With the world of sweet lolita becoming over-run with pastel wigs and deco accessories, sometimes it's nice to go back to basics every once in a while! Natural sweet lolita is pretty much how I'd describe my lolita style so I thought I'd share it with you c:
Find inspiration in the old school sweet lolita. The picture above shows how natural can be super adorable! She's got natural sweet lolita down ;)
The basics of natural sweet lolita include:
Make up: Go for something simple but very pretty. Ditch deco jewels for a clean complection with a small dusting of pink blush. Forget layers of fake lashes and go for lots of mascara or just one set of fake lashes. Circle contacts can still be natural - as long as they're not huge and teamed up with intense gyaru inspired eye make up.
Nails: Those decoden fake nails can have a wee break.. french tips, clear polish, one polish to match your outfit or a little nail shimmer is the way to go!
Hair: This is an important one! No colourful wigs are included in natural lolita. Wear your natural hair or a natural looking wig (like the one pictured above). Natural hair colours such as brown, black and blonde match pretty much any outfit and tone it down. I think pastel wigs are what make OTT sweet look so OTT.
Hair accessories: A hair bow, hat, simple bonnet or headband is all you need for natural lolita head wear! Do you really need one head eater, 6 mini bows and star hair clips nesting in your hair? Not really :p
Accessorising: You don't need to wear $100 worth of jewelry with one outfit - a wrist cuff and a ring is enough to make your outfit pop! I actually hardly ever bother wearing any jewelry apart from my little pony necklaces, sometimes bracelets and rings get in the way or feel uncomfortable. Also, your bag can be a plain bag with a bow, rather than a matching print tote with a million danglies hanging from it!
Well, that's basically it! Are you a natural sweet lolita too, or are you an OTT addict? Feel free to let me know which and why c: