If you look at my post "A Victorian home" you can probably pick up some good ideas about how to combine the colors.
I have broken down the anatomy of a dolly kei outfit to these key parts:
- Hair: Loose waves, sometimes bangs that are either straight or rounded, curls, braids, a bob with the ends curled inwards or long and loose hair. Colors are typically shades of caramel, brown or blonde. But any haircolor would work, especially jewel-toned.
- Hair accessories: Bows, vintage hats, flowers and feathers. More is more!
- Makeup: Winged eyeliner, brown, copper and silver eyeshadows, sometimes with false eyelashes, blush applied with a circular motion on the cheeks, neutral lips or some shade of red.
- Jewellery: Tassels, copper, silver, crosses, doll parts, animal bones or skulls, old keys, flowers, lace and ruffles.
- Outerwear: A shawl is often seen instead of a jacket, the material would could be brocade or velvet, it would have a fringe or tassels, a jacket in brocade or velvet material would also be fine, capes or ponchos are sometimes seen.
- Fur: Fur hats, fox tails, fur collars, fur muffs... you get the idea! If you're not a fan of real fur, faux fur can be used instead.
- Bags: Embossed leather, brocade or tapestry bags are usually seen.
- Tights: Printed or solid tights, knee highs or tigh-highs, patterns would be floral, lace, arabesque or anything with a vintage or fairytale feel.