I can’t speak for the whole of Japan, or even Tokyo, but I’ve spoken to a couple fashion designers as well who agree these are what are “in” this year.
This is the style for summer 2017 in Japan:
Wide waist belts tied up high above the waist, cinching in a short short shirt and high waistband of loose, flowing pants.
I bought a different shirt with the exposed shoulders, because who am I to resist this trend?
The shirts still have sleeves, but the shoulder is exposed. These type of shirts are being sold in a lot of the malls this season. Even Uniglo and the other big chains like GU have their own versions of this trend.
I’ve seen some super cute ones.
Completly exposing the shoulder and collar bone is also in fashion this summer. You compliment it with a wide bring hat and high waistband pants or skirts.
Floral prints are also super in this summer season.
I really like most of the trend this year. This style actually suits my body type as well. So here’s to a good summer fashion for once.