The Japanese have got a style of their own, and there's absolutely zero denying it. The best part is that it's not singular—you've got your minimalists, your Harajuku girls, and the gyaru gang, among tons of others—and yet completely distinctive of the country's unique fashion scene. Here, 10 of Japan's Instagram style stars drop some nuggets of wisdom you won't wanna miss.
1. An oversized silhouette ups the style factor of even the most basic outfit combo.
Take Serena Motola as an example! Grab a tee from the men's section then pair with on-trend, wide-leg denims. Simple but street.
2. A single statement print goes a long, long way.
Lyla Iwamoto's weapon of choice? Eye-poppin', headturnin' tie-dye.
3. Accessorize to the max.
Check out pint-sized flex queen Coco Hamamatsu all decked out: chain-link suspenders, cherry-red beret, tinted sunnies, and printed Gucci socks. She looks great (and she knows it).
4. Even a full suit can look laid-back glam.
Nana Momosaka is out to prove that blazers and trousers aren't just for the stuffy confines of your office—wear a silky camisole underneath and team with neon trainers to get party-ready.
5. Overalls aren't just for little kids.
Mononymous model Kurumi makes 'em look cool with a vintage t-shirt and a nonchalantly dropped strap. These are big girls' threads.
6. Go for unconventional waist-cinching techniques.
Instead of simply tucking your fave sweater in, why not belt it over your bottoms? Think outside of the box a la Shiori Takesue.
7. Repurpose accessories.
14-year-old Yoshi is Tokyo's coolest kid, capturing the attention of Vogue and Hypebeast with his fearless, off-kilter outfits. Here, he styles an Off-White belt as a long-tailed choker—points for creativity!
8. Tonal dressing is the quickest route to crisp, clean chic.
Sun Wei makes the case for streamlined, head-to-toe cream, in case optic whites feel too intense for you!
9. A clever, well-placed play on lengths can elongate your figure by a mile.
In case you were afraid that a wide-leg jean might make you look stumpy, cop Son Kyou's hack and toss a longline cardigan on top! It tricks the eye into seeing a taller, slimmer silhouette.
10. Update a black-and-white look by choosing trendy, updated pieces.
Una Kinoco's ensemble might be boring if not for the this-season details you may have missed: the extra-long-sleeved shirt, the pleated, high-slit skirt, the chain-link handbag, and those pristine white ankle boots. Noted!