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.
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
Black Crop: H&M
Denim Jacket: Uniqlo
White Chiffon Top: Editor’s Market
Shoes: Flea Market