Too Cool, Yo

| November 5, 2013
Harajuku Streetstyle Tokyo

Harajuku Streetstyle Tokyo. || Image: myfashiontricks.blogspot.com

Words by Mayowa Adeniyi

I HATE TO SAY IT, BUT IN TERMS OF STREET FASHION, WE’RE LOOKING AT THE WRONG PLACES. NOT IN PARIS, MILAN, OR NEW YORK, BUT RATHER THE TOO COOL CITY OF TOKYO.

I KNOW I’M WRITING IN CAPITAL LETTERS, BUT I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT WHEN IT COMES TO THE JAPANESE WAY OF DRESSING. MADE FAMOUS BY ITS HARAJUKU GIRL GANGS AND REAL LIFE GOTHIC ANIME CHARACTERS ROAMING THE STREETS, NO CITY IS POSSIBLY AS STYLISHLY DIVERSE AS THE JAPANESE CAPITAL. TOKYO IS LEADING THE WAY TRENDWISE, AND WHATEVER THEY’RE PULLING OFF WILL MOST LIKELY TAKE OFF ELSEWHERE AROUND THE WORLD MUCH LATER. TO BREAK IT DOWN, HERE’S WHAT THE COOL PEOPLE ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW.

Sports Jerseys

Does not require you to actually play or follow any particular team. Extra hipster points if you don’t even know the sporting code of the team on your back.

Frilly punk

One of my personal favourite trends just because nothing says a big ‘Fuck Yo Opinions’ to a cute/petite gender stereotype quite like a mismatch of lace skirts and sneakers.

Funky Nails

These are actually taking off and look pretty good when done properly. Many dopeness points up for stake here in terms of creativity.

Super high platforms

Very easy to wear, especially if you’re a lady on the short side with a taste for vintage threads and inner city hangs. Remember, though, the taller the better.

Toy jewellery/ questionable accessorising

Nothing encourages nostalgia more than incorporating the remnants of your 10th birthday presents in your late teens/adulthood as part of your daily wear. Not meaning to be sarcastic, but kudos for actually keeping that stuff, though. Now if I could only find the countless books my Mum always seemed to give me and turn them into something as cool.

All images sourced from www.tokyofaces.com

 

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