And if you are wondering what Harajuku is, here is a short lesson 😃. Harajuku style has been in existence since the early 1980's, and it became known in the West around the 00's. Harajuku style is named after Harajuku Station in Tokyo. In the beginning, the local youngsters would occupy the streets dressed in unique and colorful outfits. The first craze was mixing traditional Japanese attire with western clothing.
The message these Harajuku kids were sending is that they don’t give a damn about mainstream fashion. They would and can dress as they wish. Harajuku fashion is a movement against strict societal rules and the pressure to fit the norm. Harajuku style now stands for a lot of different things and while many trends come and go, Harajuku fashion still remains. If you are a conservative dresser or like classical designs, you might not be fond of the Harajuku look. However, if your inner kid loves to come out, go crazy and play dress-up, then it's definitely something that you will be into. In Harajuku, it's perfectly okay to dress like a 5-year-old and have as much fun dressing up.
Harajuku style is a mix of all the well-known Japanese sub-styles, for example Sweet lolita, Gothic lolita, Visual kei, Cosplay, Decora, Gyaru, cutesy fairy kei and punk rock clothing .
Secondhand or retro and vintage clothes are also great to mix up your look. Customized or self-made items are great. Pick what you please and mix everything together. In Harajuku style, more is more, so layering up lots of clothes is fine. In Harajuku, you must be creative and dress exactly as you wish, not shying away from your imagination.