Diving back into the topic of Wa-lolita, today’s coordinate is more rooted in the military aspect. Following my Wa Lolita 101 post, this is ‘type 5′. It takes inspiration from traditional boys’ school uniforms (gakuran), prints from the Meiji era, and
Ignore that last part, you saw nothing. Anyway, back on topic…
I’ve said before that the belts that come with those tourist-trap yukatas should be burned, or worn as any way but a belt. Wearing them as a combo gives the yukata a ~bathrobe chic~ from the nth level of eBay hell.
Having said that, when the yukata is worn in a non-traditional way- there is a lot more freedom. Wear it in your hair, or in this case across the shoulders and down the edges of the jacket.
Now, as to what I actually ended up wearing…
Minor accessory switch, but major difference in look. Instead of looping around the waist, the belt now hangs equal with the hem of the yukata. The extra length has been folded and pinned at the back of the neck.
The ends are not pinned in place- they are left free to flow with the outward flare of the jacket.