A Long Shirt Turns Into 5 Outfits, The Rules Of Layering! What Japanese Girls Love The Most!

The long shirt is versatile and classic. It is definitely a popular and easy to wear fashion item in the Japanese style! Speaking of Japanese style, the item it’s a must have in everyday wear being the essence for "multi-layer" wear. If you want to understand how to mix&match a long shirt, you will want to refer to the following 5 fashion outfits from the Japanese girls. A long shirt is wearable. It can help you evolve your style by seeing the diverse shapes!


Translation by: Iulia Tonegaru

Written by: Karen Cheung|Photo: Instagram @mtmmaki, Instagram @xokaorixo

 長版襯衫穿搭

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1. LOOSE UPPER AND LOWER BODY SHAPE

The style of Japanese girls is to mix&match loose fitted outfits for upper and lower body shapes, they like to wear long skirts or wide-leg pants with long shirts, and can create a neutral, mature or literate image according to your choice of style and shoes . High versatility! Comparing to wearing a loose long shirt alone, more layers are more fashionable.

日本女生寬鬆造型配搭 

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日本女生寬鬆造型配搭

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日本女生寬鬆的造型配搭

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2. WEAR A SWEATER OUTSIDE

A long shirt with a loose and simple design can be embellished with knitwear. Choosing a short-length knit sweater can even help with the proportions of your body shape and can show your unique fashion taste at the same time! If you choose a long knit sweater and don’t want to look too boxy, you can add a belt to show the waistline.

外搭針織衫

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外搭針織衫

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外搭針織衫

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3. AS A JACKET/CARDIGAN

Using a long shirt as a jacket/cardigan, I believe it is a favourite item for most girls! With a simple T-shirt and wide-leg pants inside, and a long shirt outside, you can easily wear a layered Japanese inspired outfit, comfortable and casual!

長版襯衫當作外套

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長版襯衫當作外套

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長版襯衫當作外套

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4. FASTEN THE MIDDLE BUTTON

If you think it is too monotonous to use a long shirt as a jacket, you can button it in the middle. After the item its buttoned, the proportions of the legs will seem longer, and the overall shape will be more delicate. It is absolutely no problem to wear another layered Japanese inspired outfit!

有層次感的日系穿搭

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5. MATCH THE BELT

If you wear a long shirt by itself, it may make you look smaller, especially if you have a petite figure. It is recommended to wear a long shirt with a belt to make the figure and proportions look better! If you want to look more casual, you can also put on a sleeveless tee inside to create a sense of hierarchy.

有層次感的日系穿搭

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