Japan Fashion trends for Spring is such a fun and cheery thing, but wow that was the most unimaginative title ever for this post. But it states the point and if you’re here for words
that’s cute (bless you) let me distract you by lots of photos of FASHION done by crappy photoshop instead.
Always on the ball japanese fashion site Fashionwalker.jp put out their “7 2018 Spring Fashion Keywords” and they’re correct but man they’re boring…. and I don’t think they truly reflect the NEW trends popping up for 2018. But just in case you didn’t already pop over to their site…
The Seven Japanese Fashion 2018 Spring trends according to Fashionwalker are:
- Bright color
- Gingham Check
- Ruffle and Frill
- Shoes & Bag
Cool cool yea Fashionwalker that’s an okay list I’m feeling sheer and frill, but let’s dive deeper because some of those have been happening for a while.
And Sporty? Like Sporty has been happening for a while and I still don’t think you put on contrasting stripe on a shirt and it’s POOF S-P-A-W-T-Y!
It also lets me bring out my favorite gif:
Yas Devil Wears Prada you tell them. Florals? Every damn Spring. Until Rienda and Duras and every other florals for Spring brand invents a new flower, I’m not impressed.
And Gingham check (ギンガムチェック) has been going on for a long damn while in Japan. Thankfully because I really like it and it helps me wear on trend things for several seasons.
Although I will shout out there has been a gingham shift and I’m happy to report about it. And that shift is gingham color and gingham mix.
You thought you could just have black & white gingham? Noooo reds and blues and yellows are all coming down the line.
Also I think a big trend this season is patchwork style gingham mix. Because one gingham has been done for several seasons.
And that’s all I really want to say about Fashionwalker’s list until mine combine a little. So let’s go!!
Mitsu’s Japanese Spring 2018 Fashion Trends
(…not listed by Fashionwalker)
I really think dots and swiss dot will be a big trend this year. You heard it here first. Or second. But well I said what I said.
Oh hey it’s me your blog person Mitsu, who uses gifs and memes in place of personality…
They’ve been slowly popping up each summer, but now I think it’s time. Especially with their the sheer trend, swiss dot is a way to spice it up. You’ll see swiss dots in a lot of girly brands. They’ll be in a several colors, but black and white dots ruling.
L-R: Moussy | Rienda | Nice Claup | Honey Mi Honey
Shout out to these pieces also showing up four other trends: bags as a focal point, volume sleeves, bustier + sheer combination, sheer fabrics
But that’s not all
Oh y’all wanted a twist?! Well you didn’t get one, just more examples of DOTS DOTS DOTS. Let them ruleeeee!
Semi-Sheer Elastic Tops but ESPECIALLY Vertical Stripe Sheer
Bless this whole trend. Bless it. First of all, it’s thin aka sheer so you can wear long sleeve versions when it’s boiling outside, but offers a little sun protection (sun = age put on that sunscreen). Also vertical stripes are flattering and when it’s sheer it doesn’t look like “HEY I AM TRYING TO BE SLIMMING WITH THESE STRIPES!! NOPE NO I DO NOT LOVE ALL THE FOODS!”. Instead it’s like “pssst did you notice I look slimmer and didn’t eat that cake I really did eat?”
You know how I know this trend is everywhere? Well I saw it everywhere. And it’s in GU already. If Uniqlo discount brand GU has already been like “hey you’re wearing this for spring” it’s major. I actually bought mine in GU because it was cheap and they offered sizes. I know, groundbreaking.
L-R: Nice Claup | WEGO | sPray | MIA
I know that was a specific trend, but damn look at all of them.
This fits the bustier trend so well. You’ll see them combined often. In all of the looks it helps emphasize the waist and better. I don’t know about you, but interesting volume just screams FASHION for me. And chubby armed ladies rejoice, we got something.
L-R: Moussy, One*Spo, Mercury Duo | Murua
I bought the Moussy one, it’s silky!
Fanny packs, bum bags you name it. Gucci put the popular velvet one out and since then it’s been on a lot of Japanese lady celebs and I think that’s really pushed the waist pouch trend.
The more common blogger style is to wear them crossbody but really they’re picking up. And worn “properly” they emphasize the bigger waist trend.
Of course this is part of the bigger Shoes & Bags trend by Fashionwalker but more like an interesting bag or shoe as focal point. Is the point of their trend.
L-R: Lily Brown | Envy M | Snidel
I would wear the whole Lily Brown outfit right now. Also shout out her dot shoes.
Trends continuing on from Fall: long flappy belts, leather a-line skirts, checkerboard, casquette style hats, red
Other trends to mention (that can like get it… I just got lazy about gathering images or I think they’ll be small): small text on chest of tops, asymmetrical earrings, lace-up details, feminine ballcap, sock emphasis, masculine styles of shoes (boots, heavy soles, clunky) with feminine accents (ribbons, frills).
Yea yea your girl Mitsu didn’t blog for a while. It happens. I was in Japan at language school trying to ですマイベスト and traveling Japan some. As usual I’m much more active on Twitter and Instagram stories. Is it quality? No, but it’s quantity.
Also, recently the lovely Lizzie Bee shouted me out as a blogger to follow. Maybe it’s to follow me to see when I’ll eventually update? That’s a pretty good idea.