Sometimes fashions can take on a bizarre turn, one that leaves us astounded. These are the kind of trends that you don’t want to look at but are fascinated by it anyway. In this article we will be looking at one such fashion style – the Harajuku style. This is like Halloween in Japanese style and it occurs every weekend. The origins can be traced back to the time when teenagers in the district started mixing elements of traditional Japanese clothing like kimonos and geta sandals into their clothing. They started mixing up these with western styles among other elements. We are sure they grasped concepts like perfect mixed print outfits to dress like a fashion pro before they proceeded to do this. There is a chance that you may have to grasp a lot of concepts in order to even try Harajuku fashion styles. For instance, you have to realize that beautiful and bewitching bell sleeve dresses may not work on everybody and that for a fashion or style to work, you have to be clear and also accepting about the way your body is shaped. This is important if you want to turn out looking good.
Examples Of Harajuku Fashion Styles
Coming back to the subject of Harajuku fashion styles, you have to realize that it has many elements. Don’t be surprised if you even see the elements of rocking and radical rockabilly fashion for that rare retro look in them. However, before you jump to conclusions and start planning your wardrobe, we suggest that you look at the images along with this article as well as the points we have made here for a start. Once you do, you will realize that adapting Harajuku fashion styles may require you to do some research as well as extensive preparation.
Here are some broad categories of Harajuku style that you could consider:
Gothic Lolita would involve donning feminine clothing, but with a dark touch in order to end up looking like a living versions of Victorian dolls. The doll like look suggests a little bit of a dark touch underneath.
The sweet Lolita on the other hand, would involve having childish touches to the outfits and has elements of many of the popular fairytales to it. Do not be surprised if the use of elements in Red Riding Hood or Goldilocks feature in a big way in this style of dressing. People who dress in this theme use several accessories and clothing that follow this theme.
Japanese Punk would involve the use of punkish elements and has drawn inspiration from the London punk movement that happened in the seventies. You can see touches of rebellion here with many piercings, bizarre clothing and makeup to create an impact.
Cosplay Harajuku dressing involves drawing inspiration from the anime and manga characters. The focus is on ensuring all details are taken care of and the characters that are so popular on the screen seem to come alive when you are dressed this way.
Decora style takes into consideration the concepts and ideas that may have appealed to you a lot when you were a little girl. It is not unheard of people to don many accessories and even parts or whole of toys as part of their outfits. The colors and the theme will have you looking again and again, only to discover something new every time.
Kawaii represents the kind of childish dressing that you parents enjoyed dressing you up in when you were a child. Shiny ruffles, plenty of bows, candy colors, and plenty of cute buttons to make you stand out.
Wamono is the mix of Japanese dressing with that of western clothing and this can take elements from both to come up with a new style all of their own. Some broad guidelines for Harajuku dressing includes dressing in layers, customizing your outfit, going crazy with accessories, be all out with your hair colors and makeup, and wearing what you feel looks good on you.