Hi! Long time no blogging, I have a break from school now so I've been home the whole week just watching anime and playing games.. I was at NärCon Vinter a week ago, but I'll write something about that later, because now I'm going to talk about the style mori girl!
Mori girl or kei is a Japanese street style gives a natural and down to earth look. Mori means forest in Japanese, so the name "forest girl" is kinda self-explanatory. The style tries to capture a look of a girl living in the forest.
Some typical mori girl characteristics/guidelines:
✿ loose clothes ✿
Clothes hangs loosely and almost flows when you move.
✿ vintage or handmade items ✿
Many second hand and handmade items are perfect for mori kei.
✿ forest like accessories ✿
Flowers, hampers, mushrooms, even deer antlers!
✿ natural and earthy colours ✿
Often beige and natural colours, type of fabric is also very important. Cotton and wool in warm down to earth colors or deep earthy shades like burgundy, dark green, dark blue or brown are perfect.
✿ everything soft and comfortable ✿
Again, type of fabric matters. Clothes that looks worn and a bit too big made of soft materials are great.
✿ layering ✿
Layers layers layers. Mori girl have a lof of different looks, so layers are not necessary, but it's my favorite type of mori kei and it's very common.
✿ lots of knit-wear, crochet, and fur ✿
Knitted scarves, ponchos, mittens or almost anything are perfect. Tails and fur details really strengthens the mori look.
✿ looking like a part of the forest ✿
This is the look you're aiming for!
I'm not going to explain deeper than this, because I think it's better to look at a lot of pictures and be inspired instead! Hair, make up and footwear is of course important to the style, but this is a lot more about personal preference. As I said, look at how other people do!
At last, my version of mori girl, enjoy! ✿
Some Mori girl tumblrs;
Also, tips on more mori tumblrs would be great!
I also found a "mori checklist" that defines the style.. more or less!
Mori girl is a really wide style and fits almost anyone! (Boys can of course fit perfect in mori kei too!)
Have you dressed in mori kei or would you like to?