Tokyo Fashion Week

It might not be the biggest event in the fashion calendar, but you can guarantee the cool kids of Japan will be out in force for Tokyo Fashion Week, showing us how you really pull an outfit together!

How adorably petulant does this duo look? Quirky dye jobs, thrown together styling and perfectly grumpy little pouts, all present and correct. Both dressed in a mish-mash of vintage and thrift store finds, each girl is rocking her own distinctive style. On the left we’ve got a glam grunge vibe going on, which I absolutely love. I’m a sucker for some good layering, and this combination of the oversized boyfriend tee layered over the sheer lace maxi skirt with that lovely fluted hem, and the faded camo bomber is perfection. Carhartt are the kings of utility wear, and this floral print jacket has a lovely feminine twist on a traditional camouflage print, without being too overtly girly. Buy it a size up for a boyfriend fit. Pair with this gorgeous DKNY delicate lace skirt. Not cheap, but not quite bank-breaking in the grand scheme of designer wear, this skirt can be kept casual with biker boots or converse with a V-neck cotton t-shirt tucked in at the waist, or dressed up to the max with a silk cami and strappy sandals. It’s a real fashion all-rounder – this, my friends, is what you call an investment piece…

Missy on the right here has gone a bit more prim in an oh-so-demure knee-length pencil skirt and blouse combo, adding some clashing colour with her sequinned bomber, and a cutesy edge with her Chloe Sevigny booties. I’ve had this tinsel-embellished bomber sitting in my Saved list for weeks, and it’s currently reduced on ASOS.com to a bargainous £22.50. If you’re a die-hard sequin fanatic then this mermaid effect design by Jaded London will have you swooning like a 13-year-old at a One Direction concert. This houndstooth pencil skirt is a little gem from Baum Und Pferdgarten at ASOS, featuring the classic print with a lovely new graphic element. Follow this stylista’s lead by styling with a simple silk blouse, like this beauty by Vince , or throw an extra print in the mix with this stunning top by Proenza Schouler, whose long-line design will work perfectly with the fitted pencil skirt. Wearing the same tonal colours will prevent the look being too garish, although the clashing bomber will give an edge our little street styler would be proud of.

Kerryn Grady

 

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