little note: I in no way claim to know all about Lolita or fashion in general. I was just feeling a little creative and I had some time on my hands
This entry is going to be about suits! Yes suits! A jacket or blazer matched with a skirt. I will start with a quote from the book I am currently reading."One good-looking suit that is casual enough to wear in the country with a sweater, but not so casual that it would be out of place in town shopping or at the office, with a serious of appropriate blouses and sweaters." (Taken and adapted from How to Dress for Success (Copyright 1967) by Edith Head. pg 69* So lets start off with just a suit this one is based off one from Emily Temple [figure 1]. A solid of soft patterned material with a detachable ribbon belt that cinches at the national waist (I would suggest having another one made from the same material as the suit as well). It's very nice on it's own and can be paired with any blouse causal or the frillier type. Now switch the blazer for a simple cardigan [figure 2] (I picture this one a soft yellow with pear buttons because I'm a sucker for pearl buttons) and a simple blouse, once more Emily Temple inspired. The results are a very causal look in the lolita aspect. Pair it with a more decorative blouse [figure 3] as the one picture simpler to an Innocent World one and a simple deep V-neck sweater (the neck is deep/wide enough that the collar in full stick outs) and you have completely different look. Still "casual" but this one is just a bit dressier. Now lets extend you wardrobe a little further with a second suit. One a little more bolder and more decorative then then the first but still able to match your entire set thus far. (For visual aid the jacket was base of one by Innocent World) I designed a yellow gingham suit (note it's the same color as the cardigan) with green embellishments in the same color as the first suit. Now there are even more possibilities! Oh and one more piece as a sort of bonus that would be nice to add for even more variety would be a revisable vest as I added to the picture. (For visual aid the jacket was base of one by Baby The Stars Shine So Bright, Alice and the Pirates)
Note: I did not discuss accessories , shoes or hosiery because I was focusing on the clothes themselves.
*(If I decide to make another ones of these I will most likely be continue using this book as a reference)