One of the things that I have learned since moving so far down south (it's far south to me) is that Winter here is far different from Winter from where I'm from. This means that I have had to adjust my wardrobe and acclimate to the area that only ever seems to be getting warmer. So for this weeks Lolita Blog Carnival we are all taking a crack at that sharing our tips and tricks, mine seeming a bit less warm to some but still common.
Here I have a few things that I find help keep me warm enough in the winter months, it feels like too much and not enough!
This and my longer wool cape are two of my most used items this year for outerwear, going with my actual coat only a few times this winter. Thinking about your local weather and having a capelet or cape as an option when it just isn't cold enough is great.
Jackets like this are also great options for when you don't want anything too heavy, fashionable jackets tend to do the trick for me. And who doesn't want some dapper looking jacket that you don't goes so well with your coordinate? It also helps that you can have so many different styles and colors and fabrics used for these jackets, giving totally different touches to an outfit.
I think this has been me for most of the winter, I know they aren't always appropriate for Lolita but certain heavy sweaters are great for staying cozy and warm and can be very cute. I think a lot of the sweater releases from brands are great too, they are usually the right length and cut for the fashion but it's always difficult to find ones outside of brands that go so well. It's just a matter of finding ones that work for you and for your wardrobe, I have seen many a frilly individual do this.
Brushed cotton and fleece bloomers are actually a great thing to have in the colder months. If you are planning to go out to an event, meet, or simply out on your own that requires a lot of time outdoors these make a world of difference. The brushed cotton ones are a little lighter weight but they are good if you get warm too quickly and need just a little extra something.
This is difficult to see, and harder for me to find a photo of, but I wear my gloves with almost every coord, switching from the antique and vintage net ones to the clothe ones over the season changes. They are easily one of my favorite accessories and are a godsend in the Fall in Winter, they are also just very lovely in general. I think more people should wear them more often in the fashion but that's just a preference though.
Honorable mentions go to tights, some of them are very thick and great for keeping warm. But if you want to read about what other frilly bloggers have written be sure to check their pages out in the links below.