I have always adored Japanese fashion ever since I can remember. I always look up to them for style inspiration because I always find them very unique and individual. Although I wouldn't really dress up the same way as most of them do in Japan because it's super hot here and I will get tons of "what the hell is she wearing" stares. I'm not really the type who cares about people's stares when I dress up but I do care about the random people who would whisper things in my ear! I don't like it when they do that and I find it disrespectful. I commute so I get that often when I feel like dressing up. That's the reason why I somehow feel limited with the clothes that I can wear (hello my trusty oversized tops and shorts). We are a super conservative country that people who do dress up and commute get all kinds of comments and stares in the world. I love Japanese fashion but sadly I can only wear them from time to time (e.g events, when my dad can give me a ride or when I have the money to ride a cab instead of the jeepney). But I love looking at them and drawing inspiration from them for when I can strut such style.
All pictures were taken from www.style-arena.jp
www.style-arena.jp is one of my favorite Japanese street fashion websites updated weekly on real people and what they really wear. Thanks God for google chrome because it has a translator (the site is originally written in Japanese characters). The last picture is my favorite as of the moment. It makes me wish we have really cold winter days here in the Philippines as well. Some of the pictures though are commute-appropriate and society conforming so I can get away with wearing such even if I commute.
What's your style inspiration? Happy Thursday! :)