Styling Ideas: Young vs. Adult from Japan Vogue June 2011

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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