One Spo! I have a bit of an odd relationship with the ‘Spo – a few seasons ago they produced a whole load of great black dresses which seamlessly integrated into my own fashion style, but as often with Japanese brands, come summer it goes a bit too cute… Fear not fans of sweet things; this summer take a trip to the seaside with One Spo and get up to mischief in retro nauticals!
I can’t help but see a bit of a crossover here with Dazzlin’s spring summer looks – the keywords I wrote about at length and repeated a million times earlier this here are also seen in One Spo’s collection: retro, girly, americana, vintage… you get the idea! It does makes for some incredibly cute clothes though, and while Liz Lisa popped off to France and Dazzlin’ explored America, it seems that One Spo took a holiday by the beach. Instead of stars and stripes or florals and frills, there’s plenty of polka dots and enough anchors to sink a few ships! Avast ye, maties and hoist the mainsail!
Shiver me timbers! It’s hybrid maxi skirt/dungarees species – back down to the depths with you, beastie?
A touch of “ethnic” fashion from yonder isles – tempted to make my own ear hook, but it might interfere with the parrot on my shoulder.
Yarr, a couple of cute retro looks – lace gloves and pearly spare collars are perfect for accessorising while up in the crows nest.
Ha-harr, now that’s more like it! Even the parrot approves! A stunning combination – black & white, and yellow and red, polka dots, red lipstick, sheer fabric… way to update nautical style. Love it.
Just so cute I can’t even carry the rubbish pirate talk. Oh dear…
Tiny sailor hats! They do add a slight costume-like element to the mix, but I think a touch of the theatrical here and there isn’t a bad thing.
Best summer trousers – wide leg and slightly cropped.
Yes, the bows are 3d. Amazing.
Just when I thought I was bored sick of nautical themes and spring/summer styles, here comes One Spo! I feel quite refreshed actually, and now I know what I’d wear to bring a bit of the beach to inner-city Tokyo…
PS: Fun fact; I grew up in a tiny seaside town in England – I can still hear those horrible seagulls, argh!