After a long yet short trip to Paris, I am finally back in home sweet Tokyo. While I won’t get into details here, I did encounter a small list of unexpected events throughout my trip; but despite such setbacks, traveling to the city of my dreams was the best thing I did for myself, and I learned and experienced so much in a span of 10 days. And all in time for my birthday, too – growth as a person is always something I strive for, and this trip made me realize that traveling to a completely different country is the best ways to do just that.

長くも短くも感じたパリへの旅は終わりを告げ、無事東京に戻ることができました。思いもよらない出来事はいくつかありましたが、念願だったパリにやっと足を運ぶことができて本当に良かったです。パリにいた10日間は沢山のことを学び、アメリカや東京では経験できないことを沢山経験することができました。しかも誕生日直前に行ったのも良かったかもしれない。また少し成長出来たのかなとも思いました。この旅を通して、世界を自分の目で見て、他国の文化を体験することが最も成長に繋がるんだなと強く思いました。

Anyways, let’s talk about the outfit and delve into Tokyo street style.

ということで、今回の東京ストリートスタイルOOTDを紹介します。

Donning myself in whites, pastels, and metallics was definitely a little out of my comfort zone, as I tend to lean towards darker hues, even in the summer. But thanks to these edgy, SoCal-style accessories from Vida Kush, I pushed my styling boundaries to wear something I normally wouldn’t wear. While Vida Kush has an amazing selection of clothing, I was immediately drawn to their jewelry and accessories after seeing their dope photos on Instagram. I met the designer at a pop up shop/party held in Harajuku a couple months back, and was really hooked on her unique sense of style. Having a statement accessory like this chain mail belt and jewelry pieces like the silver faux lip ring can make all the difference in an outfit. And a clear logo visor is the ultimate summer must-have that would also look cute with a bathing suit! They also have custom-made visors if making it personalized is your thing.

普段とは違う色合いに挑戦してみたのですが、どうでしょうか?夏でもダーク系のカラーを着る私が白やパステルカラーも着てみたいと思わせたのがVida Kushのアクセサリー。エッジの効いたロサンゼルスのブランドVida Kushの小物を使って、ちょっと違うサマンサスタイルに挑戦してみました。このブランドのお洋服ももちろん可愛いのですが、アクセサリーやジュエリーを使ったインスタグラムのスタイリング画像を見て、かっこいい印象が強かったです。数ヶ月前原宿で行われたポップアップパーティーでデザイナーに会い、彼女のファッションセンスにすごく引かれました。ステートメントになるチェーンベルトフェイクリップリングは、普段の私服もレベルアップさせます。そして、クリアのロゴヴァイザーは夏シーズンのマストハブ!水着との相性も抜群です。カスタムメイドのヴァイザーもあるので、是非チェック!

To go along with the clear/white/metallic theme, I added clear-framed glasses from zeroUV, a clear ring choker from Choke Me Jewelry, and the white athletic jacket from Forever 21. The embroidered, satin-like crop top was something I was eyeing since it hit the clothing racks in Bershka, and I obviously couldn’t help myself. The pastel blue from the top seamlessly matches the light wash of the jeans and denim lace ups from Public Desire. And the gold cross body bag, because a touch of sparkly always works in any color palette.

白/クリア/メタリックのテーマに沿って、zeroUVのクリアフレームの眼鏡と同じくChoke Me Jewelryのクリアリングチョーカーもプラスして、Forever 21で見つけた白いアスレチックジャケットをヴァイザーの白と統一しました。刺繍の入ったサテンのクロップトップスはBershkaで買ったもので、トップスのパステルブルーの色がダメージデニムとヒールの淡いブルーとさりげなくマッチします。そしてどんなコーディネートにも合うキラキラゴールドを、クロスボディーバッグでオン。是非、色んなアクセサリーと遊んでみながら涼しいカラーのコーディネートに挑戦してみて下さい。

Visor, chain mail belt and faux lip ring from Vida Kush, zeroUV glasses, Choke Me Jewelry choker, Bershka top (on sale), Urban outfitters jeans, Public Desire sandals, Mimmi bags cross body

All photos by Fu Sheng Wang

32 comments

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I want to go to Tokyo so badly! I love your photos so much. Definitely living vicariously through you 🙂

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Your jeans have literally inspired my outfit today!! Literally! Your style is so dope that I don’t even have any words for it! I will definitely be going on Public Desire’s website asap to get me some of those shoes. I’m in need of some new shoes and I forgot about that great website!

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Samantha you are rocking everything – love the lip jewelry. I alsolutely loved Paris – my favorite city of all time. But Tokyo sounds incredible..
Glad you enjoyed your trip – next time stay longer.

Xxgracie

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You look so fabulously styled! I love every detail you are wearing and the pictures are so stunning! so happy to hear that you enjoyed Paris and can’t wait to see your travel diary!!!

Happy weekend, Samantha!

xx. Gina

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You are the epitome of cool and these accessories prove that. You can pull off anything and I love how you styled the belt and the visor. I’ve been really wanting a visor like this for summer but don’t think I can rock it like you can. The backdrop for these shots are incredible too! Keep on slaying babe! xoxo, Christine
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For a second there, I thought that was a real lip ring. You can literally rock anything and make it look so good! Every aspect of this look is on point, from the actual look all the way down to the accessories, especially that choker and those heels!

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I love the color scheme and your style :). Great outfit as always! I feel inspired to try out some new looks. Glad to read that you enjoyed Paris too!

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Always so cool!!! I love the silver eye make up you have on here! It’s amazing on you. I would probably never be able to pull of that clear visor but damn you make it look so effortless and I say it once again, SO cool!!
xx Jenelle
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Ahhh welcome back home love! I’m still dying to travel to Tokyo. If I ever go, I’d definitely love to meet up! You’re always killing it with your style!! I love the vibes! Inspiration and #bossbabe for sure.

With love, Jenn
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Each country/city has its own style but somehow, there is something that becomes universal. I think the important thing is that each has a unique character and personality that makes it standout.

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Nice pictures..
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Love the casual chic outfit. Love how it matches the background! <3
Regards.
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Wow !! I absolutely adore this mix of whites, pastels, and metallics on you ! I totally agree, the jewelry and accessories at Vida Kush is phenomenal and love the chain mail belt and silver faux lip ring so much ! Definitely would love a personalized visor !!

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Wow, I love all these amazing photos! Your outfit is so stylish, and the Tokyo backdrop is so perfect!

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GIRL. You look so amazing. Your style never ceases to amaze me. I want every single thing you have on lol (but I totally couldn’t pull it off like you). Keep killin’ it!

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Dear Samantha,
It was a pleasure watching your Instastories and seeing how much you truly enjoyed your trip to the city of your dreams and you even made it to Versailles which made me extra happy 🙂 As for setbacks, you’ll always have those whatever trip you’re on, but usually the good things are the ones you’ll remember. It’s funny however that Tokyo is the city of my dreams and now you’re back there. I’ve said it so many times and won’t bring it up after saying it this one last time, but Tokyo, I’m coming for you. To me you embody the Tokyo street style (or any street style really) and you rock this outfit to the bone! If I’ve said it a thousand times before, I apologize, but I must say I absolutely and completely adore your sense of style!
Thomas xx

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Tokyo is always waiting for you Thomas!! I went to Colette too, which I really liked. And of course Versailles was just amazing. We need to do a blogger collab if you visit Tokyo or whenever we get to meet up one day 🙂

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I don’t know why, but it is a real Japanese street look for me. Rebel, bright and stylish! I love this silk top so much and the hoop belt.
Your style are amazing! I wish I could visit Tokyo one day.

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This outfit is so cool from head to toe!!! I love the transparent chocker!! that’s actually one of the first I have seen. This metallic top of yours is so dope!!! I have just booked a last min trip to tokyo this thursday!! Please let me know where is good for shopping in Tokyo babe!

xx, Jessie
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I loooove your outfit! You are seriously queen of mixing prints with accessories and basics all in one. Definitely major street style inspo! I hope to visit Tokyo very soon! xo, sharon

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you look so fierce babe! I am in love with that choker! It is so stylish and those shoes are to die for!! I want to go to Tokyo so bad!

Xo, Samira

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Loving your outfits soo much! Your photos and style are so fierce! Definitely want to visit Tokyo one day soon!

Sweet as Fiction xx
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Super look! Amazing pictures!!

xxx, Eva
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Hi Sam

I’m glad you made it back safely tho. and I know what you mean about setbacks when travelling it’s the same thing that happened to me. Anyhoo would love to hear more about your trip to Paris. Your outfit in this post is so nice! Totally loving your top and of course, as always you look so stunning.

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I love, love, love these edgy street vibes on you. I feel like this look is so representative of you and your style too – a little bit L.A., a little bit Tokyo. Your cool and unique sense of style is so present here. Love these editorial style shots of you too.

xo, Jo
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I love your pastel look, too!
That visor is great, so I saw the web site!!

akiko

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What a stunner! I love the cherry blossom patterned crop top you’re wearing! What a find xx

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I’m in love with this look .Love the photography the first , the lights and the poses. Looking like an editorial. The theme of your look is gorgeous .
Xx
Eva
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Girl you are totally slaying in this outfit!! I know you don’t like wearing white or pastel, but it really suites you!! The outfit is so edgy and chic and I love that distressed jeans with those amazing sandal!! This set of photo is so editorial and belongs in a magazine like Nylon and likes.

xo Sheree
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Glad you are back in your home babe!!
You have such a great style and ove this entire look! So obsess with the hat and the lace up denim heels!!!

xoxo
Marcy

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