Japanese fashion may boast of legions of followers in Asia and beyond – including celebs like Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga – but it changes so quickly that it is often hard for outsiders to keep track of what’s hot and what’s not. Cue Sae Katayama, fashion curator for Japan’s number one online shopping mall, Rakuten. As a fashion pro who shuttles regularly between Japan and Singapore, Sae knows what’s the latest and greatest, so we’ve tapped on her expertise to dish out some tips on what’s oshare (“oh-shah-ray”, Japanese lingo for stylish or fashionable) for the upcoming season.
Oshare at the office
The key to wearing floral prints is to avoid over-doing it. The golden rule: Stick to one statement piece for your outfit. For meetings, play down the prints and keep things structured by throwing on a solid-coloured blazer over a floral dress. Or reverse it by pairing a lacey floral cardigan over a neutral blouse-skirt combination. On dress-down days, try pairing a pastel top with jeggings that feature big blooms. Fancy something a little flirtier? Try layering a button-up denim dress over a sweet off-shoulder top.
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