This week is passing by so fast!! Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ ﾜｰｲ♪
I just realised I haven't updated since Sunday & I've been meaning to do this post for a while, so here goes~!
Today I want to talk about doing mode-kei American style! ミ★
Before I started to getting into Japanese fashion, I used to shop SO MUCH at EXPRESS. I always liked their on-trend, classy style, but after I discovered the amazingness that is J-fashion I stopped shopping there. That & I started to find them repeating styles season after season, so shopping there became boring（)´д`(）
But then, a little thing called MODE came around this year & I decided to take another look at EXPRESS~
I recently picked out these amazing pieces before going out a few weeks ago & I found they fit perfectly into mode-kei ♥
Paneled or 'moto' pankinsu (aka jeggings (＞＜；)) were first featured in the September issue of JELLY as a rising trend item~
Scan courtesy of Universal Doll
Naturally I was totes excited to see them at EXPRESS & had to grab some for myself~!
I also picked the floral/watercolour top since I really liked how they paired the pankinsu with a similar type of top as seen on Maiko Takahashi above (which is by EMODA!)~
All together ミ★
I'm not sure if the denim moto jacket is considered mode-kei or not, but it was kind of cold that night haha (●´艸｀)ヾ
Last weekend I made another trip to EXPRESS on the hunt for these denim pankinsu, which reminded me so much of some recent ones done by EMODA & MURUA~
Notice the similar loose black tops in both styles, haha (⌒▽⌒)ノ＿彡☆バンバン！
They were unfortunately already sold out, but I was able to pick out a different pair & a bonus item as well~
MODE x MILITARY, ANYONE?
These pankinsu are made of black denim & have awesome shimmery beading accenting one of the moto panels ♥
I have so much love for military for this coming a/w & this shirt just has so much lovely details!
I think paired with some mode accessories it can really fit into the style easily.
I have to admit that at first I was hesitant to go forward with mode-kei for myself, because it reminded me too much of office lady style, but now I have such an appreciation for it & am having so much fun working it into my wardrobe! ♥
It's also nice that it's a style that can be easily copied using items found in stores here in the US!
I may do a second part to this since I found some other mode-kei pieces during my NYC trip that I haven't posted yet, but we'll see!
Happy 2-More-Days-Til-Holiday-Weekend, everyone~~!!
☆⌒(*^-ﾟ)ﾉ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(ﾟ-^*)⌒☆