How To Dress Harajuku
How To Dress Harajuku
Here's some harajuku history and style tips for you to have fun with.
Hi, I'm Claire Wacey and I'm a personal stylist, and today I'm going to give you some great style tips. For anything you don't find in these videos, go to my website and check out all the tips I have there. Hi! Today, I'm going to talk to you about how to dress in a harajuku style.
Now, harajuku styling comes from the kids in Tokyo hanging out outside Harajuku station on a Sunday and what they would do is dress in really eclectic way. There's five different looks to harajuku style. In fact, there are lots of different facets from those looks but when you're thinking about dressing in that way, you need to think about what style you want to be.
They have a gothic Lolita style which is basically slightly childlike while it's in a gothic way so it's like a gothic doll, and you have the pretty style or the cute style which is very very cute. It has lots of badges, Hello Kitties, pinks, that sort of thing. Then you have the rockstar style which is really inspired by the rock bands in Tokyo.
You also have the gaming style which is basically creating a whole character or a video game character, and also have a Barbie-esque style which is basically about orange tanning and dressing like Barbie and bleaching your hair. I've picked out my two favorites which are basically the cute look and which is one of my favorites and I think really synonymous with harajuku style. So, really, the important thing when you're dressing in that cute harajuku style is to think pink and think pink top to toe.
So if it means wearing a pink wig or white wig with a pink bow or adding into accessories, it's really pink, pink, pink, pink, pink all the way home. So this is a perfect example of how you can dress harajuku. So, a full skirt, it's actually an underskirt I've got here and you can get them from, actually, lots of high street shops now sell them but you could also get them from fancy dress shops.
So you want to go for really full skirted, a pink skirt, you can layer it as much as you want with netting but it's really important that you've got that netting and the netting is going to show. Then, you want to layer as much as you can so I've chosen this pink and black stripes t-shirt. It's oversized but then you could wear a leotard underneath or you could wear the leotard over the top.
But then you wouldn't stop there with the pink, you would add pink into your tights, pink into your shoes, you'd add pink badges and paraphernalia. You might even want to layer some pink lace over the top so you're just going to do these different textures and you've got the stripes coming through. And then, you want to add your accessories, and Hello Kitty is a really really important part of this style so anything that's Hello Kitty branded is perfect to add into this look.
So, badges, they've got little hairpieces with the little ears of Hello Kitty or the pink bow in your hair. Have it in your handbag, have it everything Hello Kitty, so really, it's taking that look to the furthest degree that you can so you're on top-to-toe pink, pink wig, pink bows, everything pink, pink eyelashes, the whole shebang. Another way of dressing harajuku is my favourite, the goth Lolita or Lolita goth.
So what it is, it's kind of playing on that childlike quality because that gothic style has a real exotic vibe to it. So what you want to do for this look is to really kind of take your hair really really dark and black, eye makeup really really dark and black, and then your clothes have to be really great textures, lots of different textures mixed together. So I've got this great feathered skirt.
It's a really good way of kind of having that element from the cutesy vibe, full skirt, but with the really gothic feel with the feathers. Then you want to go for, maybe even, a sheer top. So you've got that sheerness and again that gothic feel and then over the top of the sheer top, I would then add some corsetry.
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