Japanese fashion inspiration part 2 (autumn/winter 2015)

Sheer lingerie inspired looks

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Lingerie looks by Lilicious. I think that the both styles have a nice vintage feeling in them.

I think that lingerie or lingerie-style pieces worn as outerwear with everyday clothes make really nice outfits! These kinds of looks are often sophisticated but still cute and a little sexy. Lingerie-style pieces seem to be trendy this autumn so they are available from several Japanese brands. Looking at lookbooks that feature this kind of style inspire me a lot, but the fun thing is that you can find similar style lingerie also as second hand. So recreating this kind of looks can be easy and affordable!

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Tops by Honey Cinnamon and lilLilly.

Besides lingerie or lingerie-style pieces sheer items generally are great for layering cute and very larme-kei (a term to describe Larme magazine`s style) looks. I think that sheer tops made of mesh or lace look especially nice with solid ribbed turtle necks and long sleeved tops!

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Risa Nakamura often wears coordinations with sheer layering items. Her collection with Bubbles naturally included also perfect clothes for this purpose like the bolero top pictured.

Retro girl (and poodles…)

I still see many Japanese brands producing clothes that give me nice retro/vintage vibes, though girly retro style isn`t probably as trendy now as it was some years ago. Because I am a 60s lover I still get excited about items that bring cute mod girls, boudoir babes or such to my mind. : ) Last autumn/winter I remember seeing some cute matching sets and I am secretly hoping to find similar stuff this year too! I´d love to find a perfect matching top x skirt set at some point! I wish I knew how to sew haha…

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I came across with Japanese brand called “Pui” only recently and I absolutely adore this set by them! Too bad it is currently sold out…

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Katie`s A/W lookbook styles with a little retro vibe. I remember seeing authentic vintage skirts with a poodle detail very similar to the skirt on the right.

As I already mentioned on my other post poodles seem to be doing at least a small comeback this autumn. At least when talking about Katie, poodles are very present on their Pink Hits A/W collection! Generally speaking I love how Katie seems to actively draw inspiration from vintage fashion every year: did you know that their poodle bag (bottom image) is based on a vintage Barbie`s poodle bag? Vintage Barbie seems to be one of Katie`s fashion idols since this is not the first time Katie has items inspired by her. ; )

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Katie`s poodle bags are to die for…

Leopard / Dalmatian pattern

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Risa Nakamura wearing Bubbles` dalmatian skirt and on the right Katie shop staff girl Hinako(?) wearing a cardigan with leopard collar detail.

Generally speaking I am not the biggest fan of animal prints. However about 6 years ago I started to like leopard pattern, which looks actually kind of classical to me. Especially when worn with black colour! I only have a few leopard pattern pieces but lately I have got interested in it again. I also recently found my love for dalmatian kind of pattern that I have seen appearing in Bubbles` and Wego`s recent collections for example. I love black x white combo, and the dalmatian pattern is really cute! Some other animal patterns like tiger or zebra are not (at least yet) my cup of tea, but I am all for the dalmatian and leopard hehe…

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Lillilly`s dalmatian wintercoat and Peco version of Bubbles’ dalmatian skirt.

Classical vintage style coats

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I adore the style of these two Titty&Co winter coats.

This year I have been eyeing rather classical autumn and winter coats and I adore Titty&Co`s selection! Their collection includes several classical, long wool coats which I could imagine so well on Catherine Deneuve or some other 60s actress. The faded lilac shade looks especially nice to me and I like the big collars my example coats have. I must say that the idea of a red winter coat with a retro feeling also fascinates me a little, but I am not sure do I lean more towards that or Titty&Co`s harmonic shades. Not like I was 100% sure if I am even getting a new winter jacket this year though, hehe… At least I should probably get rid of my old coats I haven`t worn after high school…

Thank you if you took your time and ended up reading about my inspirations and thoughts!

What things inspire you this autumn/winter? Did you share some Japanese fashion favourites with me? ; )

Image sources: lilLilly/LiliciousHoney CinnamonKatieBubblesTitty&Co