Kawaii Street: Pinstripe Sweetie
I adore my outfit for Sakura Matsuri because it served looks not once but twice. Today’s outfit was featured on Saturday for DC Web Fest and Sakura Matsuri. I can confidently say my favorite application of kawaii styles is in business. The shirt I wore, was an eccentric find at a local thrift store in the men’s section. It’s genuinely too big, so I was worried my impulse buy would never see the light of day. I was wrong. Taking business shirts to Jfashion looks is a new hobby for me. I like the idea I take the corporate mandated structure that comes with business apparel and mix it with kawaii chaos.
When I woke up Saturday morning, I instantly knew what inner character I wanted to present and express. I felt drawn to coordinating around the pinstripe shirt. In my mind, I wanted to feel that my coord would encompass the vibrancy of my kawaii lifestyle yet present professionalism. It worked. With the pinstripe shirt as my focus, I built around that. I really need to work on more kawaii bottoms, because I have many tops and no skirts or pants. It’s a mess. I also just don’t have pink tights, which is why I default to wearing black bottoms so frequently. If you know of any places that offer kawaii bottoms in a vibrant color or pastel, please slide straight to my DM’s with those links. My closet requires a hero.
Accessorizing this business casual look was easy! I have plenty of accessories thanks to Un-Re Designs. My favorite being the giant buttons! As you can see I use them a lot in my Coords cause I’m getting versatile with the application of accessories. I liked attaching the Pusheen lion plushie for the culture of cute and cats to match the beret! This outfit also featured a lovely necklace that spelled out “Love” which complimented the rings, but my collar blocked it from showing. It’s a detail I wish more people saw.