ninjalily13 (ninjalily13) wrote in egl,

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Deciding on a style.

You all have probably already guessed my problem. I'm having trouble choosing which route to go down in terms of style. As a bit about me, I've been wearing Lolita since eighth grade (I'm now a sophomore in High School.) Since then I've built up a pretty substantial AP/Sweet-centric wardrobe. I'm very proud of my wardrobe, I even obtained one of my dream dresses (AP's Sugary Carnival OP in Lavender), but lately I've felt...lost (?) about where to go now.

You see, I’ve always been all over the place with the way I dress. One day I could be wearing something fairly ‘preppy’ then the next a corset and floor length black skirt. So of course, this transfers over into Lolita as well. This is troubling for me, for as you all know Lolita is very hard to build a large versatile wardrobe for and is very costly.  My only income comes from grades/holiday/birthday money. This is few and far between. My parents are also very adamant about me putting in a good portion of what I receive into savings. So I may get, let’s say, $100 but I have to put $20-40 into savings. Now I know this is for my own good, and I will appreciate it once I get out on my own.  This makes it hard to buy the $300 dresses I lust after. And pay for blouses. And shoes. And accessories. And bags. And headdresses. And all the other things essential to a well rounded Lolita Wardrobe.

Getting back to the initial question, I want to be able to build a full and complete wardrobe but I feel as though I cannot accomplish this when I go from style to style. So, lately I’ve been wanting to decide on a main style to wear and to stick with.  Unfortunately, I cannot decide on which. I’m stuck between two very polar opposite styles. I want to either stick with a very AP-style sweet wardrobe OR a very JetJ-style classic wardrobe.

I love both styles equally. I find JetJ’s designs and style extremely enchanting and mystical. The coordinates I see for this style are so inspirational to me. Then again AP’s sugary sweet style melts my insides.

This is where you all come in. What is your opinion on my situation? Have you been in a similar state of distress before? If so, how did you overcome it? Any advice on building a complete wardrobe?

Lastly, I hope I do not sound like some spoiled child whining. I really do genuinely feel distressed over the situation as I feel disappointed with every coordinate I make lately. I feel so lost, and I want to resolve this as quickly as possible so I can go back to wearing my lovely frills.

Thank you all so much in advance for your help. If you want to know anything else to get a better grasp on my situation feel free to ask.

Tags: discussion: styles, request: advice
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