About Harajuku

There’s something about mornings in Harajuku that leave me day dreaming about my return, even after spending two consecutive winters in Tokyo. On my last visit, I had to be talked down from buying a pair of light up sneakers (which I regret not getting till this day) and hello kitty contact lenses (I mean why not?). I did however, find the perfect souvenir, in the form of these Monki jeans.

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Maybe it’s the graffiti like print, or the floating kawaii cats heads, but there’s something about these jeans that feel quintessentially Harajuku. While I’m not usually a printed jean person, you know the saying, when in Rome. Fortunately this piece translates perfectly into my summer wardrobe, acting as the statement quirk piece. I opted for two looks; an edgier casual denim on denim pair, and a softer ensemble with a chiffon top. I’ve been having fun playing with textures lately, it brings looks in really surprising directions sometimes.

I love how pieces from different places bring a whole set of unique characteristics to the table, kind of like a cultural 101 in cloth. Or am I the only one who gets pangs of nostalgia? What do you guys think about clothes as souvenirs? xx

Jeans: Monki
Black Crop: H&M
Denim Jacket: Uniqlo
White Chiffon Top: Editor’s Market
Vest: Zara
Shoes: Flea Market

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