The Look: 8 Ways to Wear Japanese-Inspired Fashion

Our fave modern, sculptural looks.

This summer, Japanese-inspired styles make their way to fashion’s forefront in the form of sculptural obi belts, kimono-style jackets, and sleek architectural takes on shape and function. Here are my eight favorite ways to tap into the look.

[1] Gareth Pugh belted minidress, $965 at

[2] Legwrap sandal, $498 at Stuart Weitzman, Rittenhouse. (Styling Notes: Though a structured kimono-style mini looks great with flats, a pair of splashy, leg-lacing sandals amps it up for evening — and makes legs look miles long.)

[3] Willough pants, $395 by special order at Club Monaco, Rittenhouse. (Styling Notes: A breezy take on summer whites: lightweight silk pants with a wrap-style front that feels modern and effortlessly chic. Consider them your new cocktail-party go-to.)

[4] Be horn cuff, $120 at Joan Shepp, Rittenhouse.

[5] Tome Spring 2015 runway

[6] M2Malletier La Fleur Du Mal clutch, $1,560 at

[7] 3.1 Phillip Lim jumpsuit, $775 at Knit Wit, multiple locations.

[8] The Row cotton canvas Mukan dress, $626 at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia.