Shorts and sandals aren’t the only way to go for a casual and comfy summer ‘fit. Rei Shito points to a local fashion designer and his easy, breezy yet strategically accessorised look.

Rei says: “I spotted this laid-back fashionista between Harajuku and Shibuya in Tokyo. He told me his cool denim is from B SIDES Jeans, his hat is La Maison de Lyllis, and his shirt is from India Is Beautiful – which is his very own brand!

“The best part of the look, in my opinion, is the use of accessories – the bohemian shoes and hat give a relaxed summery vibe, while the heavier jewellery adds an unexpected edge.

“I think the manner in which you accessorise a simple outfit is one of the purest expressions of your individual sense of style. I have photographed many people wearing many things, and I feel that the people I like most are the ones who have their own style and are constantly updating it.

“In other words, I appreciate those who have a firm sense of their own values and are tireless in their self-renewal. I think that pursuing a strong sense of personal fashion is one way to cultivate a cool way of life.”

About Rei Shito

Each month, Rei Shito identifies one defining look that she’s spotted on the street, whether at home in Japan or abroad on her latest trip to the world’s fashion hotspots, providing readers with a fresh, thought-provoking perspective on current trends. Rei is acclaimed as one of the planet’s most original and influential street style photographers and fashion bloggers, publishing her work on her blog Style from Tokyo, as well as several magazines in Japan and overseas, such as For more street style inspiration, follow Rei on Instagram.
[Portrait Rei: Jun Tamura]

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