Last weekend, for lolita day, I got an unexpected present:

Snow! This may not seem like that big of a deal to a lot of people, but here in North Carolina it pretty much only snows in January/February. So to have it snow all day long in December was so exciting! We’re in for a long, cold winter I think, there’s even a possibility of more snow on Monday. While I’m dreaming of a white Christmas (for once!) I’m also picking up some extra tips about how to stay warm and cozy while wearing lolita in the winter. I know I’ve done some posts like this before, but stuff like this is always useful I think!
Invest in good winter-wear That coat up there is super warm, it’s been a real savior in recent weeks. A nice lolita coat can be pretty expensive, even from off-brand places, but the investment is totally worth it. A lot of brands also make winter-specific dresses, fabrics like velveteen really help to hold in heat. And of course, don’t forget the extras! Flannel bloomers, scarves, hats, gloves, wool tights, etc. are all great for keeping warmer, even if they are only really useful for one season.
Layer, layer, layer! Wearing two pairs of tights, socks with tights, cardigans, hell I’ve even worn plain t-shirts under my blouses before just to add that little extra layer of warmth. Things like that really go a long way in utilizing what you currently have to keep warm.
Be careful! If the weather is really rough and you’re unsure of whether or not you can keep warm, play it safe and don’t wear lolita. Or, pack your outfit and change when you get to your destination. Prettiness is not worth injuring yourself or getting sick.