Out of all the things Terrace House is loved for — such as the hyper-realism, slow-paced courtship, relatable arguments, organic drama, and endless food porn — the housemates' fashion sense is the one that's rarely talked about. It's a shame because the show is teeming with so many style gems. Over the course of five seasons, we have seen a lot of stylish personas enter the house. What's interesting is that we also get to see them in their loungewear, and even then, they're still oh-so-chic.
It's not only the housemates who serve some seriously awesome looks. Even members of the panel, most notably model Reina Triendl a.k.a. "Tori-chan", are also true style sirens.
With that said, let's take a deep dive and talk about the fashion at Terrace House. Keep reading as we discuss the personal style of every fashionable housemate that joined the show ever since Netflix picked it up — from Boys & Girls In The City to Tokyo 2019-2020. A fair warning: this article may contain spoilers.
Mizuki Shida: No-nonsense looks (Boys & Girls In The City)
There's a reason why Mizuki is a fan-favourite. Although she didn't have much luck in love during her stay at Terrace House, the then 22-year-old still maintained her positivity, poise and grace up until her departure from the show. This sophisticated approach to life is also reflected in the way she dresses up. On Terrace House, she often sported sleeveless muscle tops in neutral colours, no-nonsense practical bottoms like slacks and jeans — all on-brand for her as the "career woman" of the season. But we did see some hint of her daring and playful side. Yes, we're talking about that scene when she strutted in that glam black bikini back in the early episodes of the Boys & Girls In The City.
Arisa Ohata: The sartorial lady (Boys & Girls In The City)
From the get-go, it was obvious that Arisa joined the show solely to promote her hats. Over time, she did become involved in several storylines including the really awkward one where she sort of turned down a date invitation by suggesting they go to Costco instead of somewhere romantic. Talk about a mood killer! Even though we were all a bit annoyed at her constant showcasing of her brand, we have to admit that her outfits are the bomb. Her style is a mix of sartorial elegance and casual practicality!