All the clothes in your wardrobe seem outdated. None of the accessories you own can possibly spruce them up. Things just seem so stagnant and you wonder what to do. All you need is some inspiration to get back to your previous fashionable self. If you think you have exhausted all the fashion from the western world, tap into the east!
Best fashion trends in Japan
Here in this article, we have put together some of the best Japanese fashion trends that are hot right now and all the essentials you will need to put together the look you desire. You might have most articles right there with you, hiding in your closet. But, even if you don’t have them, don’t worry. We have also given you the links to buy some of those must-haves. So, dive right in!
#1 – Leather jacket – Fashion trend in Japan
The Japanese have a distinct style that swings from hot to cold. The first fashion trend on our list is straight from the streets of Tokyo: the combination of leather and fabric. If you own a fitted leather jacket and are done pairing it with the usual tops and bottoms, try wearing it with a bright coloured tee for that pop of colour and some high waisted wide trousers. That’s another piece which seems to be a favourite with the girls in Japan these days: wide-legged pants. Now, don’t we all love a pair of those trousers that flow so beautifully plus keep us comfortable all day long? Choose the pants in a flowy crepe to add a bit of romance to an otherwise bold look. While the pants keep you cool, the leather jacket manages to heat things up a notch, for sure. Finish the look with leather shoes in a contrasting colour and you are all set to make heads turn!
Go simple yet chic with this black leather jacket:
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If you are adventurous, check out some of these colours:
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#2 – Denim – Fashion trend in Japan
There was a time many decades ago when denim was in. That “worker” look with both men and women dressed in all denim slowly faded away over the years. Well, lucky us, the look seems to be quite the rage in Japan. You, of course, don’t have to go shopping for dungarees or overalls, thankfully. All you need are a few key pieces to layer and you can achieve that cool look. Fish out that denim jacket you stashed away a few years ago, thinking you would never be able to wear it again. Oh, also that denim shirt or top, if you have one. Pair these with some wide-legged denim pants and you are almost done, ready to rock the streets! If that is too much blue for you, keep the rest of your look simple with a pair of contrasting shoes and a matching bag.
These wide-legged denim pants is certainly a good investment:
Keep them simple:
Check out this denim jacket as well:
You can also go over-sized:
#3 – Skirts and Brogues – Trend in Japan
If you thought brogues were to be worn with jeans, think again. One of the top looks trending in Japan is the pairing of a skirt with chunky brogues. You could have any type of skirt, the sky’s the limit. Wear a nice skirt in any length, maybe one with flowers or one with stripes, it doesn’t matter. If you are not really the kind to wear a lot of skirts, we think it’s time you checked out some pretty skirts online and got yourself a few good ones.
We also love brogues as they give you that edgy look. While a skirt can come off as pleasant and delicate, the brogues even out that impression with their rugged appearance. Overall, these two opposites definitely do go well together and make the wearer look really interesting!
We love these skirts:
#4 – Funky socks – Fashion trend in Japan
From the days of wearing long socks, we went to days where we wore ankle socks that were barely visible over our shoes. Japan has broken this trend and gone back to the good old days of wearing socks, but… with a twist! First of all, if you want your socks to be visible, make sure they are funky enough. In fact, they must be one of the prominent pieces in your look (Yes, we said “one of the prominent pieces” because Japanese trends hugely involve putting many bold signature pieces together). Get a few pairs of brightly coloured socks to contrast your outfits as well as your shoes. Also, have some patterns or some funky embroidery on them otherwise there wouldn’t be much to show them off. Socks in all lengths are in style now, right from a couple of inches above the ankle to all the way up to your knee. So wear those socks just to show them off!
Go solid on your socks:
Or, go sheer:
#5 – Layered shirts – Japanese street fashion
Layering isn’t just for the cold, it seems. The fashionable Japanese girls have found a way to make layering super sexy and stunning. The layers have to be contrasting though, to help you achieve that look. Some ways to couple up these shirts would be to pair a printed shirt with a solid striped shirt. No plain colours here, always go for prints, stripes and checks. The trick is to wear them in such a way that both shirts are visible and don’t forget to give off that edgy, “too cool for life” attitude!
It’s time to tap into your boyfriend’s closet for that loose-fitting floral shirt. Or, you can pick up one of these:
Layer those printed shirts with some solid stripes like these:
#6 – Camo pants – High fashion in Japan
Another trending fashion in Japan are camouflage pants. These again take away that feminine vibe and give women that raw, rugged look. This can be very sexy when teamed with a fitted tank top or even a crop top. While a lot of Japanese women stick to looking feminine with a raw edge, this look completely is the opposite. Keep those Camo pants loose and wear them with a pair of chunky boots to complete that hot look. Obviously, this is one hell of a comfortable outfit as well.
Keep them loose, colourful and stylish:
# 7 – Hoodie – Japanese fashion trend
Hoodies have always been our favourite comfort wear. While some might think of hoodies as indoor, sloppy wear, the Japs have managed to turn this into something really cool as well as sexy. Get yourself a bold hoodie, either in a single colour or something printed, it doesn’t matter. Wear it with a bold bottom, like a mini skirt or even those camo pants. To complete the look, bring in your bold attitude and paint the town red!
Wear a hoodie with your favourite character and wear it with pride:
You can also choose to wear a plain solid coloured hoodie. Check these out:
However, if plain’s the route you are taking, wear it with a shiny mini skirt:
#8 – Chunky shoes – Fashion trend in Japan
A noticeable trend amongst Japanese women is the love for chunky, bulky shoes. Be it boots or brogues, they bring it in heavy and solid. We see a lot of women wearing heavy work boots with medium length or midi skirts in floral prints, to give it the balance between masculinity and femininity. These boots are also worn with loose trousers or wide-legged jumpsuits tucked into them. The shoes can be a statement piece if they are embellished or can be a subtle addition to the outfit to add some oomph.
Here are some shoes and boots you can add to your collection to pair them with just about any outfit:
This seller has some pretty cool shoes that are chunky, yet have a feminine softness to them.
These plain black oxfords can be teamed with a colourful skirt or pants. Don’t forget to add some funky socks as well.
Another bold pair of vintage shoes to add to your collection
Best Japanese trends
There are times when we are bored with the clothes available in our wardrobe and wonder how to spice them up. While our first instinct is to check out the European fashion trends and check out what’s in style, we often forget to check out what’s hot on the other side of the world. Check out this additional information that will help you know more about Japanese fashion.
What is the most popular fashion in Japan?
Gyaru is probably the most popular Japanese fashion trend that has been around for a very long time which is when school girls wear super short skirts and high knee socks. It has now become an identity for Japanese girls and has formed a signature style for the country. We have got to admit it is super appealing and makes us want to adopt it too.
What kind of clothing do Japanese wear every day?
There is not one clothing apparel that is consistently worn by everyone like every other country but something that is a signature style among the Japanese is the Kimono which is an important part of their culture. You could say the Kimono is the most common piece of clothing that the Japanese wear.
Japanese Fashion trends 2020
Japan is a country that has created and owned so many styles over the years and they are hugely inspirational. What we love more is the fact that they can be easily put together with very few articles, some of which you might already own in your wardrobe! True, it might seem like there are too many bold pieces put together, but that style can really bring out who you really are. So you don’t have to wait any longer. Go through our article a few times and review your wardrobe again. Invest in some signature pieces from the links we have given you. Experiment with some exciting new looks, maybe create your own unique looks and start snapping some pics for your Insta!