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We’re onto the last three months of the year. Make the most out of 2019 by taking up your fashion game up a notch. Get out of your comfort zone and try out trends you’ve never done before. Take a risk and you might just find your signature style for the upcoming year. Looking for unique style ideas to inspire you? Check out these Japanese fashion trends that slayed the streets. 



Mismatch prints



When we wear prints, it has become a default for us to pair it with plain pieces to avoid being too over-the-top. It’s risky pairing a loud print with another eye-catching one, but when done right, it can actually give your look a quirky edge. So take notes from the style mavens of Japan: ease into one of the most popular Japanese fashion trends this year by mixing prints that have the same colour scheme. That way they’re unique but unified.


Stick to one



Those not really into prints but want their look to pop nonetheless can opt to wear just one shade from head to toe. Go the extra mile and wear bright shades like yellow, but make sure to incorporate different textures and small pieces with a different colour as a contrast. This way, you won’t end up looking just like a plain old crayon.



Walk with confidence



If you’re not really into bright colours, a monochrome outfit still does wonders. But do the unexpected by slipping into a pair of statement shoes. Literally stand out in the streets with footwear like no other. But before you boldly walk amongst the crowd, pair it with a similarly coloured bag to make your look pop.


Play with proportions



Speaking of Japanese fashion trends, have you noticed how their street style tends to incorporate oversized clothing? You may have been more used to wearing outfits that perfectly fit, but this time, do play around with proportions. Try out wearing ill-fitting pieces, like loose shirts, huge blazers, and even baggy bottoms. But don’t forget to highlight your figure by buckling on a belt on your waist or topping it all off with a tight-fitting piece.



Love denim



Another retro style that made a comeback on the streets of Japan are the denim on denim outfits. While we all love the versatile fabric, wearing an ensemble completely made out of that can be a bit tricky. Still, dare to try the trend — a real fashion milestone doesn’t happen by avoiding the risks. To not look too Midwestern, choose pieces with unique silhouettes and embellishments. Add a splash of colour to your look by accessorising with a brightly-coloured bag. 

Find comfy bottoms



Lastly, while we tell you to get out of your comfort zone, we still want you to be physically comfortable in what you wear. So skip the tight skinny jeans and incorporate wide-leg pants to your look instead. Choosing such high-waist pairs don’t only give your legs some room to breathe, but they also lengthen your silhouette. Make it fun by getting a pair with a one-of-a-kind texture or colour, and it’ll be the only statement piece you’ll need to complete your look.


(Cover photo from: @amixxamiaya)



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