We go kawaii with Ja­pan’s hottest fash­ion styles.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - CONTENTS - PHO­TOG­RA­PHY: BRIAN FANG/M8 STU­DIOS STYLING: HAIDA YU­SOF

TO­TALLY GYARU

The Gyaru sub­cul­ture ex­per­i­ments with candy sweet, cute, and princess looks. Try it with a tiered lace dress. Add a jacket with gor­geous pearl de­tail­ing and ac­ces­sorise with lay­ers of pearls for that re­gal French style em­bod­ied in this sub­cul­ture. To get the spe­cial sig­na­ture Ja­panese kick, don socks with embellished heels, and you’re ready to go! PEARL EMBELLISHED JACKET, RM149, FROM LOLITA. LACE DRESS, RM129, FROM GAGE-O. PEARL NECKLACE, STYLIST’S OWN. PEARL NECKLACE WITH FLO­RAL DE­TAILS, RM59.90, FROM CHIC CHIC. BRACELET, RM29 FROM LOLITA. ALL AVAIL­ABLE AT PARKAMAYA.

BRIGHT COLOURS, QUIRKY MIXES, AND MIS­MATCHED CLOTHES! LEARN HOW TO BREAK ALL FASH­ION RULES AND STILL LOOK GREAT, THE J-STYLE WAY.

POC­A­HON­TAS CALL­ING

The Ja­panese are masters at lay­er­ing. Sim­u­late their clever tricks by pair­ing an un­likely com­bi­na­tion of an eth­nic-print dress with a see-through lace top. Stamp that look with a state­ment fringe vest to bring it up a notch. Get on with bright or­ange socks and funky wedges. Con­grat­u­la­tions, you’re up to par with the quirk fac­tor!

DRESS, FROM BEAU­TI­FUL MON­STER AT ZALORA.COM. LACE TOP, RM113, FROM DOROTHY PERKINS. VEST, RM49.90, FROM KITSCHEN. BELT, FROM VNJ. BRACELET, RM19, FROM LUCCACAL.COM. NECKLACE, RM39, FROM NOSE. RING, RM9.90, FROM CHIC CHIC. SOCKS, RM13, FROM THIS & THAT. WEDGES, FROM NOSE.

Ma­jor cute­ness ahead! Be spot on with this adorable en­sem­ble for that ul­ti­mate kawaii mark. A col­or­ful sweater on top of a brightly pat­terned flo­ral dress? Why not? Ac­ces­sorise with pin badges and pas­tel bracelets to shout cute­ness to its fullest.

DRESS, RM59.90, FROM KITSCHEN. SWEATER TOP, RM259, FROM MARKS & SPENCER. PAS­TEL JADE BRACELET, RM13, FROM THIS & THAT. NECKLACE, RM73, FROM DIVA. AN­I­MAL PIN BADGES, RM9.90 EACH, RING, RM9.90, EAR­RINGS, RM19, AND RIB­BON HAIR­CLIP, RM4.90, ALL FROM CHIC CHIC.

A LIT­TLE BIT OF K-POP!

Steal in­spi­ra­tion from its Korean neigh­bour with neon ac­cents, the cur­rent fave for K-pop trends. Pair a wind­breaker with a loud graphic tee for con­trast styling, and top it off with a pair of printed leg­gings for that brightly hued flavour!

SLEEVE­LESS WIND­BREAKER AND CAP, BOTH FROM STELLA MCCART­NEY FOR ADI­DAS. GRAPHIC TEE, RM304, FROM DE­SIGUAL @ PARKSONS. LEG­GINGS, RM19.90, FROM KITSCHEN. NECKLACE, FROM THIS & THAT. EAR­RINGS, RM16.90, FROM CHIC CHIC. NECKLACE, RM24, FROM LUCCACAL.COM.

JERSEY SHORE

Sports-in­spired at­tire has never looked this good. You can’t go wrong with a neon blast parka paired with a jersey-in­spired out­fit. Slip in ab­stract printed leg­gings to cap­ture the at­ten­tion. The state­ment ac­ces­sory of choice? This amaz­ing rain­bow sheen stud­ded sun­glasses for a lit­tle quirk in your walk!

SHADES, RM39.90, FROM FOURSKIN. PARKA, RM43, AND JERSEY TOP, RM29, BOTH FROM F BLOCK. LEG­GINGS, FROM STYLE WEEK­END AT ZALORA.COM. CHUNKY NECKLACE, RM19, PEACE NECKLACE, RM19, AND RAIN­BOW BRACELET, RM19, ALL FROM THIS & THAT.

TOPSY TURVY

Play­ing with lines and pat­terns cre­ate that whimsical Ja­panese street-style look. Pair a bright polka-dot­ted top with a colour­ful striped skirt as con­trast. The look works even bet­ter with a pe­plum belt and bright blue leg­gings for an ec­cen­tric touch. Wear a pair of chunky metal­lic block shoes to truly em­body the J-style fash­ion.

TOP, RM73.90, AND SKIRT, RM59.90, BOTH FROM VNJ. TUBE IN­NER, RM4, AND BELT, BOTH FROM F BLOCK. NECKLACE, RM15.90, AND RING, RM9.90, BOTH FROM CHIC CHIC. ALL AVAIL­ABLE AT PARKAMAYA.

GONE DOTTY

A favourite J-style print, this kawaii pat­tern can be used in the most fash­ion­able light! Com­bos of smaller polka dots with large polka dot pat­terns in your en­sem­ble will do just fine. Pair with a comfy over­sized sweater and coloured tights for that un­con­ven­tional twist!

SWEATER, RM299, FROM MARKS & SPENCER. TOP, RM19, FROM ELYZE @ PARKSONS, SKIRT, RM69, FROM STYLE WEEK­END, AND BAG, FROM ELLE GIRL, ALL FROM ZALORA.COM. SKIRT AS SCARF, RM55, FROM BLUEBERRY. SHOES, FROM NOSE. TIGHTS, STYLIST’S OWN. RING, RM9.90, FROM CHIC CHIC.

FREAKY FUNKY

Un­leash your ad­ven­tur­ous side and break all the rules with this at­ten­tion-grab­bing num­ber! Wear a pair of your shini­est leg­gings, a faux fur cropped top, and a cro­cheted vest to­gether. Oh, and eyes will be trans­fixed on th­ese amaz­ing poo­dle sneak­ers!

CROPPED TOP, RM49, FROM BLUEBERRY. CRO­CHET VEST, FROM BERSHKA. LEG­GINGS, RM49.90, FROM SON­ALI @ ZALORA.COM. PINK NECKLACE, RM39, FROM NOSE. BLUE BEADED NECKLACE, RM73, FROM DIVA. SUS­PENDERS, STYLIST’S OWN. POO­DLE SNEAK­ERS, RM699, FROM JEREMY SCOTT FOR ADI­DAS.

DANCE DANCE!

Word on the street is that dancewear is the new ca­sual wear! With this lit­tle num­ber, you can breathe easy to bust your next move! Stomp hard with state­ment sneak­ers and you’ll be on your way to that high fash­ion score.

TOP, RM389, AND BOT­TOM, RM559, BOTH FROM DE­SIGUAL @ PARKSONS. NECKLACE, RM29, FROM CHIC CHIC. FRIEND­SHIP BAND, RM26 FROM LUCCACAL.COM. SNEAK­ERS, RM699, BY JEREMY SCOTT WINGS FOR ADI­DAS.

TOKYO DRIFT!

Live life on the fast lane! Get in touch with your tough girl with an amaz­ing para-mil­i­tary jacket. With a funky shirt and a hot pair of sneak­ers for that blazin’ street edge, you’re ready to rev. Add in funky ac­ces­sories and lay­ers of chain neck­laces, and you’re off to a good start!

JACKET, RM999, FROM GUESS. PANTS, RM163, FROM DOROTHY PERKINS. TOP, FROM F BLOCK. CHAINS, RM19, AND BRACELET, BOTH FROM THIS & THAT. RING, RM21, FROM LUCCACAL.COM. LONGER GOLD CHAIN, RM49, FROM DIVA. BELT, STYLIST’S OWN. SNEAK­ERS, RM340, FROM ADI­DAS ORIG­I­NALS.

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