How are you all on this fine day? Did you know that today is the Pagan celebration of Beltane *feels guilty for not doing anything*? Or the older form of May Day. XD It's also my sister's 6th birthday!
I just felt like I needed to write something, and I've been in a very lolita-ry mood these past few days! Browsing QutieLand for suitable summary pieces. This has inspired the post you are now reading!
In my head, country lolita is a very summary style. It's one of the smaller break aways from our broad and ever changing fashion, and I don't think there's enough range in it to be able to call it an actually sub-style. But it does make for darling coordinates full of straw hats, baskets and creamy flower covered dresses.
The main aspects of this style are are the colours selected, and the use of straw articles. Such as straw bonnets and boaters. I have also seen people using mini top hats made of straw.
When I say straw hats I don't mean big floppy beach hats, like the kind you find in Marks&Spencer around this time of year, no. I mean stiff 'balance on your head', or 'school girl' type hats. Decorated with ribbon and plastic fruit and flowers! Such as this one, but varying in size, from mini to full sized ones!
What I personally love about these hats is how they can have a slightly androgynous feel to them. If they're not copiously decorated with plastic plums and grapes. They give a slightly more practical air to coordinates and somehow make them even cuter at the same time!
Along with straw hats, you can also carry straw baskets or bags! ^-^ Baskets in a sort of mini picnic hamper style are soooo adorable, and you could give lining one a go with some thin cotton fabric!