The 80s and Beyond(Retro)

It’s been forever since I’ve done a Japanese street fashion post and feeling inspired, I spent a silly amount of time collaging away some of my recent finds from Drop Tokyo, Rid Fashion Street Snap and Japanese Streets. I love the bold colours or in some cases, the bold accessories. The coral and dusky purple combination in the middle is particularly striking.

Street style collage may 11

Some of the Japanese street fashion that I am most drawn to are the bold, 80s inspired looks. The outfits are fun and I do love a bit of acid washed denim. I’m quite drawn to the use of one colour as the base colours in the outfits (seen in the first 3 below) and I’m especially intrigued by the girl in the acid wash shorts and sheer blue skirt combo. I also have no idea what is on that guys head, on closer inspection it looks a little like a bird-hat….

japan street style collage 80s may 11

I thought that the collage above fit right in with the Acid House category on the Beyond Retro site. It is as you might have guessed, full of acid washed denim and neon colours. The website itself is also full of lovely vintage bags that I would like to call my own. Dangerous territory indeed! Aside from the genius of my post title (I know, I couldn’t help myself), I found a couple of things inspired by the 80s collage above. I am very tempted to find myself a dark denim jacket and chuck a whole lot of bleach on it. Messy!

beyond retro collage copy

Not all the images were found in that particular category on the site, but they all look like they belong together and are all lovely vintage 80s items from the vintage emporium!

I must remind myself to have a rummage in their store the next time I am in London. The Brick Lane store is my favourite. It’s humungus and even has a resident cat called Tiny. What’s not to love?

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