5 Style Lessons We’ve Learnt From the “Japanese Beyoncé” Watanabe Naomi
Naomi Watanabe, the popular Japanese comedian is the epitome of self-confidence and style. The girl knows how to rock an outfit like no other and has won legions of fans for her effortlessly cool and quirky fashion. She has even been dubbed as the ‘Japanse Beyonce’’ - a title that was given to her when she rose to fame back in 2008 for her imitation of the singer.
Ever the trendsetter, Watanabe Naomi has also set up her own brand PUNYUS, which mixes Hip Hop style with Harajuku aesthetics. The brand is proudly body inclusive and carries a broad range of sizes from XS to a U.S. size 16.
It’s no surprise that PUNYUS has been such an instant success given that Watanabe has long been tapped as the style icon to watch out for. Big brands have taken note too, with everyone from Gucci to Givenchy enlisting Watanabe to promote their collections and she even became Kate Spade's global spokesperson this year. Since her star is fully on the rise, we break down Watanabe’s best looks below and how you can recreate them.
Watanabe Naomi's Style Lessons
Always one to accessorize, Watanabe often pairs her outfit with a chic waist belt or this year’s standout accessory, the bum bag in order to highlight her waist and create an hourglass figure.
2.Hats and Headscarves
Watanabe is a huge fan of accessories and the girl knows how to rock a headpiece like no other. She is often spotted coordinating her look with everything from velvet berets to cool, printed scarves and headbands.
Watanabe is a huge fan of bright colours and we love how she incorporates this into her everyday style. Waist-cinching dresses that are fun, feminine and flattering make up a large part of her style rotation.
4.High-waist Trousers and Skirts with Jacket Combo
A high-waist pair of trousers are a failsafe, super-classic option every woman - no matter her size or figure should have in her armoury. A well-cut pair of high-waisted trousers or a skirt will work to accentuate your waist, and when paired with a longer-length jacket like a bomber will also make you look leaner.
If you’re curvier, you’ve probably more than once have had the trouble of finding jumpsuits that sit comfortably over your top half, which is where suspender overalls come in. Sitting just under the breasts for comfort, the high waist also sucks you in for a winning combo. We love that Watanabe doesn’t just stop at classic denim, proving that fun, printed styles can - and should be incorporated into your everyday wardrobe.