Do you remember Chinese street style videos blowing up on TikTok? And then another trend rising in which fashion creators attempted to mirror these street style videos? I recently found them again while scrolling on Pinterest and decided to join the party late. Also, a little differently than the others.
I tried to imitate street style during fashion weeks of four different cities around the world.
Tokyo (based on 2020 A/W fashion week)
From what I’ve observed, Japanese street fashion consists of a stylish mix of bold and modern pieces. Tokyo fashion fans are probably the most experimental when it comes to street fashion. With their clashing prints, lolita dresses, edgy oversized layers and bold accessories.
My style cannot be termed as bold –in fact, it’s quite opposite. Which is why I decided to go for a more toned-down version of Tokyo street fashion. I styled an edgy-chic, all-black outfit -a staple streetwear look you’ll see everywhere during Tokyo fashion weeks.
Related: A quick guide to styling all-black outfits.
Shanghai (based on 2020 A/W fashion week)
I think we all caught a glimpse of what street style looks like in China through viral TikTok videos (Ah the nostalgia of our very first lockdown). With that show-stopping sense of style no doubt fashion enthusiasts in Shanghai autumn/winter fashion week took the street style fashion to the next level. Neutrals, blue, oversized blazers and suits, lots of blacks and platform boots were common in many of the street fits.
Sydney (street style look based on previous fashion weeks)
The fashion capital of Australia bless us with chicest street style looks with the hottest trends of the particular season.
Due to the pandemic, there were no fashion weeks this year in most cities. So I decided to merge this year’s best trends at the moment with street-chic pieces to style an outfit representing Sydney street style.
Seoul (street style look based on 2019 SS and A/W)
I am sure you must have noticed the Korean wave (Hallyu) in terms of food, entertainment, fashion etc. The big four (NY, Milan, Paris and London) might be known as the world’s fashion capitals, but Seoul is becoming a strong contender.
When it comes to Korean street fashion, Seoul does it best with an expert layering of edge and sophistication.
If you wanna give your Instagram feed a touch of the Korean fashion scene, here is what you can start with.
- All-white looks
- Matching sets, tracksuits
- Oversized blazers (especially blazers), sweatshirts, pants
- Midi dresses/skirts
- Chunky sneakers