How to: Budget fashion in Tokyo aka lookbook vol. 7

“Why don’t you buy some brand name items? You could save up some money and get Comme des Garcons or some cool stuff like that!” — actual question I have recently been asked by a Japanese friend of mine. Here’s my answer then: I own a heap of clothes, I admit. But I know myself and I know that in a few months I’ll simply get bored of the clothes I’m wearing now (which is not always the case, of course, but I know how many times I’ve changed the way I dressed, besides I like my fashion to match my always changing hairstyle, so…). I may have mentioned a few times that I have some rules that I live by, and I’ll share one of them now. Money should be spent on education, traveling, food, adventures and essentials (rent, bills and all that boring adult stuff), NOT material goods. Although I do like having nice things, it’s not that I’ll have them forever. But I know for sure that my language lessons, traveling and food experiences aren’t going anywhere. That being said, here’s a few reasonably priced outfits for December 2014!

The latest lookbook:

Lookbook vol. 6



/photo taken in Harajuku, one of my favourite coordinates so far/

White shirt: Heather, bought on sale for ¥2500 (Heather website)

Black sweater: I bought it aaaages ago in H&M, I don’t really remember how much it cost, but I’m sure it wasn’t a lot

Jeans: WEGO, ¥4000 (WEGO website)

Coat: bought in Dongdaemun in Seoul for about ¥6000

Shoes: Jeanasis,  ¥6900 (Jeanasis website)



/photo taken in Shin-Okubo by the lovely Kathryn/

Red shawl: it was a gift from my friends from Poland

Black jacket: H&M, ¥6500

Grey bodycon dress: Forever 21, ¥800




/shameless mirror selfies in GU Ginza store, both taken on the same day/

Grey neck warmer: WEGO, ¥1800

Black turtleneck: SPINNS, ¥1200 (Spinns website)

Black coat, which I bought of course: GU, ¥4000



/okay, I can’t really decide which coordinate is better, the first one or this/

Ripped jeans: Lip Service; believe it or not, but I bought them for ¥390 at a second hand store in Kita-Senju

Black boots: Glad News, bought second hand for ¥1900 at Jumble Store (Jumble Store website)

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/more shameless selfies, yay! it was my outift for a BIGBANG concert in Tokyo Dome, so everything including make-up was special for that day/

Beanie: Glad News, bought at one cheap store in Shin-Okubo selling brand items at discounted prices <trust me, I know good places> ¥1080 (Glad News website)

Hoodie: I bought it at a BIGBANG’s concert last year and I finally had a chance to wear it! I remember I paid something about ¥6000 for it

Black jeans: GU, ¥1499

Black platform boots: Nadia, bought second hand at MODE OFF for ¥2000 (MODE OFF online shop)

(and just in case you’re wondering what colour contact lenses I’m wearing: Angelcolor Bambi Series Chocolat)



/I actually mentioned all of these items above, so I’ll just say that this photo was taken in Shinjuku Gyoen, where I was filming a series of short videos that should be up on YouTube someday :)/


Thank you for reading and stay warm!♥


3 thoughts on “How to: Budget fashion in Tokyo aka lookbook vol. 7

  1. Yay, I was looking forward to your next update! I totally agree with your opening statement. I absolutely refuse to pay a lot for items I know by the end of the year I’ll be tired of. Shoes might be the only exception, but even then, the shoes I buy are going to be with me a long time.

    I love how ohesive you keep your style. I wish I could pull of jeans in the styles you wear, but my legs are so short it just makes it worse. Still hoping you’ll make a makeup tutorial~ I really like your look in the Big Bang concert outfit. Eyebrows = amazing!

  2. Pingback: How to: Budget Fashion in Tokyo aka Lookbook vol. 8 | living the tokyo dream

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