First off, hello! Sorry about my week-long absence x~x! School started again and I've had tests and quizzes and homework galore!
Speaking of school, I've been thinking about making a post like this for a while, since it's probably what I hear and get questioned about most from other lolitas.
"It's so nice that you can wear lolita to school! I wish I could wear lolita to my school, but I'm afraid no one will like it."
I wanted to make a post telling all of you school-going lolitas (though I can only speak from experience for middle school or high school) that it is okay to wear lolita to school! Of course, other students will overreact, some will ask questions, some will make rude comments, or some will just laugh at the sight of frills and bows (I find this ridiculous considering I've seen people wearing tights WITHOUT pants/shorts/skirt or a long top or dress to cover them D:). On the other side though, a lot of people do actually like it! It's always nice to hear people pass you in the hallways and say you look cute or like a doll ♥.
If you really do want to start wearing your lolita to school, but aren't sure how to go in without freaking everybody out, try to ease into dressing up. Instead of boring T-shits, start wearing cutsews. Carry your lolita bags or wear your lolita shoes. Wear your JSK's with sweaters on top and without a petticoat, maybe. There are plenty of ways to dress down your lolita for school at first. After you get a feel for things, and feel that your classmates and friends aren't way weirded out, go for your petticoats and more traditional lolita coordinations! Another great way is to try to wear a full lolita coordinate once a week for a while, preferably some day later in the week like Thursday or Friday. Your classmates will slowly become used to the look until you can wear it as often as you like (this is what I did xD)!
Some people swear their schools are really bad; full of people who will definitely judge them for wearing the clothes. I must say that I understand you completely. Living outside of Atlanta, there are quite a few, erm, closed-minded people around xD. I've heard SO MANY "What the HECK is she wearing?!"'s and "OH GURL, UH-UH!"'s that you would think I would stop by now. The trick is to know that you're wearing your lolita for you. Always remember that you are the one who gets enjoyment from wearing these clothes, that they make you feel beautiful no matter what. No one else should be able to pry their way into something as personal as how you dress (other than parents/guardians or school officials).
People will say things, but if its something that makes YOU happy, you shouldn't let it get to you! Eventually, people will become used to you, and accept that its something you will do whether they like it or not.
I'm really hoping I hear about more girls wearing lolita to their schools. It really isn't as hard or outlandish as you might think! Of course, there are occasions where its not appropriate at school, but I trust you guys would know when it's not okay. If it's somehow against the dress code of your school, please don't break the rules ;u;.
I'll conclude this post with some older coordinates I've worn to school ;u;.
(If you would like to see the outfit rundowns, I have both outfits in a daily_ala_mode post here)
Thanks for looking! ;u;.