Styling the Cropped Zip Jacket [“Rider’s Jacket”] / Styling the Long Skirt
My mother-in-law is a subscriber to Japan Vogue, and every time I visit I always attack the back issues she’s kept with vigor. Instead of what I’m used to from American Vogue (model Raquel Zimmermann gracing almost every editorial spread in every issue since last Spring – copious featuring of fashion from Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenburg, Valentino, with a sprinkling of Maison Martin Margiela – a reliance on jewelry from Giles & Brother, LowLuv by Erin Wasson, and Fallon/Fenton – numerous editorials featuring models jumping or poised in air), its Japanese counterpart features many designers I’m only passingly familiar with, editorials with unusual styling and poses, a mashup of brands, and interesting articles devoted to beauty products, designer perfumes, local restaurants, and local event coverage. It’s a breath of fresh air (albeit still in the luxury category featuring nothing I can really afford), and I love immersing myself in its world.
Styling the Striped Shirt [“Border”] / Styling the Short Pants
I also love how Japan Vogue tries to address its readership and features outfits and styling that are possible for everyday women. It’s the fantasy translated to reality, and with this in mind one can easily swap out items from one’s wardrobe or lower-priced pieces to stand in for the designer options.
Styling the Blouse / Styling the Wide Pants
Here is a feature I was inspired by – it shows styling options that are more youthful (“Young”) vs. styling in a more mature manner (“Adult”), utilizing the same on-trend core piece and building the outfit around it.
Styling the T-Shirt / Styling Denim
What do you guys think? Do you see any outfits you would like to wear – and would you consider them strictly for the young / older?
Source: Japan Vogue June 2011 issue
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So interesting how different cultures view fashion. I love this idea of “young” vs “adult” and their interpretation of whats appropriate. I would def wear the adult denim look 🙂
The question is when does one become an adult and when do we stop calling ourselves young 😉 LOL
So glad you’re having a relaxing time in Japan. Have lots of fun!
😉 I’m not sure where the boundary between “Young” vs. “Adult” is…but I personally think it varies from person to person and is extremely subjective anyway. I read TLo.com a lot, and they recently remarked that motorcycle boots + cropped denim jacket + short dress is not a look anyone over 15 can pull off, but immediately I thought of Kate Moss and how she would be able to pull that look off with ease. (And does with similar looks even now – as a 36-year old!!) Then again, you have people like Anna Piaggi and Lynn Yaeger, who wear certain pieces that often look very youthful – yet they look entirely unique and stylish in their own rights since it’s “their thing.”
I like the wide pants and t-shirt feature.. I’m 28 years old and think the young vs adult options should be “casual vs smart” options instead =) will definitely choose the smart option for office and casual for weekends.
I consider myself a “young adult”… Does that I should identify with both? Haha! I really love both the young and adult options for the short pants – the multi-tone shirt is gorgeous! I really like this post – I love seeing the same item interpreted different ways.
I like the ‘Long Skirt’ looks a lot. As a ‘young adult’ with a lot more adult mixed in. These feel a lot more ‘casual’ and ‘professional’ outfits. I think it’s a cute idea for an article.
I love this inspiration. I think that most fashion works well for any age, including the ideas pictured. I feel like the delicate jewelry and blazers, tailored pieces make it grown up looking.