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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Japanese Summer Fashion - Fukuoka style

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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

Especially popular this Summer is leggings (spats) in combination with dresses or skirts (see photo). I have only been able to shoot three people wearing this combination so far, but surely it is easy to find Japanese women in this trend; and they seems to be everywhere in the big city.

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(2) Soft-colored clothes

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.




(3) Layered outfits

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.

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(4) Yukata

A yukata is a simple cotton summer kimono. Usually, you could only see people wearing yukata at Summer festivals, fireworks displays and at country beaches or spa resorts. So I was a bit bowl over when I saw these 3 ladies wearing yukata in the city center on the day where there isn't any fireworks displays available. I guess, they're just loving it!.





Also, I learn one important thing about Japanese woman style. If women all around the world seem to share a special connection with their bags, it reaches new heights when it comes to Japanese women, who would never ever be seen without this precious item. This summer, Fukuoka women favour large raffia bags, with or without flower decorations and bright colour stripes. It's pretty expensive here, make me feels a bit regret for not bringing my raffia bags in Malaysia.

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Over the years, fashion observers all around the world have recognized Japanese street fashion as innovative, trendy, and highly adaptive to the demands of today’s youth and their need for individuality and self-expression.

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* jelir .


~ Thanks for reading this (^-*) ~

12 words of wisdom & comments:

☆*♥L@dy @yU♥*☆ said...

ai ader raffia bag 2 ketul now dah jarang pakai....mmg waktu summer jer galas ngeeee....now ai suker dress + sandal or pump

Huda said...

kawaii :) dhla mata sepet, kulit putih, comel je depa berfashion kan kak :)

zara zaman said...

Pakaian dorang masih sopan... kita pon bole tiru gaya dorang sikit...cume tukarkan legging kepada seluar slack or jeans...

e.l.i.s.s.m.i.e said...

labuh2 jugak bajunya :)

fa10 said...

panas kak loh summer deknu, best la.. boleh raso cuaca betul2 panas n betul2 winter. Scotland gak, summer pun takat 23-25 degree jah

transformed housewife said...

panah2 pong molek2 lg ore Jepun pakai.

ummuabdullahsyaakir said...

Nampak simple2 je pakaian diorang yea...kalau kat mesir lebih kpd fesyen tudung.

yatie chomeyl said...

lady ayu >> wah, siapa ada 2 tu. bagi I satu buleh? kui3x

Huda >> aah style diorg mmg comel, suka tgk

yatie chomeyl said...

zara zaman >> lg sopan dr sesetengah org Islam kat msia kan?

eliss >> memang baju diorg labuh2 dan longgar2 gak, senang nk shopping baju

yatie chomeyl said...

fa10 >> sini meme panas. x sbr tunggu autumn ni huhuhu

k/nur >> tu la, ore fukuoka ni sopan2 belako hehe

Ummu AS >> aah simple yet classy

♥MAMASYAZA♥ said...

bestnya kalo berpeluang kesana

yatie chomeyl said...

mama syaza >> jemputlah datang, accommodation free kat umah yatie ehehe

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