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2018 Japanese Fashion Trends for Women

Every year, there’s something new in the world of fashion. This usually creeps up around springtime, when the seasonal cycle starts anew. Some people may not care for fashion trends, but just wear what they want. Others may want to jump along the bandwagon, and that’s okay too. And there are some who may take the fashion trends, tweak them, and make them their own.

No matter what side you’re on, you can bet that Japan is going to have quite a few surprises this fashion season. Let’s look at them, shall we? If you’re going to Japan, you may want to dress how they do, so here is a guide of what to wear this season.

What is a good way to figure out Japan’s fashion trends? Their popular fashion publication, Fashionwalker, has released seven keywords that are trending this season. Let’s look at them and break them down.

1.Bright Colors



Wearing bright colors has always been popular, especially as spring arises. The sun shines bright, the cherry blossoms make the world a bit more colorful, and you wear bright clothing that makes people pay attention. Colored clothing is always fun, because you can pick your favorite colors, or pick clothing that can set your mood. Colors also affect the mind. If you want someone to believe you’re energetic and passionate, bright red clothing is the way to go. Blue clothing is great if you want to make yourself look more approachable.

Of course, there will always be people who like their clothes black, and that’s okay too.

If you want to participate in this trend, study the colors and see what combinations work well. Contrasting colors, such as red and blue, can catch some eyes. Some colors do not mix well, and this can lead to a fashion disaster.

2.Gingham Check


What in the world is Gingham Check? It’s simply clothing with a checkerboard pattern. Checkerboards have always been an interesting pattern. If you go for the classic black and white look, it always makes you look like an enigma. A colorful checkerboard pattern can give you an appearance that is a site to behold, and it works in harmony with the bright colors fashion trend. Gingham Check clothing also comes in very small squares, so there is a lot going on with a shirt designed this way.




This is clothing that is both fashionable and a sign that someone is ready to be energetic when needed. One such example is a fashionable top that looks like a hoodie one wears when they are out for a job, but re-imagined to look fashionable instead of like plain workout clothes. You can find one-piece clothing that looks like a karate gi, but remade to look fashionable. You can kick someone’s butt and then go out on a date shortly after.


flower skirt @isook_official

Flowers on clothing will forever be timeless. It’s a symbol of beauty, youth, and best of all, spring. Wearing pretty dresses with flowers on them has been a long-standing tradition, and it’s always in season. Because there are so many flowers in real life, they translate well for clothing. Pick the flower that best suits your personality and then run with it. Show it off. Flower clothing goes well with a one piece, two pieces, or whatever it is you want to wear.



sheer @isook_official

Translucent clothing is always fun. It can be flirty, regal, and anything in-between. You can get all sorts of bright colors and have unique clothing underneath the translucent skirt or blouse you get. These clothes go well in the form of a sheer skirt, which has a smaller skirt behind it. The top is usually not sheer, but you may be able to find a sheer top that works for you.

Just don’t wear nothing but sheer clothing, because we don’t want you to get in trouble!

6.Ruffle and Frill

ruffles @fashionwalker_offical
ruffles @littlesunnybitestyle

Ruffled clothing is always fun. It not only looks like something out of the past, but it can show just how chaotic your life is. The frills go in all sorts of directions and are uneven, symbolizing the chaos of life. Or they just look cute and we’re looking too deeply into it. Whatever your opinion, ruffle and frill clothes are one way to get everyone talking.

Ruffle and frill clothing is usually for the skirts, which are quite long, and the top isn’t ruffled. This gives quite an interesting contrast that will let the people talk. Peruse their ruffle selection and see which one is best for you.

7.Shoes and Bag

shoes and bag@fashionwalker_offical
shoes and bag ideas@fashionwalker_official

Nothing beats having a good pair of fashionable shoes. High heels of bright colors will make everyone take a second glance at you. Obviously, shoes are going to be a part of everyone’s wardrobe, but what’s shaking Japan is having a bag to go along with it. If you’re a woman, you probably do carry a purse or some other way to carry all your belongings, but these bags are unique. Many of them are fashionable, and they have similar themes to the trends above. On the Fashionwalker site, the bag shown has a Gingham Check pattern, making it fit well. The bag swings low, almost to the shoes, and this makes for an interesting contrast.

And these are the seven trending keywords right now. As the year progresses, there may be new trends that pop up. However, if you are planning to visit Japan in spring, bringing clothing like the above, or purchasing the clothes there, will make you fit right in.

Also, remember that these are only seven keywords out of many. There may be other trends to watch out for that may interest you better. But if you want to participate in the seven trends, we don’t blame you. Take a look at the above and try to make your own outfit. You may want something that’s a combination of all the above, or just has parts of it. Maybe you just want to have one solid style. That’s cool too. Or maybe none of the above sounds appealing. If so, there are plenty of alternative Japanese fashion you can look into. Or, you can bring your own fashion to Japan and perhaps you may be the start of a new trend.

Who knows? Fashion is always changing, and it’s fun to participate and observe the changing trends. Whether you want to be a part of it or do your own thing, it’s all good in the end. Just remember to have fun doing it, and you won’t be able to fail at fashion.