Anonymous:
Hello! I got the Tiered Pintucked JSK by Alice and the Pirates in Wine/Bordeaux recently, and I need a little help with coording. All I have is the Short Sleeve Flower Laced Knit Blouse by Metamorphose in black as a blouse. Do you think that would be okay with the dress or would I have to get another blouse? If it does work, any help with incorporating black without being overbearing? I was thinking black tights, shoes and accessories with touches of wine would be okay.

I think it would be okay but it wouldn’t really be anything fantastic. I think the thing that bothers me about it is how much the buttons stand out and I think they would clash with the buttons on the dress. Perhaps you could cover them up though with a big bow or similar accessory at the neck. I think the best color to use for a blouse would be ivory to match the lace but black could work as well if you were to incorporate black in other ways like you said. Don’t ignore the ivory though when you’re accessorizing. The dress having wine as it’s base gives you a lot of that so I would focus on ivory with smaller touches of wine for your accessories to help balance things out.

Anonymous:
Should I use a white or pink blouse for Bodyline's L251 jumperskirt in black? Thanks~!

Either one works perfectly fine. I would base it on which one you think you would rather use more in the rest of the coord.

Hello! I recently purchased AP's magical etoile apron skirt in the navy colorway and after seeing a bunch of cute coords use this color I am pairing it with a light pink blouse, purse and shoes...but I am stuck on the otk color! should I just go with navy like the skirt, or do light blue or pink? white? Any input is really appreciated~

I think I would go with navy. You have a lot of light pink with a dark skirt so I think using the dark color again would help with balance.

Anonymous:
Hi! So my wardrobe mainly consists of wine and off-white pieces, and I want to branch out some! What colours would you suggest adding that would mix well with what I already have?

I think brown or navy would work really well with the wine and off-white is versatile enough for both. If you like a darker look you could also do black. 

would haenuli's new planetary dreamer design in purple (the one with the unicorns) look good with black blouse/tights etc?

I think the purple is dark enough that black would work perfectly.

Anonymous:
So I'm coordinating l346 in sax with a white/cream blouse and various pink/blue accessories (mostly pink roses) and I was wondering if blue, pink, or white shoes would fit the coord best?

You could get away with any of them but personally I would choose blue since you’re using the pink for most of your accessories and the white seems like more of a secondary color to me.

Anonymous:
Do you or any of your followers have any suggestions on a interesting way to coord a solid white onepiece? I've done straight up shiro a few times, but I feel like there must be more that can be done to make it more interesting. Onepieces seem hard to coord in an interesting way because you can't layer them, and solid ones tend to look even more bland, so I'd love some suggestions on how to spice it up! Especially interested in shoe and hair accessory ideas.

The most obvious way to add interest would be to add pops of color but there’s a number of ways you can do that. One way that I thought of would be to add an overskirt like one of the ones Haenuli has. So here’s an example. You can take your white OP and then wear it with this navy overskirt. Then you can bring the blue back into your legwear along with a silvery white for a little extra dimension which you’ll also get out of the high-low overskirt. Then I see black shoes which will go well with the black accents on this blue bonnet which you can line with white roses. Then you can accessorize with silver jewelry with a few little pops of black and blue.

That’s just one example of course, there are a lot of things you can do with it, but hopefully this gives you some inspiration to build on.

Anonymous:
I have Bodyline's pinkXpink "fruit parlor" skirt, I love it and I don't want to sell it, but I can't seem to make it work for me. I don't know if the color pink doesn't match my skin, or if it's too sweet, or what. Or maybe it's just the fact it's a skirt that doesn't look right on me. Do you have any suggestions for toning it down? Or any other ideas of things I can try to change the look? I'm sorry I know this Is vague and you can't do much without seeing me but I'm really stumped.

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.

Submitted question # 861:

Submitted question:

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.

Anonymous:
Hello! I have a question about wearing items that aren't exactly color coordinated. I have Chess Story's High tea jsk in purple. I don't have any lavender shoes though! I have a pair of pink tea parties, but I don't know if the lavender/ pink combo is too vibrant. Thank you <3

I don’t see why you couldn’t wear them together. It’s already a super Sweet coord and it does already have some pink in it so they should work fine.