Japan’s ever-changing fashion scene has been getting more eyeballs recently, especially since the summer styles are perfect for Singapore! So we took a look at the latest trends on the streets to see what the current “it” fashion in Japan is and find out how you can get that look – straight from the source!
You must think us crazy. Layering? In Singapore’s weather? Bear with us. This look is a blast from the past (hello 90s fashion!), popular both in Japan and the US and is suitable for Singapore’s heat.
Our hot and humid weather usually doesn’t allow for much layering, but a slinky camisole over a thin t-shirt? We can pull that off at least (especially in our freezing cold malls!)
Camisoles are light and can add a touch of whimsical girlishness to any outfit. Plus, they are also a great way to add a bit of texture. Not sure how to start layering? Start with sprucing up a simple white t-shirt with a bright coloured camisole or top it with a long spaghetti strap dress.
It doesn’t get more lady-like then this. Sheer Midi length skirts are all the rage in Japan right now. The skirts typically have a midi length tulle or lace outer layer, and a short inner lining. Cinched at the waist and full at the hips and thighs, these skirts are instantly flattering for any body shape and size.
These soft, swishy garments can instantly dress up any look – wear one over denim shorts for some extra spunk or match one with sneakers and a band t-shirt for a grungy-girly look; you could also keep things classy with a simple pair of heels, plain sweater top and lacy ski
Also known as Skants (skirt-pants), these wide-leg pants drape loosely and elegantly over your shape, helping to create a sleek, feminine appearance of skirts while affording you the mobility of pants.
Skants come in a variety of lengths so men and women of all heights and sizes can put their own spin to the trend. The loose cut of wide-leg pants can create the illusion of billowy skirts or could even be a modern take on the traditional Japanese hakama (traditional Japanese formal pants)depending on how you style your look.
You can pair a crisp striped skants with a fitted shirt to create a lankier look or match subdued pastels with a white top for a fresh, active look. Wide leg pants like Culottes, Gaucho and Palazzo-style pants are generally light and airy, perfect for Singapore’s humidity.
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