When we think about Japanese fashion trends, our imagination often turns to over-the-top street stylings seen in the Harajuku district of Tokyo or in the pages of Fruits. While the distinct fashion subcultures showcased there are certainly still thriving, the streets of Tokyo are brimming with more accessible Japanese fashion trends bound to inspire some of your more adventurous outfit stylings.
Japanese fashion girls put their own twist on jumpsuits in khaki and denim iterations, liven up ensembles with bold pops of bright yellow, play with proportions in dramatic maxi skirts and wide-leg trousers and ground their venturesome stylings with black leather shoes that range from classic (ankle boots or Mary Janes) to fashion-forward (platform brogues and pointed-toe flats that harken back to the Elizabethan era).
Look no further than below for the latest in Japanese fashion trends.
When the outfit takes a more subdued approach to colour, interest is created by playing with proportions and incorporating unexpected textures. This oversize and intentionally ill-fitted suede coat does both of those things, and it finds footing with statement black leather shoes.
This denim jumpsuit look requires few additional accessories to make a statement. If you look closely, you'll see that it's actually a pair of wide-leg overalls topped off with a matching denim jacket. Black leather platform brogues give the denim-on-denim look an added cool factor, and the army-green bomber jacket brings it all together in colder weather.
A tweed jacket and Mary Janes worn with socks make this ensemble wonderfully retro, but the bright pop of yellow and round sunglasses keep the look forward-thinking and cool.
Elizabethan-inspired black-leather pointed-toe shoes get even funkier when they're worn with white socks and paired with lace-up trousers and a cropped denim jacket with statement detailing.
This maxi skirt and button-down pairing is made inimitably chic with an off-the-shoulder jacket and black-leather ankle boots.