Look to things other than people to inspire you. Movies, music, plays, literature, art, architecture. I have an inspiration folder on my computer that has everything from wedding dresses to spiral staircases, castles to cottages, tea sets, pretty food, gardens, paintings, graveyards, anything that I find beautiful and interesting goes in there. While it’s great to get inspiration for your coordinates from other people’s coordinates, you can also find a lot of inspiration in the rest of the world around you.
So I was having trouble doing a coord in all sax that was convincing for Gothic Lolita, it always turned out too Classic/Sweet with some dashes of goth thrown in. So I went ahead and added some black in there but used sax as the focus and this is what I got.
I’m going to start with this dress in sax because it’s super elegant and they even give you a picture of it with a black shawl that shows you it will work nicely with black. Then I’ll wear it with this shawl in black, these tights, and this hat in sax. To give the hat a slightly more Gothic touch I’ll add a brooch to it somewhere that mimics the look of the dripping jewels and I would replace the white roses with black ones and possibly add a black veil or some black lace into where the veil in the hat already is. Then I’ll do black lace gloves, a blue ring, and a blue brooch on top of the shawl. Then I’ll go with these boots in sax and add some shoe clips to tie them in a little more.