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As flowers are blooming right now, so is this year since everything is going back to normal, giving us positive vibes, and the best way to express our optimism is by dressing up with the summer trends that are all about being bold, fun, and lively.
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Japan’s summer trend is all about chasing the pastels of blossom petals and embracing lace.
This summer's trendy colours are canary yellow, cotton candy blue, light pink, and pastel colours. It perfectly describes the beautiful flowers that bloom and the warm weather. It is as well a soft, soothing shade for a feminine style.
It is best to style it with trending materials such as sheer, lace, and crochet. This kind of material always stays as a trend, and as a woman in love with a feminine style, these are a vital ingredient in a wardrobe because they can work in all kinds, from dresses to trousers paired with eye-catching details. Channelling your inner feminine with the trends
Lace is constantly in style and requires little accessorising, while a sheer top creates a perfect look for summer because it is light and airy. Pairing the pink top with a lace skirt gives a romantic, beautiful vibe, and layering it with a blazer creates a classier look or a leather jacket to make the look feminine yet edgy. Puff sleeves are also in trend right now, whether it's a dress or just a top.
Wearing skirts in Japan is also very popular. You'll come across many people everywhere you go wearing skirts, usually paired with rubber shoes and a plain blouse or shirt. When choosing a skirt to wear, go for a crochet material since it is very trendy this summer; crochet also kind of reminds us of a vacation on the beach.
If you are thinking about how to accessorise your look, mini bags are in trend right now, a lot of things won't fit in, but it definitely will be a huge statement in your style.
Styling with bright and bold colours as nature sees fit
Ph. Sheryl Ann Dicman
"Because It's summer, it's time to wear lots of white." Wearing white reflects the Sunlight, making your style look refreshing, and combining it with a simple piece of clothing with bold colours is also great for a stylish idea. For example, you can pair a white sheer see-through blouse with a bold shade of bottoms or a skirt.
Also, choosing a couple colours that complement each other such as a bold with bright colour, elevates your look making it unique. Some of my favourite colour combinations that are trendy right now are kelly green and pink, which reminds me of a tulip. I like to style these colours with a green dress and a pink blazer, you will never go wrong with blazers, it does guarantee to make you look fashionable anytime.
Start stepping outside your comfort zone this summer by trying all of these trends.
Japan’s summer is so colourful right now and what better way to celebrate a return of normality than book a ticket to Tokyo and walk through Yoyogi park wearing lace and delicate petals of pinks amongst mother nature.
A little about Sheryl: Sheryl is a writer based in Japan specialising in travel and culture highlighting the beauty of Tokyo where she lives. It is her belief that style can be expressed through the mood of the city and the constant joys each season brings. Stay tuned for more fashion and lifestyle pieces this exciting destination delivers, which you will be pleased to know is now open to tourists.
Colour blocking is the sartorial art of blocking colours together in a stylish way without being unappealing to the eye. The latest spring summer collections were beaming with colour blocking outfits during fashion week. Soft colour blocking seems to be the most desirable look but not so obvious in how to achieve it.
We reveal how inspiration plays a role in the art of colour blocking and where you can draw ideas.
Check out the different ways colour blocking can look both soft and endearing this season, without travelling too far to feel inspired.
Pick colours that are not too contrasting
To make colour blocking “soft”, you simply pair neutral and pastel colours rather than bright colours. In other words, make sure that the hues that you’re blocking reside in the same camp: in this case pastels with pastels.
Pick Elements Of The Colour Wheel
For colour blocking, it’s often useful to pick certain areas of the colour wheel and pair these colours together. For example oranges and reds will pair well together as they lie next to each other on the colour wheel.
Add colour through accessories
If colour isn’t your go-to when selecting your outfit, but you feel like you want to start including it in your style, then adding colourful accessories is the best way. It fully embraces the soft colour blocking trend as well as broadening your outfits.
Try Tonal Colour Blocking
One of the most effective looks of colour blocking is tonal focusing on one specific colour. If pink is your favourite colour, then try not pairing vibrant pink jeans with a pastel pink top for the perfect summer look. It's dramatic and combines the coveted “soft” element.
Jo McLaren, Head of E-Commerce at N.Peal a luxury cashmere brand commented “...This summer it’s time to dial it down a bit and opt for soft colour blocking with pastel and neutral tones. Our tips can help you nail this latest fashion trend, without worrying that you’ve overdone it.
If you don't feel inclined to consult the colour wheel, look to nature. Particularly flowers such as tulips for pastels and vivid tones inspiring you this season.
N.Peal have recently launched a range of colourful clothing with Pantone, in celebration of all things colour. Find their pastel palettes to romance the soft colour blocking trend this season on the N.Peal website.
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We are embracing the shine and glow of yellow this summer. Reflecting the optimism of the Queen’s Jubilee, showing its versatility, the colour yellow has made its comeback in the fashion world.
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RANKED: The most popular Y2k fashion item for this summer is the bandana.
Fashion is cyclical, and the latest trends to make a comeback are those inspired by the nostalgic Y2K vibes from the 90s and 2000s. But which of the iconic trends from the Y2k era are the most popular in 2022?
Taking the top spot is none other than the humble bandana, with more than 802million video views on TikTok and almost 15,000 Google searches every month for the simple accessory.
Such a multi-functional piece is the bandana, that Y2k fashion icons such as Xtina and Britney Spears have been known to wear theirs as anything from a makeshift top to a hair accessory. In 2022, this simple fabric item can also be used as a face mask in a pinch.
The humble bandana is the most popular Y2k fashion item, with more than 802million video views on TikTok
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The Relaxed Bucket Hat Ranked Second In Popularity
The bucket hat is most definitely back in 2022, with 74,000 Brits searching for this fashion accessory every month on Google. While it’s the most searched-for item on the list, photos of the fashion item on Instagram are less than half than that of the bandana, with TikTok views of just over 341million.
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Mini Skirts And Baggy Jeans In Joint Third Place
Two massively contradictory items: the mini skirt, and baggy jeans. Baggy jeans see just over 18,000 searches every month across the UK versus the 12,100 searches for mini skirts, but there are far less photos of baggy jeans on Instagram than there are mini skirts, with more than 1.3million photos of the latter and only 270k for baggy jeans.
Platform Shoes Of All Kinds Are Here This Summer
Rounding out the top five most fashionable Y2k pieces are none other than platform shoes, a 90s icon thanks to the Spice Girls, and the wholly impractical crochet top. Though Brits are searching for crochet tops less than half than they are bandanas, there are more than 600k photos of this retro piece on Instagram, and more than 202million video views on TikTok.
Meanwhile, platform shoes see the same amount of monthly searches as the mini skirt (12,100), but are featured on Instagram only a quarter as much with just less than 400,000 photos.
Most disappointingly, the iconic butterfly clips only ranked joint 11th on the list, being beaten to the top ten by flares, low rise jeans, and pleated skirts and a range of other accessories including the hellishly uncomfortable kitten heels, glitter gel, and trucker caps. Trucker caps! Believe it or not, there are more than 6,000 searches across the UK every month for trucker caps.
Viviane Paxinos, GM at UNiDAYS says: “Our data shows that this generation wants to stand out from the crowd, but most of all want to feel confident in what they wear. At UNiDAYS, our vision is to support, enable and inspire young people to be their best and most confident selves."
“With the additional costs students are facing this year, we want to reinforce to all sixth form, college and University students that UNiDAYS will continue to find the biggest range of discounts for the areas of their lives that they do have financial control over.”
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