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Monday, July 25, 2016

Romwe Fashion Review: [SS16 Trend Alert] The Souvenir Jacket!

As you might've picked out from the enthusiasm in the title, I'm super excited for today's fashion review! I recently got two pieces from Romwe that flaunt one of this season's most alluring trends: the souvenir jacket. From the elegant, intricate Eastern flair of the blue koi fish jacket to the sweet, pastel perfection of the pink daisy embroidered jacket, these silky pieces showcase opposite ends of this hot trend. Full details ahead!

I recently got two pieces from Romwe that flaunt one of this season's most alluring trends: the souvenir jacket. From the elegant, intricate Eastern flair of the blue koi fish jacket to the sweet, pastel perfection of the pink daisy embroidered jacket, these silky pieces showcase opposite ends of this hot trend. - Eat My Knee Socks / Mimchikimchi

I've been calling these kinds of jackets bomber jackets for so long, but recently found out that they're actually called souvenir jackets, and they're one of the hottest looks of the season. Souvenir jackets originated in Japan after WWII, and have recently made a huge comeback, with designers like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Stussy incorporating the style into everything from high fashion to edgy streetwear.

I love the style of these jackets, which usually combine a glossy silk or satin fabric with intricate embroidered designs and a loose, oversized fit to create the ultimate style statement. Although they started off as a trend in menswear, the effortless style has made its way into women's fashion too, and needless to say it's one of my favorite current trends!

I've previously reviewed various souvenir jackets (check out my previous reviews of similar styles here, here, here) and really loved them all, so when I browsed through Romwe's clothing selection and found a ton of these silky bomber jackets, I knew I had to try them out! I picked out two styles to review today, including a blue-and-gold koi fish embroidered souvenir jacket and a pastel pink daisy embroidered souvenir jacket.

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First up is the blue-and-gold koi fish embroidered souvenir jacket, available in sizes S-M.

Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.

This tricolor jacket features intricate koi fish embroidery at the front and the back, a bold zipper closure, two front pockets, and striped ribbed detailing at the neckline, sleeve cuffs, and hem, all tied together on silky satin polyester.

The inside of the jacket is lined with a bright red fabric for comfort and a bit of warmth, and there's actually a pocket on the inside too, which provides an extra touch of utility. The satin material is soft, smooth, and lightweight, with a luxurious sheen to it—of course, it's a more delicate fabric and snags rather easily, but the jacket is well-made and sturdy as a whole.

I got this piece in size S, which gives a slightly oversized look. The zipper is a bit tricky, but otherwise there are no flaws with it, and the design looks exactly as pictured in Romwe's photos!

This piece definitely showcases the features of more classic souvenir jackets, with the contrasting raglan sleeves, symmetric front embroidery, and bold back design. The embroidery itself gives off Eastern vibes, with Japanese koi fish and cherry blossom detailing. I paired this jacket with a black halter crop top and ripped black skinny jeans for a streetwear-inspired look, and this piece is perfect for taking any outfit to the next level!

Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the blue, gold, and red Japanese koi fish embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.

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The second item I got was a pastel pink daisy embroidered souvenir jacket, sold in one size.

Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.

Compared to the blue jacket, this jacket is much more cutesy and feminine in style, made from a combination of pastel pink and white satin polyester with a vibrant floral design at the back.

The inside of this jacket is lined with a soft netted fabric, which helps protect the delicate satin and adds a bit of warmth as well. There were one or two tiny loose threads that needed a trim, but otherwise the jacket is in flawless condition and accurate to Romwe's photos!

This ultra-lightweight, pastel-toned jacket provides a very playful twist on the more sophisticated, intense traditional souvenir jacket design. It's got the trademark contrast raglan sleeves, oversized fit, and luscious silky fabric, but ditches the front embroidery and instead showcases a simple and cute embroidered design at the back.

Of all the satin jackets and bomber jackets that I've gotten, this is quite possibly my favorite! The bright pastels are wonderful for spring and summer, and the netted lining is surprisingly comfortable. The design itself is just so adorable, and for the price it's 100% worth the buy. I love how it looks when styled with whites and pastels, and it's a must-have for anyone who loves pink!

Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.
Details on the pastel pink and white silky satin daisy floral embroidered oversized bomber souvenir jacket from Romwe, a SS16 fashion trend.

Overall

I am so incredibly happy with this order from Romwe, and both jackets turned out to be every bit as gorgeous as I'd hoped. If you've yet to jump on the bandwagon and try out the souvenir jacket trend, I definitely suggest snagging a piece and trying it out—I'm not even a fan of oversized clothes in general, but these jackets have become my new obsession!

Check out more reviews of bomber jackets and silk jackets here, or find details on other Romwe products here. As always, thanks for reading!


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