12.23.2010

Japanese Streets

I spent some time lurking around the Japanese Streets website the other day. It's ridiculous how obsessive my clicking got by the end – I went through all 60-something pages. The Harajuku look isn't so much my thing, but the hope that I'd come across a really good outfit like one of the ones above kept me going. I told you before that I haven't always been into Japanese fashion, but I'm really starting to appreciate their ability to layer. I guess (in my humble opinion) some of them over do it, but if that's what they like, why stop it?

My favorite look is the one with the squirrel sweater and the fur collar, and the one with the Bonnie and Clyde looking beret and dress! Which look is your favorite?

18 comments:

kristine said...

Gosh, I LOVE Japanese street style. When I was in high school, it inspired me to start dressing more fashionably. My favorite is probably the second one - the fur collar and the squirrel are just so funny and cute.


Kristine. Or Polly.

pooja elangbam said...

i just love it! gonna check out the site.
if possible check my blog
http://fashionfollowsabem.blogspot.com/

Carys said...

I love it! They all look so cute, I love the girly, vintage feel of these outfits. And that man is awesome.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Kinsey French said...

i am so lovin' this! my favorite is the second with the cute little squirrel sweater!<3

-Kinsey
the owl and the fifties.

Juliette said...

They're all so inspiring!
I would love to go to Japan someday and experience all its street fashion in person.

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

Amara said...

Hello!!
I love your blog so much! I just recently went through all your archives and i must say that yours is one of the loveliest blogs i have come across! I do not have one of my own, but i hope to soon.

My favorite look is most definitely the green dress. I love it paired with tights and riding boots. and that brown book-bag is amazing!

Honor said...

I haven't ever commented on here but am a frequent visiter. I agree with the bonnie and clyde photo though, my favourtie one :)

Emily said...

I love Japanese street style too! I went to Japan when I was 16 and stayed in Osaka. The fashion was amazing. I remember going to a mall and being bombarded with bright colors everywhere - in the clothes, the shoes, everything. They all dress so interestingly, and it's really adorable! Thanks for posting!

Rosaspina Vintage said...

Green dress all the way! :)
Japanese style is so unique and inspiring, there's so much to learn from these ladies, first of all the way they seem not to mind what people think at all :)

nancy : The Sway Report said...

Sometimes I think (opinion alert) that Japanese style can be too cartoony. But really, I also admire it so much for the way Japanese women layer, their use of neutrals and basics to create awesome texture in their outfits, and generally, their sense of adventure and elegance in their style.

A new blog of a girl who is Chinese but lives in Japan: tinytoadstool. Google it, and check it out! This girl is amazing!

xo
nancy

BARGAIN BEX said...

gosh. i can't seem to get over the adorableness that is that sweet whitle lace dress with matching socks and heels ...

bex.

Nicole said...

These are great!! I love the green dress look with the boots.. very vintage.. very chic!

natasha said...

I love these looks. I so want to visit Japan one day. Love your blog and have a Happy Holidays!!!

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AnnaBananaCupcake said...

The all white lace look is my favorite even though I could never wear it myself. I love street style photos like this! XOXO

martina said...

the jumper in the 2nd pic is adorable <3

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MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

I'm a big fan of Japanese street style. While a lot of the various styles and themes they play upon are not something I personally would wear, I'm still enamored by how socially acceptable so many different looks are with our friends to the East.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

It's a funny thing, when I was in High School I always thought the Japanese girls were the most stylish around, but after a while I kind of fell out of love with this style. I think I got so much into a "quality over quantity" kick, and a lot of Japanese clothes tend to be pretty cheap, and to look like a slightly not-getting-it take on a Western idea. I realize this opinion can make me unpopular in blogland!

Having said that, I do really like the look of the girl in the green dress... : )

rwoodhouse0214 said...

I like the white dress in the fifth look, as well as the white handbag in the 6th. Streetstyle sites are addictive, right?