June 14th, 2013
In some areas of the world it’s about to get really hot- which can be a sweaty nightmare in layers! With a few adjustments here and there you are on your way to a summer friendly coord. Here are some do’s and don’ts to beat the heat Lolita-style:
Instead of bulky wigs: Wear hair extensions! This will give you a fuller hair effect without the benefit of a winter hat.
Instead of a tight fitting blouse: Wear a blouse that’s breathable! Look for ones that won’t bunch up, are made of light fabric, and don’t have too many piled on details. Chiffon is really in this year and follows all those rules- plus it looks beautiful in any coordinate! Or just skip the blouse altogether! I find this especially cute under halter top JSKs. If you’re too worried about it being “against the rules” then covering your shoulders up with a light shawl or cardigan should do the trick!
Instead of a onepiece: Wear a JSK or skirt! Lolita dresses are typically made of thick fabric so the less you need to wear of it the better.
Instead of over-the-knee socks: Wear ankle socks! You don’t want the hassle of holding up heavy socks when the sun it beaming at you!
Instead of having your hair down: Try a cute up-do! Buns are popular in lolita and work in any style- plus you won’t have to worry about your hair flying into your lip gloss when a cool breeze comes around. Tying your hair up will be a weight off your shoulders!
Instead of heavy porcelain doll makeup: Try a lighter look with tinted moisturizer (SPF is a big plus!), glossy lips, and waterproof eye makeup.
Instead of dark colors: Go for whites! We all know dark colors attract heat while light ones reflect rays. As a side note I personally prefer not to have my prints bleached by the sun but that may be a bit protective.
Instead of mary janes: Wear matching sandals! While this is more on the casual side, sandals are way more appropriate than other lolita footwear for beach meet ups.
Instead of going out empty-handed: Bring a parasol! They were made to be a cute way to handle the rays. What are you excited for this summer? Have a sugar-sweet day and thanks for reading! Other blogs talking about this: A Sweet Lolita’s Disney LifeF Yeah LolitaIma-PrincessJess Cosmos DelightJewellery box of starry-eyed Lolitalolita in the sky with diamonds Ramble Rori