Fukuoka has been under the spell of a sweltering heat wave for the past week. Officially, temperatures are around 30 to 35 degrees centigrade, but with black asphalt under your feet and concrete all around, real temperatures are a lot higher than that.
But anyhow, you wouldn’t say that from looking at the fashion seen on the streets, though. Not much of shorts and tank-tops on Fukuoka’s streets. People dress as carefully as always.
I am amazed to see how the Japanese women styled themselves so I took the chance of taking some pictures when I went to Tenjin last 2 weeks.
Tenjin is an area which is located in the middle of Fukuoka City, which is known as the ‘gateway to Asia’ due to its many international connections. Tenjin is the biggest commercial district in western Japan. The main street runs from south to north and has many department stores and shopping malls along it. Also, there are 600 meters of shopping amenities underground.
Here's few pictures of Fukuoka summer style that I snap from inside my car while I was at Tenjin :-
(1) Dress + Leggings
Nature and simplicity seem to be the keywords for this summer’s fashion in Fukuoka. We can see lots of soft-colored clothes (white, off-white, beige, light blue), often paired with a darker item like blue denims or black leggings.
If I had to highlight one trend from these street snap shots, it would be the supremacy of layered outfits. Many Japanese woman loves the trend of several layers of clothes, be it a large white T-shirt with shorts and leggings, a light Chinese tunic and dark pants, a flower-printed smocked dress with see-through cardigan, or a see-through tunic over a striped tank top and flower-printed skirt.
I'm lucky to get the chance to see it with my own eyes so that I can adapt their sense of style into my own style which should be more in a way following the Islam guide and appropriate for Muslim women but still trendy and fashionable, Insya Allah.
** Fashion guide source: Asian fashion
Pssssttt: I'm not a fashionista blogger, but I couldn't resist myself from loving these Japanese woman style so I decided to share it with u guys. After all, I'm just a chomot woman who thinks she's chomeyl *only in her husband's eyes* .
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