In my spare time during this circuit breaker period, I find myself reminiscing about my previous trips to Japan. Doing so has made me realise some things: spring is my favourite season and GU — a Japanese casual wear retailer owned by Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a company who also owns Uniqlo — is one of my all-time favourite clothing stores in Japan.
Whenever I visit Japan, I see GU in almost every district I go to and I never fail to drag whoever I am travelling with to their shops. It is definitely one of my cheap thrills — just like how I make it a point to visit at least one supermarket in the country I am visiting. I own a couple of items from GU including innerwear, socks, pants and shirts and I love them all.
GU recently launched a collection collaborating with Keita Maruyama, a renowned fashion designer from Shibuya City, Tokyo. I must say I am in love with some of their pieces and really wish I were in Japan to physically see the collection. Ahead, my picks from the said collection as well as the brand's other selections.
GU x Keita Maruyama lemon print dress
This is my pick from Keita Maruyama’s collection! This lemon print dress instantly caught my eye. At one point, I had an obsession with anything that has pineapple prints on it. From then on, I've developed a liking for fruit details in clothing especially those that feature lemons, cherries and banana. I would pair this beauty with a leather jacket and sneakers for an edgier style.
Co-ord set: blazer & shorts
Who doesn’t love anything co-ord? This is one of my favourite styles out there. I love how it's in a neutral colour — very versatile. Pair it with strapped heels if you are headed for a formal meeting or go for sneakers or flats if you prefer to keep it casual.