Tokyo is home to the latest trends, but it's also the city where just anything goes. Part of my work involves writing about fashion, which can be a difficult task as Tokyo is extremely eclectic and follows its own rules- or rather, does not follow any kind of rules, despite having mass trends. Although my own style is pretty classic, I like to add playful items:
|In Osaka I saw you last|
Suspender tights are pretty popular in Tokyo. I had to try them, but I always feel slightly inappropriate wearing them out. What do you think?
a) Tokyo only
b) Bedroom only
Surprisingly. most of my female friends love them while my male friends think they're a tad, well.... you know. I did wear them out and it was fine, I think it depends on the rest of the outfit. I like them paired with a really casual t-shirt, cut-offs, and a blazer, or just a conservative dress to balance it out.
I also like coloured tights, and deep red is my go-to colour when I want to spruce up a black or navy outfit. I like this colour paired with lilac and pale pink.
|I don't wear tutus on a daily basis|
White tights always remind me of being a little girl or a ballerina, and they feel very wholesome, but perfect for daytime or paired with a lacy top.
|Black + white|
And of course the two-toned tights, that sometimes make me feel conspicuous but that also add an edge to my otherwise monochromatic ensembles.
|Sorry tatami for the awful things I've put you through|
Although I mostly live in ballerina flats and ankle boots, wedges are my favourite shoes: can be worn on a daily basis and instantly dress up an outfit, and are great for a night out as they're comfortable and stable (unless you're stumbling home past 3 am in the downhill slopes of Shimokitazawa. Then again I wouldn't know).
I blame everything on the shoes.
PS- I deserve much credit for all the uncomfortable photo booth shots of tights... I really don't just lie around like that all day, unfortunately.