Something that I’ve found is that while I love pastels, I look better in dark colors so what I’ve taken to doing fairly often is coordinating my pastels with dark colors, mainly black. Perhaps this skirt with a black blouse that has a touch of pink on it (a pink bow at the neck, a pink brooch, a pink necklace, something like that), a black hair accessory, pink legwear (or pink and black together), black shoes. The right balance of light colors and dark colors can help tone things down a little while still keeping it very sweet and cute.
Hi! So the other day I got this cute fabric and I want to use it in a jsk. So I have a couple questions. 1. Do you think it’d look good? I’m planning on only making the skirt part out of this fabric. 2. What color would be best for the torso part? I prefer darker colors in Lolita but I want to make sure it looks pretty. I was thinking brown/tan or warm grey, would those be bad choices?
(This is a weird photo, it’s a bit lighter in real life)
Response from Lolita Tips:
I think it’s pretty cute but it strikes me as something that would only really work in Country Lolita so keep that in mind. I think that in order to keep the dress from looking too top-heavy you should avoid using too dark of a color on the bodice but a light-ish tan would be a good option or a light yellow or even a dusty pink. Then since you like darker colors you could maybe pair it with a darker brown bolero and brown shoes to get some of that dark coloring in there without overwhelming the light print.