We go kawaii with Japan’s hottest fashion styles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.