STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Harajuku Girl

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Every other state I’ve been to in Australia does not have fashion taste like in Melbourne. Maybe that’s because I’m basically born and bred in Melbourne and a little biased to that factor (I was actually born in the neighbouring country, New Zealand). But besides that point, Melbourne has individuality like no other. People dress in their own unique ways: vintage-retro lovers, laced up girly girls, black modern chic—you name it, everything and anything is possible in the nation’s fashion capital.  And this Fashionista is given a big huge tick on the individuality checklist.

I could not pass up the opportunity of taking a snap shot of this Fashionista. When I saw her I instantly thought I was roaming the streets of Tokyo with her labelled harajuku and super kuwaii style. Remember Gwen Stefani and her harajuku-loving days? Gwen loved Japanese things so much she recruited her own entourage of harajuku girls to follow her everywhere. Plus she wrote a song dedicated just to them. The lyrics I believe went something like this:Harajuku girls, you got that wicked style. I like the way that you are. I am your biggest fan!’

It’s almost like this Fashionista wants to stage a comeback with the harajuku style. It combines a preppy look with a little anime flare. If you want to strike sole individuality on campus like this Fashionista, go for the super preppy look. Definitely pull on a vest paired with a white shirt and flouncy skirt and you’ve got the school girl look going on. But if you want to edge it up a bit, I say wear a pair of printed shorts instead. Add on colourful knee-high stockings, a pair of platform creepers and a scarf or bow-tie to accessorise. If you want to be really daring, add on the wig just like this Fashionista! You’ll be a harajuku girl in your hometown in no time.

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