Saturday, 19 July 2014

Inspired by: The work place

So as summer holidays are again winding down it's time to return to the everyday life, which in my case means an internship starting at the begining of August. So as I tackled school in an earlier inspired by post I thought this time we'd discuss the work place. Be noted that some ideas proposed here are not strictly lolita but will incorporate lolita clothes.

I might also point out that these tips wont work for all fields. I have mostly worked at customer service situations in places that have allowed this sort of thing. Work places are different and if yours enforces a dress code breaking it should be done after carefull consideration and with subtlety. 

The added flair way

 This is really quite a simple idea which can be done with any bottom one wishes to use. I chose to use a skirt because I don't really care for trousers. I combined the skirt with a nice lolita blouse and added a cardigan. I feel some lolita blouses are classy and dressy enough to wear in a work outfit even if one's work place demands a fairly formal attire.  To add more femininity I added a nice pair of heels and head bow. 

The Casual lolita way

This is  coordinate for a more relaxed atmosphere. It is basicly a very simple lolita outfit with some dressy accessories. To make it interesting I decided to keep it rather missmatchy with the red shoes and the lilac gems on the watch. It is quite clear that one should probably leave the over the top styles to lo9lita gatherings and tea parties, but I don't feel it's necessary to leave all your personal style at home.

My way

A lady's work never ends

This is definitely something I'd wear to work. I would generally keep the petticoat slightly less poofy and keep a cardigan near me as just like in school work places tend to have different tempatures at random. I also like to have a watrch on me to keep my eye on the time.

General tips

1. If your boss informs you that what you are wearing isn't appropriate, listen to them and don't wear the piece of clothing in question again. Work is a small part of life and somethimes one needs to to forgo ones sartorial wants to follow a work place dress code.

2. If anything lolita is absolutely not okay, add cuteness to your day with a cute lunch box or small accessories like pearl bracelets or a simple floral hairpiece.

3. Some work places wont allow you to carry a bag so pockets will become your best friend. Pick pieces taht have those or hope you can hide everything you need to your desk drawer.

4. Choose simpler almost otomeish pieces for work wear. They tend to be more comfortable than more elabrote styles and less fussy to wear as well.

So dear readers, have you worn lolita to work and what was it like? Or do you feel that lolita and work should not mix? Do share your experiences in the comments.

Madame Parapluie


  1. I have dressed in a combination of lolita and dark mori at work, but haven't got any comments only eyes. People are looking very plain at my job (boring).

    1. I know the feeling of the eyes. In most places in Finland that is what you get.

    2. Oh, I should dress up a lot more at work :)

  2. I wish I could dress up at work but as a library aide I do a lot of book shelving and shifting which requires lots of moving around. So I tend to stick to pretty accessories and pretty tops with my jeans.

    1. I am actually studying to be a librarian and have worn lolita through my internships. Very casual though. It haven't given me any trouble. (Not counting that one awfully flirty man who called me a girly but stopped when I called him an uncle.)