than going for the obvious.
30th-Nov-2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your advice! These tips are very helpful! Some of them I've actually never considered, so thank you for sharing them! I'll be sure to keep these in mind.
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