There comes a point in your Lolita journey where you feel at a loss with your current wardrobe. This realization can come to light through a number of reasons. Perhaps you have not added anything new in quite some time, or perhaps the items in your wardrobe are of a varied color pallet. Whatever the reason, sometimes a change, big or small, is just what the fashion stylist ordered!
Here is how I personally deal with my wardrobe slumps!
When you find yourself in a wardrobe slump, it is always a good idea to take inventory of your apparel. I find that, when you have all of your items laid out, it is easier to assess where the gaps in your wardrobe exist. For my last wardrobe slump, I laid out all of my apparel items onto my bed so I would be able to assess where I could improve my overall collection. Ask yourself:
✓ What is my wardrobe lacking?
✓ Where can I improve?
✓ What items do I wear the least?
✓ What can I add in order to assist this?
These questions will help you figure out what you can do to free yourself from your slump!
Honestly, my wardrobe is lacking in quite a few areas. While I have a very good start to a Lolita wardrobe, I could use additional items surely. I could use an additional petticoat, an additional long-sleeved blouse, and additional short-sleeved blouse, a few boleros, and some more bloomers.
I can benefit from a Lolita winter coat and winter boots, as I do not have any as of yet. These additions would help to build my wardrobe and allow me to wear Lolita clothes in all seasons. Of course, I would like some additional dresses, solid and printed. Additionally, all of the dresses I have are of a light weight, and I could use some heavier pieces. There is always room for improvement!
It appears that I do not wear all of my items equally. Out of all of my items, I wear my Precious Clove, Letters to my dear Lolita Jumperskirt and my handmade skirt least. The skirt is understandable. I prefer jumperskirts and one-piece dresses rather than Lolita skirts. As a woman with a bust, I find that dresses minimize that particular area much better than a skirt. I have been unable to find a blouse that I am comfortable wearing in addition to a skirt. As for my lovely Precious Clove dress, the dress is stunning! The dress features a gorgeous ivory lace. The reason I rarely wear this piece is because I do not own an off-white or ivory blouse to accompany it.
Why, order more items of course! I do very well with the items I do have, to be sure, but new items would be a great addition. The first items that I would need to order would include an additional white blouse and a long-sleeved ivory blouse. Since I plan to order these particular items from Bunny House, I could also order a few boleros and other Lolita essentials at the same time -- bonus!
Have you ever had a wardrobe slump? What did you do to escape it? Post your answers below!
This is the account of one young woman and her passion for Lolita Fashion.