My super cool friend Becky recently visited Tokyo, Japan. I asked her for two small favors:
1. Go shopping!
2. Take pictures!
She’s not back yet, but sent me these awesome photos of local fashionistas, as well as a breakdown of What Typical Fashionable Women are Wearing in Tokyo these days!
Love you, Becky – thanks for your fab fashion journalism, on my behalf, ha ha ha!
I’ve tried to take a few pictures to show you how people are dressing here. Sorry the quality isn’t great. The whole Harajuku cosplay scene has moved away from its traditional location so I wasn’t able to get any really fun costume pics. I think there’s one Gothic Lolita in there.
Everyday wear seems to be short skirts, shorts or tunics with leggings and either platforms or short boots. Most of the women under 40 I’ve seen look like there are too many things going on at once, but occasionally I’ve seen an outfit that is mostly subdued with just one crazy thing to accent, and it looks good. One thing I realized I haven’t noticed at all is jewelry, so it must be rather subdued.
I was in the equivalent of a Buffalo Exchange the other day and my first thought was “Tanya would be in heaven.” The whole style just seems very you, delicate or crazy prints, flowy, tops, and boots 🙂
That’s what I’ve got so far. If I see some more good stuff I’ll send it along.
I adore these SOOOOO much!!! 😉 #fashioncrave