Boredom Buster: Just Look at These 25 Japanese Street Style Looks

A gallery of Japanese street style fashion is so much more everything than your average. Bright colours, weird combinations, crazy layering and a whole heap of kawaii (Japanese for "cute") ideas to pore over. I recall spending a lot of time as a student looking the street style book Fruits, which was created out of hundreds of street shots from the fanzine of the same name. Tokyo is obviously the hub when it comes to the most documented Japanese street style, with the wild ensembles of Harajuku girls at the fore.

From unusual hair and beauty ideas through to a constant master class in how to wear colour, prints and flat shoes, here are some of our favourite looks from Japan.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

It's clear in this gallery that Japanese girls LOVE fluffy accessories.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

I love it when Japanese girls do punk—it's always so intriguing.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Military jumpsuits really can be worn in a 1000 ways—this silk scarf addition is genius.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

When a simple outfit lets your hair (and socks) do the talking.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Cargo pants are the streetwear piece du jour in Tokyo—and they're coming to the UK.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Japanese fashion looks can always be told by their shoe choices—unexpected, at all times.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Hoodies, fishnets and sneakers are popular in Japan too—only you need to wear them together.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Printed dresses work the globe over—but the styling in Tokyo is very different.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

What else to pair your bomber jacket with on a cold day?

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

See what we mean about punk classics being reinterpreted?

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Look closely at these jeans and you'll see some very interesting embroidery.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Military-style bomber jackets are still going strong over in Tokyo.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Taking the purple grape theme from earrings to knit to hosiery.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Of course J.W.Anderson's Uniqlo collection was a smash hit in this country too.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

The styling memo from Tokyo: Tights and trainers are the done thing.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Lots of Japanese girls are experts at wearing flat shoes with everything.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Burberry's checks are finding superfans in every country imaginable right now.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Sometimes the easier way to wear a bright dress is to add black boots.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Who says your hair shouldn't clash with your clothes?

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Another tip for that tulle skirt you want to wear more often—put it over tailored trousers.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Lightweight layers always look good when cinched by a heavy belt.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Simple separates really do act as the base for bold accessorising here.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Track pants and bomber jackets are a match made in heaven, no matter where you are in the world.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

Next time you wear your pleated skirt, try it with socks and Vans.

Japanese street style

Photo:

Getty Images

His 'n' hers dressing—but only in the sneaker department.

Next up, the major street style trends of 2018.