We went to Japan in September of this year (2018), and loved every minute of it. I had been when I was younger, but never got to visit the city of Tokyo. This city is absolutely insane! The sheer size of the city is enough to blow your mind, let alone the number of people that reside there. The most fascinating aspect for me, was the way in which the city was run. The organisation, cleanliness, and politeness was outstanding. Despite being one of the busiest cities on earth, it was an absolute pleasure manoeuvring around Tokyo, and checking out all the sites.
Tokyo is split up into many different districts, and I think you would need a full year there to explore every aspect of it! We stayed in Shibuya (right near the crossing), and found it was very central to most popular sites, as well as public transport.
The food was another noteworthy mention. In fact, I was amazed at how many places you could eat for a very reasonable price. I would, however, recommend mapping out a few places you’d like to eat prior to planning, to ensure you get the best culinary experience. Most restaurants are fairly reviewed online.
As a fashion blogger, I was blown away with how COOL the Japanese people were! They ooze sassiness and style. The way they put outfits together, and how they carry themselves, is quite unique. And any place that loves and embraces sneakers as much as I do, is a big win for me!! I always tend to take away a bit of fashion inspo wherever I travel to, and I most definitely have taken a few tips from Tokyo. They are:
- Wear sneakers with everything!! The most comfortable way to zip around the city
- Embrace sporty socks with sneakers, ballet flats, and even sandals! I’m going to start with wearing them with sneakers!
- Utilise cool backpacks to carry all of your belongings. I’m working on this one with! 😉
- Accessorise with bows, hair pieces, scarfs, and bright sunglasses. I’m all for this!
- Be bold with how you mix colours, prints, and dressy/casual combo’s. Don’t hold back!
- Be accepting and kind towards everyone. The less judgemental we are, the more confidence people have in experimenting with fashion. e.g. Think Harajuku girls (pictured).
I would go back to Japan in an heartbeat! The coolest place on earth!
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Katrina – Leather & Soie
What I wore:
White leather skirt – Aje
Green monogrammed tee – Jac & Jack (minus the monogramming!)
Asics sneakers – Onitsuka (they were a Japan special)
Olive green tee – Levi’s
White denim skirt – GRLFRND (same brand, very similar)
Chunky white sneakers – Adidas