Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ishihara Satomi is the second from the right.
Credits for the raw video go to dekkawai!

The latest VSArashi (2014.01.09) featuring the Shitsuren Chocolatier team was super fun.  You can see that they all wore matching Breton shirts for team unity and I was immediately inspired by actress Ishihara Satomi's outfit.  

The elements: a Breton top rolled up at the sleeves, an oversized flannel shirt tied at the waist, loose pants (not quite sweats, but not exactly trousers, and tapered at the ankle), and wedge booties.  It's casual but slightly tomboy while still being polished, and the mixture of prep, grunge, and modern keeps it in the pop realm instead of going too much in one direction.

I took similar pieces that I had in my closet and recreated the look as best I could:

Striped top - Song (from Korean store in Malaysia)  /  Plaid button up - Mudd
Cropped sweatpants - Mossimo Supply Co.  /  Wedge sneakers - Mia Girl

The shirt cinches your waist and elongates the body despite the cropped pants.  This is the first time in a long time I wore sweats out in public, but it worked.  They helped tone down the wedge sneakers, and I didn't feel schlumpy at all.  The red and white elements were important to keep the look from being too dark.

I think it's fun to play around with proportions that might not necessarily be flattering to begin with, but if you have the right attitude you can pull it off.  A slight fashion risk is worth a try on the weekends.

On a side note... the elevator was the most interesting background I could find haha.  It somehow ended up being pseudo-edgy...


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