Im no model… as you can tell 😊 But running a clothes business has some advantages, one of which I get to try on all the lovely clothes, some of which suit me, some don’t.
I have recently become a little obsessed with the Mori Girl style from Japan. I love the layered look, with different materials, cotton, lace, chiffon, and many more.
And it got me thinking, its quite easy to generate the basic mori girl look. So here’s my take on the forest girl beauty. I tried my ‘In Fine Feather’ range, and layered them up over ruffled skirts, lace under skirts and here’s the results.Click me!
The ‘mori’ meaning forest girls belong to a Japanese subculture. They are fairytale forest wanderers, and wear loose dresses or smocks, a-line skirts, tights and leggings and thrive on the layered look. They relish in natural colours with quaint accessories. A bit like Hippies, mori girls live their lives on their own terms. The uncomplicated nature of the mori girls sets them apart from the city girls, by opting for flat comfortable shoes, not high heels, keeping their hair nails and skin pure and organic.
In their own unique way, these girls are individualists. They choose their own lifestyle. The mori girl looks quirky and imaginative. She buys clothes based on how it makes her feel, rather than following the fashion. They enjoy their own company and enjoy a more relaxed life.
This falls very well with the boho look. Think comfort, the main ingredient to boho chic style. Flowy clothes, often layered. Lovely maxi dresses, and floaty skirts.
The thing I love most about these styles is they can be quite unique and you can add your own style to the look.
How to get the mori girl look
- The main part of this style is the dresses and skirts, but blouses and sweaters can be incorporated. The look has to entail different textures, cottons, lace, knitwear, chiffon, the more the better. Wear a long skirt with a short dress over the top, in different material, with sweaters, scarfs and ponchos to add to the layers
- Wear clothes in earthy tones. Mori Girl are otherwise known as forest girls, so all colours in the forest range would get you on the right track. But as we have already said, mori girls are unique so you can add your own twist to this colour theme. Personally, I am a big lover of purple so would have to incorporate it into the outfit
- Don’t be body conscious, mori girls tend to avoid tight fitting items, so go for a bigger size and layer up to give more volume. Following and free is the way forward.
- Layering the clothes is a must, but don’t over complicate it, keep it simple. You can wear a dress over a skirt, forest girls keep it cozy, scrunchy socks, flat shoes or ankle boots. Keep the layers visible.