As I've been missing Tokyo so much lately, I've been inspired by the wide range of fashion looks coming out of this vibrant city this season. #tokyofashion #fashion #tokyo #japanese #fashiondesigner #streetstyle #harajuku
I've been looking at everything Japanese lately, as every single time I visit, I discover how much more there is to see and do. Plus there's still so much to learn about the country as a whole and especially the people, so I'm constantly trying to research new things. It's just like my never ending fascination.
Tokyo street style
So I naturally gravitated towards fashion and I've been paying close attention to how Tokyo's street style has evolved over the years. Which makes me wonder, how will it change now, with more and more foreigners moving to Japan. It's a fascinating process one goes through, when moving countries. Of course it depends on the individual, but for the most part, you try to assimilate to the local culture as much as possible, so you don't stick out like a sore thumb. It's funny how the first time I visited Japan, I couldn't help but think that everyone is starring at me (being taller than the average with light brown hair), but soon enough I realised, that wasn't the case and everyone was just going about their day.
The truth is, Japan (and especially Tokyo) do make you put more effort into your appearance each and every day. Simply because everyone else looks so polished and chic, it makes you want to be the best version of yourself. And I think that's one of the beautiful things about Japan and why it appeals to me so much! The Japanese people bring out the best in you. As attitude comes hand in hand with fashion and your appearance. When you dress smarter, it straight away makes you stand up straight, the way you walk changes and so does the way you behave. Politeness in others encourages you to learn a few phrases in Japanese, just so you can return the favour.
For Japanese people being quite quiet by nature, makes their fashion choices even more fascinating. They express themselves on a whole new level compared to us westerners. The attention to detail, to accessories (from hair clips to the charms on their handbags) and how they complete the whole outfit, it's perfection! And I especially love the fact that they embrace their culture (if they love a certain RPG or anime, they will have their favourite characters featured in their accessories).
Seems like I could go on for days, so let me leave you with a few snaps I took on my last trip.