Who are the Dryad Girls?
A close cousin of the Japanese Mori Girls, with less emphasis on the overtly conventional feminine a-line wispiness and laces and more focus on bold, natural colourings.
Dryads have a deep love of the forest, and other natural areas. The difference here is that we go for boldness, practicality and strength. We do not like to make ourselves look childlike, but like the strong naturalistic women we are. Boys are welcome too!
They can often be seen wearing:
Natural dye pallette, mainly of greens and browns, with hints of other natural dye colours such as deep eggplant purples, pale yellows and reds which change with the seasons throughout the year, more greys in winter, more oranges in fall. Undyed linens as well and vintage woolens.
Animal motifs in silkscreen or rubber stamp print(not three wolf moon!) such as owls, sparrows, deer, bears, mice or porcupines. Bugs are okay too.
Lots of moss and feathers and branches used as accessories
Plant motifs-not of the overtly feminine floral but of leaves, mushrooms, trees, vines and berries. Ferns and bracken also feature prominently.
Use of potpourri pouches or natural organic creams as light perfumes
Minimal makeup, mostly in the same natural pallette
They love to camp, collect items from the forest, have picnics in the trees and may be seen with telescopes or field guides. If Mori Girls look like they have been lost in the forest, Dryad Girls look like they are part of it.
Most importantly, they are like Mori Girls and Natural Kei but allow for darker, bolder colours, match the changing of the seasons and can be seen in tighter clothing, including natural dyed denims(jeans, jackets) and less of the flowy, lacy, candied look of their mori girl counterparts.
It is worth noting that it is not just about the clothes, but about being close to and a part of nature. We are inspired by the forest, our day to day living is inspired by the forest from ethical wildcrafting and botany to the music(Anything from Iron and Wine/Fleet Foxes to Mileece and the Living Plants)we like which is usually folk or any other type of nature inspired music. We tend to choose careers that focus on the outdoors and usually carry an audubon field guide on hand. Religious naturalism and nontheistic, scientific explorations of nature spirituality appears quite often and so does romanticism to an extent.