Tokyo Street Style: Midi-skirts

 

For those of us more timid about trying some of this season’s miniskirt variations, take a cue from these stylish Japanese women and opt for mid-length or midi-skirts. It’s a fairly laid-back trend compared to some of the more highly stylized genres within Japan’s modern street fashion world, but easily accessible in U.S. stores for the upcoming fall. How can we work the midi-skirt into our closet staples? You can find everything from classic A-lines to figure flattering pencil styles with contemporary detailing to amp up your fall wardrobe. Try taking a more fearless stance with bold footwear, interesting color pairing, or unique tops like the following women, whose adventurous nature can be seen in their clothing choices. Though their outfits may not fall into any specific category within Japanese fashion subcultures, it’s personal preference that makes each stand out.

 

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Image Courtesy of Tokyofaces.com

 

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Image Courtesy of happyfuntimeblog.tumblr.com

 

Image Courtesy of Ridsnap.com

Image Courtesy of Ridsnap.com

 

 

Looking to add a midi-skirt into your style rotation? Check out these finds below!

ASOS Pleated Midi-Skirt With Mesh Inserts. Available at Asos.com for $77.

ASOS Pleated Midi-Skirt With Mesh Inserts.
Available at Asos.com for $77.

 

In Check Pencil Midi-Skirt Available at Nastygal.com for $58.

In Check Pencil Midi-Skirt
Available at Nastygal.com for $58.

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Helmut Lang “Max” Asymmetrical Midi-Skirt. Available at Nordstrom.com for $230.

 

MSGM Printed Satin Midi Skirt. Available at Net-a-porter.com for $575.

MSGM Printed Satin Midi Skirt.
Available at Net-a-porter.com for $575.

 

— STORY BY MIN A. LEE

 

Asia Street Style: Overalls Are Back! Why They’re a Fashion Favorite and How You Can Rock Them

 

What started out as practical workwear for agricultural and industrial careers has been revived this summer, but as a new fashion statement. Yes, I’m talking about overalls. I know some people cringe at the thought of buying a pair, but it deserves some attention.

Celebrities have been spotted all over Los Angeles and New York stepping out in their favorite denim one-pieces, and designers have taken a stab at reinventing them for the runway. Simple tanks seem to be the favored companions in the United States, so we took to the streets of Seoul to find out how trendsetters are working this interesting comeback in Korea. While the overalls remain a common factor, individual personalities and styles shine through. Who knew something quite simple could be worn in so many ways?

Check out some favorites below to find inspiration for working a pair into your own wardrobe.


Go for urban cool with a skinny leg or vintage chic with wide legged denim:

 

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Photo Courtesy of iamalexfinch.com

Mix denim cut-offs and floral prints for summer:

 

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Pair head accessories like hats and scarves with overalls (and don’t forget to roll them up for the ultimate in casual chic):

 

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For a bit of edge, rock a colorful pair with a black fedora and a blingy fanny pack casually slung like a crossbody.

 

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Excited to try out this current street trend? We found some options from light to dark, patterned to classic, and priced right for some summer retail therapy.

 

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An extremely light wash plays down the boldness of the cobra print on this shorts option. RES Denim’s Corn Kids Overalls features adjustable straps, button closures and patch pockets. Available at: www.revolveclothing.com for $106.

 

 

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Paige Denim’s Sierra Overall in Vintage Black offers a sleek and slimming tailored cut that provides comfort, while keeping to their expected feminine silhouettes that the brand is famous for. Available at: www.paigeusa.com for $279.

 

 

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Want a true throwback? Check out Current/Elliott’s The Ranch Hand Overall in Bedford. With a dark wash and ability to roll the hems, this classic version is perfect for mixing with printed tops and summer’s ubiquitous Birkenstocks. Available at: www.currentelliott.com for $348.

 

Story by Min A. Lee.

 

 

Get That Look: Seoul Fashion Week Street Fashion

Seoul Fashion Week for Fall and Winter of 2014 was hosted at Dongdaemun Design Plaza. With the crowds of people, all the best fashion trends were captured.

 


Floral Pattern

Bold, bright patterns are always on the lookout for a fashion trend, and floral is no exception.

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Floral Wraparound Kimono ($19.95)

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Mirrored Sunglasses

Sunglasses are the perfect accessory, and mirrored ones help bring life to any outfit.

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Quay Mirror Mirror Shades ($40)

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Color-matching

Wearing different shades of just one color instantly catches people’s eye.

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Sheer Maxi Skirt ($29.99)

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Straight Cut Coat ($139)

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