Posted on 9:53PM, June 26th, 2012
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DIY Japanese Fashion.
- Pick one or two statement pieces to work your outfit around. Try a simple cotton shirt, a shift dress, Capri pants, large overcoat or structured skirt.
- Dry-clean or wash and iron all clothing. Keeping clothes immaculately clean and pressed reflects Japanese culture and also helps the simple structure of the clothing to take center stage.
- Adorn your outfit with eye-catching shoes, also in tip-top condition. Japanese women often wear kitten heels but your could try a high-fashion approach with smart pumps, brogues or wooden-soled shoes.
- Accessorize your clothing with equally simple but striking items. A good quality leather bag, without too much decoration, is essential. Choose simple jewelry or a well-made leather belt.
- Apply a sheer layer of bronzing gel or light self-tan all over, paying attention to arms and legs. One characteristic of original Harajuku style was that the girls tanned their skin, appearing shocking to the older generation who preferred a pale look.
- Slip on a cute outfit, such as a logo T-shirt with hot-pants or a mini. You could also cut-down old jeans to make short shorts. Other popular items include school-girl inspired outfits, such as pleated skirts, v-neck sweaters and tartan.
- Wear striking shoes or boots. Popular styles include all types of platform or giant fluffy boots and shoes. Traditional-style wooden soles also work well with this type of look.
- Clip neon or blonde sections into straightened hair. Try clip-in bangs to structure your look. Some Japanese teens dye their hair in vibrant colors, so for a party you could wear a bright wig.
[DIY Japanese Fashion @ eHow.com]
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