Masculine & Feminine

Yet another lull in content lately, and I do apologise. There’s a couple of reasons for it. The weather continues to be swampy misery, and it’s often too hot to do anything productive. More excitingly though, I’m happy to share that I’ll be styling some modern kimono street fashion outfits at the Otakuthon Harajuku Fashion Show this year! Unfortunately, what this means is that the bulk of my free time for the next few weeks, as well as most of my kimono-related motivation, will be focusing on getting ready for that. However, I didn’t want to just let the poor mannequin languish and not bring you guys new content for six weeks, so I was determined to do something fun today.

I’ve had this obi for years, it was tossed into my share of the huge obi bundle way back when. It’s such an odd little piece; very masculine feeling, and quite slippery in texture. I genuinely think it was a men’s juban that someone converted into an obi. I chose to pair it with this pussywillow komon because it feels graphic and elegant but still very feminine due to the pastel colours on the fuzzy flower buds. More pink and blue get pulled out by the accessories, which feels nice and cohesive to me. It’s a very subtle and quiet outfit, but a very effective one, I think.

Items used in this coordination

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