-In no particular order-
1. A Quality Brooch
|My "Frenchie" brooch from Peppermint Fox's Bon Bon Parade Collection|
Though it may seem a bit unorthodox, a nice quality brooch is one of the best accessories to own. You can dress up any shawl, blouse, sweater, cardigan, or even hats with sweet and quirky designs. Not to mention that they're a great way to hold draped pieces in place or add a bit of pop to a blouse neckline!
2. A Shawl, Stole, or Long Scarf
|Photo courtesy of Lolibrary|
3. A Cute Pair of Booties
|Powerful Protagonist Bootie from ModCloth|
As fall gets into full swing and winter approaches, I've found booties to be the most indispensable shoes. They're short and cute with just enough heel to keep out of inclement weather puddles and cover up so much more than flats to keep your feet warm.
4. A Solid Statement Bag
|My favorite bag for lolita outfits by AP|
We've all been there - we have a meetup and a long journey ahead of us, but are at odds with our purse situation. We can either take the cute bag which holds next to nothing or the less-than-ideal-carry-all which will see us through our trip with snacks and backup eyelash glue. My advice? Invest in a gorgeous, but adequately sized bag that you can pair with a variety of coordinates. Aim to fit just as much as you need inside without sacrificing any of the lolita necessities.
5. Solid Colored Tights
These are a personal favorite of mine - brightly colored tights I can use to add some pop to my otherwise ordinary outfits. Use them for accent colors, or go bold with colorblocking! With colder weather fast approaching tights are sure to be your best friends at outdoor meetups or shopping trips. Not only will they keep you toasty warm, but they'll create tonal depth for your coordinate.
And there you have it - my absolute must-have pieces for every lolita style. Though they might seem small and cursory, it's amazing how much these pieces can do for your coordinate! They're all versatile for life in and out of the petticoats and allow you to add a touch of personal style to your favorite designer pieces~