Friday, December 26, 2008

Fashion Friday

Often, the first thing foreigners notice when they visit Japan is the way Japanese dress. It's difficult to describe because it varies so much and is very different from the way many people in America sport their clothes. One thing is for sure: Japanese are not afraid to mix and match some fierce looks.

So I got to thinking that every Friday (as often as possible) I will post a new "look" that I find noteworthy. Just because their styles are difficult to describe using words...




This photo was taken on Christmas day in Omotesando. It was about 50 degrees or so outside, but this girl was walking around like she was in jeans and a sweatshirt. This is a pretty common look for Japanese girls right now, despite the freezing temperatures. I'll try to find some more unique looks for future Friday posts.

7 comments:

Anna said...

YES Julie, this is a great Idea! I have been close many times to snap pictures of Japanese fashion as well, I'm just to shy to ask for their permission to take the picture. But maybe I'll just be a sneak like you and go for it! hehe!
Let's see who can find the most "Japanese" outfit of the week!!

Julie Ann said...

:) I've been wanting to do this since I started blogging. I want to keep these memories of fashion for when I eventually move back home.

Bobbie said...

Hi Julie Ann-
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a little blog love! Of course I don't mind you looking around my page, please come and look around anytime! I have checked yours out too, and you have some really great pictures on here! Keep up the good work!

Julie Ann said...

Bobbie, thanks for your encouragement and for taking the time to visit me too! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your stuff!
Happy New Year!

Joan Solitario said...

Hi Julie: You're right! But for some reason fashion syles in Japan seem to work!! 50 degrees!? Wow! What people do to look good heheh :)

Julie Ann said...

Joan, this style is pretty commmon here...I'm cold just looking at it...but there are much more unorthodox looks out here. Can't wait to post them!

ohana photographers-david and kimi said...

i agree the japanese are not afraid to mix and match. when i was there it was amazing how different everyone dressed. it was so awesome to just people watch.