It’s only been about three months since I last wrote about Shibuya 109 stalwart brand Gimlet (here), and while others have let their winter stock stagnate it’s great to see that Gimlet have continued adding new and exciting items to their winter collection. This is the benefit of ‘fast fashion’ after all: it’s easy to add new lines and reinvent the brand each season according to trends.
I’m really taken with the new Gimlet clothing as there’s a brilliant rock edge to the coordinates, perfect for layering up in the colder weather and peeling off as we turn to spring. There’s also a few beautifully classic items in the mix too, making for a much more mature and stylistically varied gyaru image. Variety is the spice of life, as they say!
Read on for Gimlet’s edgier side, and one of my favourite gyaru outfits of this season
Yes, over-knee socks are back! Did they ever leave? Great to see them paired with a looser top and rock boots & shorts for an effortlessly cool look.
This is pretty much a default/every day outfit for me! T-shirt, tight black trousers and ankle boots. LOVE IT. A real modern classic.
Isn’t this massive cardigan amazing? It makes me think of those blankets with sleeves – slankets, right?
Sheer loose top, tie-dye jeans, boots… actually, I think Samuel has jeans pretty similar to these! Wonder if I can borrow them for a Gimlet-inspired look?
This coat is pretty fabulous and combines this winter’s leopard fur & camel colour trends into an item that transcends the trends it borrows from.
Gimlet at it’s very best: truly gorgeous gyaru style, the epitome of urban chic.
See more from Gimlet at the homepage
* My latest blog for Brighton Fashion Week can be found here – I talk about the colour of the moment (red, of course) and share my favourite red lipsticks too*