I’ve always been fascinated by different fashion trends around the world. What might be the height of style in one place can seem utterly bizarre somewhere else. However, there are plenty of locations across the globe that are perfect for fashion inspiration. By adding different cultures trends to your wardrobe, you can expand your style in an entirely unique way. Here’s some incredible fashion inspiration from around the world.
The women of Japan know how to dress! The trends here are so quirky that they’ve actually become a whole new style in themselves. Japanese pop culture is a heavy influence on much of the western world, so why not incorporate it into your style? In this country, it’s all about having fun with your clothes. Dressing to show off your playful side. Pastel hair, frilly sleeves, puffy skirts and long socks. Just picture your favourite character from any anime TV series and you’ve got it. You can easily take some inspiration from this girly look and add it to your wardrobe.
Traditional German dress is an awesome trend that I think more people should embrace! If you’ve ever been to Oktoberfest, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ll also see this popular trend all over Austria and some Scandinavian countries. It’s quite simple to pull off. All you need is a bodice, skirt, blouse and apron. It may not be something you want to wear shopping on a daily basis, but you can include this layered look in most outfits. It’s the buxom babe attitude that really finishes this trend off, however.
There’s something truly special about Middle Eastern fashion; that’s becoming more popular by the day. Much of the trends centre around Islamic clothing, which means dressing modestly. However, women are now looking for ways they can dress this style up. Hijabs and head coverings have become popular with fashionistas and celebrities around the world. To pull this look off, you simply need to dress in a modest way. Which I think makes a nice change from the mini skirts we see every summer.
Now Russian women know what they’re doing when it comes to fashion! Admittedly, you probably want to wait until winter before you try and pull this trend off. After all, much of the look is centred around fur (faux, please!) coats and hats. There’s something that just makes me feel all warm and cosy about seeing a Russian woman dressed up. Go full on Bond Girl with a cocktail dress and faux fur shawl, for your evenings out on the town.
If you’ve ever seen a Bollywood film, then you’ll know that fashion in India is a big deal. The women in these films look absolutely stunning in their saris and jewellery. You’ll also find this kind of fashion in places like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. If you’ve got the guts, go all out and wear a sari. You’ll look and feel fabulous! If you’re a bit nervous, simply bling up the clothes you’ve already got. Bollywood is all about the bling.
Who knew you could get fashion inspiration from so many different countries? Add a little bit of these cultures to your wardrobe and see how it can transform your look.