Japan’s street fashion has heavily influenced my latest Look of the Week for my take on Japanese inspired style. My look pays a loving tribute to a captivating country. Here’s how I styled an outfit to visit the bustling capital city of Tokyo.
Wide trousers are one of the most popular fashion trends in Japan. I saw them EVERYWHERE during my holiday, from Kyoto to Osaka, Hiroshima, Nara and Tokyo. Buying a pair of my own became an obsession, which is why I was so delighted to find this stunning pair of black pinstripe wide leg trousers in Uniqlo. I loved them so much, I ended up buying two more pairs in different colours. I know what you’re thinking… that’s so out of character for me, isn’t it?
I’ve always had something of an aversion to wide trousers because I’ve been worried they’d swamp me because I’m only 5′ 2″. However, after seeing how petite Japanese women styled them, I was inspired to buy my own. I’m pleasantly surprised by these.
They’re incredibly comfortable and extremely versatile. I can wear them with a variety of tops and jumpers whatever the weather. Quite the perfect match for this cream print top from Bershka which has a Japanese expression printed on it! “Suki Desu” means “I like you”, rather appropriate because I reaaaaally like Japan!
A black Barbour jacket like this one is super practical for travelling. Not only is it ideal for unpredictable weather but it has multiple pockets for a phone or lip balm! I wore this a lot during my recent holiday to Japan.
My ‘Japanese inspired style’ accessories:
Taking care of your skin is super important in Japan and it’s very common to see men and women of all ages wearing UV protective clothing like UPF sleeves and gloves. These Coolibar UPF 50+ gloves are always with me. Whenever I wear them I feel safe in the knowledge that I’m looking after my skin.
Although I’m a big fan of Japanese flatform shoes, I wouldn’t dream of travelling in heels. Comfort is key when you’re on your feet all day, don’t you think? My trusty FitFlop shoes never left my side in Japan and protected my feet, whether I was climbing up Mount Misen or pounding the pavements of Tokyo looking for sheet masks! My favourite Polaroid aviator sunglasses and my beloved Kenzo watch completed my look.
My ‘Japanese inspired style’ look:
Top, Bershka; Jacket, Barbour; Trousers; Brazilets, Brazilets; Sunglasses, Polaroid; UPF 50+ Gloves, Coolibar; Shoes, FitFlop; Uniqlo; Watch, Kenzo
Styling and Photography: Glitterball Magazine