The combination of my not-so-secret hypochondria with the non-stop news of the virus and all its consequences (countries banning entrance, cancelling events, etc..) is not that cute, but since my head needs a (therapeutic?) halt from all these worries I thought it would be good to put in some trivial stuff to amuse it, will you join me?
If I had to describe my style I would say that it is a laidback style with a mix of Japan meets France meets Britain meets Modern vintage, you name it, ha! Lately, thanks to our travels to Japan I’ve been lucky to be able to buy a couple of pieces in Tokyo and I thought it would be fun to show how I use them for my outfits, without being in any specific fashion trend, only considering what calls my name. We have been preparing this post for a little while now, I think it’s the first time we use 4 different locations in the same post (not counting travel here *wink*). So, although it’s not that big of a feat because, hey, it’s only mini sessions, I still feel proud to be able to squeeze this work within our regular work-life routine and that it’s finally out. Do you like this more fashion only related posts for a change? Hope so! Keep reading to see the 4 looks, make sure to let me know in the comments, your favorite!
I think my favorite piece from our purchases is this lavender sweater, which I think it’s so quintessentially Japanese/Korean fashion and it’s perfect for spring. Last year the lavender color was everywhere in the stores in Japan (WeGO, etc…) and now I can see also that this color is flooding the fast-fashion in here. I’m sure a Japanese girl would lay it like a queen, but I bring it to my style by adding the scholar skirt (Compañia Fantastica) and high socks and not adding anything else so the sweet collar and the texture are more visible. I bought this sweater in a store called SM2 ehkä söpö in the famous Sunshine City shopping mall from Ikebukuro.
Wide Leg pants & Beret
This look has a strong French vibe, hasn’t it? I bought this mega wide leg pants in a random store in Kichijioji because I saw a rack that was on sale, and then the beret in a popular store called IGNI, that you can find in a lots of places in Tokyo (for instance Takeshita street). I’ve sometimes been mistaken by a French girl (which is a compliment for me!), even when I’m not forcing it (like with berets, ha! …) so I’m more than happy to play along with this and add more touches. The t-shirt is from I Like cats etsy shop, I originally bought it as a Christmas gift for Daniel, but the size ended up being super small and I adopted it (to be completely honest, I love it so much that I’m not really complaining at all).
Alice in wonderland sweet blouse
This is definitely the quirkiest piece from the bunch! This sweet blouse was on sale in a store in Takeshista street (can’t remember the name, sorry!), I had to bring it with me because how many chances there is that I could find such a unique item in a nearby store? None. The collar and lace makes it perfect for layering it, so I wore it with a jumpsuit, which have become my most worn type of clothing lately. I took the photos in front of my Japanese school, which is easy to identify with The Great Wave off Kanagawa painted on the window shutter, right?
If you are familiar with the Japanese WeGo brand you’ll probably had already seen a lot of this strawberry milk embroidered patterns in different type of clothes. Way before this travel I was already decided to buy a t-shirt with that motif because it makes me instantly think about Tokyo and Harajuku. The t-shirt can really be worn in any type of outfit, but I decided to pair it this time with this Miss Patina pinafore skirt. The pink socks are from Tutu Anna, a very famous socks & tights store in Tokyo.
Which look was your favorite 1, 2, 3 or 4? Which item is your favorite? How would you make an outfit out of it to match your own style?
Keep safe my sweet pals!