7 Spring Styles Spotted in Tokyo

In the days of H&M and Zara—both of which are in Tokyo—people everywhere are in the same styles (or at least from what I’ve noted in NYC, Paris and now Tokyo). That said, each place has its trademark. In Tokyo, nearly all women wear skirts or dresses…no jeans. And men sport fahion typically only for women elsewhere (and look very chic while they’re at it). Here, the top trends I noticed on the streets of Tokyo, for both men and women:


Tea-length skirts and dresses

The wide skirt was a HUGE trend in Tokyo; in fact, almost every girl we saw was wearing a skirt similar to this.


Wide-legged pants

Among girls who weren’t wearing skirts, most wore ankle-length pants so wide they look like skirts.



The jumpsuit for women is everywhere–but in Japan it’s classy, wide-legged overalls. Usually black and totally styled out.


Long trench coats

Usually in khaki, often unbelted, flowy, nearly floor-length.


Army jackets

Feminine–and usually paired with wide-legged pants or jeans.




Not like the one that women wear…like the one your mechanic wears. It’s not everywhere, but we noted a few times on the street and on racks in several trendy shopping areas.


Black felt hats

This is a huge trend for New York and Paris women…but in Tokyo it’s totally a guy thing.


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