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Am I kawaii yet?

I am often inspired by modern Japanese and Korean fashion. Most notably, I really like the look of long layered pieces draped over or slightly tucked into slim pants or flouncy skirts.

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I think it looks balanced and interesting, and I am still experimenting with this silhouette despite having a larger frame and thicker legs.

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The delicate netting of this top caught my eye at Zara. It’s fulfilling my need for spring but is thin enough to layer under a thick cardigan and coat since it’s still technically winter. The high neck is a pretty little peek-a-boo detail under my coat, and it has high slits on both sides.

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I layered a short black skirt under the top to add tiers, and in the warmer months I plan to replace it with a more flirty skirt in a color similar to the top to create the illusion of a dress.

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I matched the gold in the zipper of my boots with a gold pinky ring and thin necklace.

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Over-the-knee tights and leather boots kept my legs warm on this breezy March day.

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Top: Zara
Cardigan: Primark
Skirt: Madewell
Boots: Michael Kors
Tights: H&M
Necklace: Gift (very similar)
Ring: c/o SammyDress
Lips: NARS in Cruella

Do you have a particular culture that inspires your style? Is there a particular style you’ve always liked, but were too afraid to try?