Thursday, October 28, 2010

Current gyaru trends, places to get them!

I've been window shopping lately, and noticing that
whats hot in gyaru is also popping up and
pretty easily accessible in N. America.

I firmly believe that you do not need to own a single piece
of brand clothing to be gal!

So I'll be spotlighting 5 gyaru trends I love
and showing you some places i've seen them which
you could run out and access instantly without needing
to deal with shopping services, shipping charges, and auction sites.

So first and my personal favorite for the season: FUR!
furfurfurfur!! Fake or real, I don't mind!

Here are some looks you might have seen in some magazines
showing the trend!

Legwarmers and foxtail keychain are my favorite!
I've got furry legwarmers so far,
and looking for the perfect keychain~

Where to get it!?

I found Zara to have a really nice selection!

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Second, I'll talk about: PONCHO/CAPE

It's trendy this season, but usually is around every season.
I've seen it popping up more in magazines than usual, so I
would consider it a trend for this season.
It's really cute and versatile, available with elements
from other trends too so it ties in nicely with the season :)

Some looks from magazines...

Cute styles of poncho showing nordic, fur, knit

Where to get it!?

Value Village
For real! Since you're reading my blog,
you would and should definitely know this.
Fashion recycles! And what better place to
find cheap, trendy pieces if you know what
you're looking for!! I've been to a few different
locations recently and have seen ponchos
in every. single. one. (and picked one up for myself!)

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Third trend I want to talk about: NORDIC

I have to admit I hated this trend when I first came
across it! I thought it was hella ugly,
but the more I saw it, the more diferent ways I saw it,
I opened up to it and actually have come to love it.
(Just havent found anything to suit me!)
I also haven't found much love for it in N. America
mostly in Zara so go have a look!

Looks from a mag!

Not particularly fond of the tight sweater dress look,
but love the nordic print loose sweater!

Where to get it!?

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Forth.. lets take a look at: ANIMAL

OK! Animal print is in every fall/winter season!
But it never gets old and I never stop loving it.
To keep it current, tie it in with other current trends.
Furry animal prints, deep olive hue animal prints, etc....

Magazine looks :)

I like the look from Ageha, furry animal print jacket
paired with lace and chains top. So sexy!
Where to get it!?

Shit! Everywhere!! Seriously!!
From thrift stores to high end stores.
From accessories, nails, jackets, shoes, top,
animal print will be EVERYWHERE as usual! :P

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Last but not least: MILITARY

Military is another trend which is
pretty usual for fall/winter but this year
in gal more apparent as well.

You would usually associate military with a sexy cool vibe/style,
but look at that sweet military style to the right!
Change it up this season!

Where to get it!?
Military/Army surplus stores with apparel sections

You might think you would only be able to
find boring, cliche military looks in these stores
but you'd be surprised! Camoflouge, Vancouver BC

These of course are just a few examples
and from stores available to me here in
Canada. I tried to include stores available
in the USA too so go out and go shopping.

Also, try going into stores you wouldnt
normally think of ever going in,
sometimes there are really amazing finds!


Malice said...

I so wish we had fur and nordic prints here in australia! but to hot and especially since its coming up to summer! Alas!

Stupid australia gets nothing good!

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that gyaru trend is coming in europe/america too
it's a good thing, it makes it easier :)
thanks for your article

Dolly said...

Ahh love this post, makes me want to go out and shop some more~ ;_; I agree about not having to wear brand to look gal but it only works if you know how to do it right! XD

☆shawna☆ said...

Malice, I think probably you can stull use these trends for summer!
example FUR. Just buy fur accessories like the fox tail, fur pompom hair ties, fur bag, it will still be cute!
:) work it!

Chiara, yes its such a good thing!
Probably also because with the internet everything is instant, so I think thats also a factor in trends being pretty tied in country to country :)

Dolly, you have a good point I forgot to add in my entry. Gals dont need brand but the clothes they do have, they have to make it work.
Like, a lot of the clothes I posted from zara,H&M,etc, are not styled in a way remotely gyaru, and I think people would not look twice at them in the store because
A: its not brand
B: its not styled in a gal way

They just dont notice it :S
Western gals need to look closer at whats happening in their own local retail stores lol~

Shmuberry said...

I've seen a lot of these trends at H&M lately! Animal print, fur and ponchos :D