World Cup Fashion Face-Off: Round 4

For those of you fashionable footie fans out there who have been following the rather fantastic World Cup Fashion Face-Off over at, you’ll be pleased to hear that the next round is now on – and this week it’s Netherlands vs. Japan.

So if you’re in the mood for a bit of light-hearted World Cup fun or need a bit of distraction from the drama on the pitch, then here’s the lowdown on the newest World Cup fashion looks.

As you might expect from the Netherlands their look is dominated by the floral pattern trend that’s been everywhere this season – but not a tulip in sight! There are a few key pieces in this look, namely the blue floral playsuit with a pale pink belt which is utterly gorgeous and very, very girly. There’s also a pink and black floral dress and a knee-length flared denim skirt with a floral printed hem.

The accessories for the Netherlands look are vintage inspired with cute cream and of course floral notes to add texture and colour. Of course, no Netherlands look would be complete without a pair of clogs – this pair is red and patent with stud detailing too!

So what are the Netherlands up against? Well, expect even more pink as this is definitely a super girly week in the World Cup fashion stakes because Japan are mixing up soft and bright pinks with cute character accessories.

The Japanese look is called ‘harajuku girls’ which is inspired by an area in Tokyo where young people come to show off the latest and most extreme fashions. The look for Japan is dominated by pink but as well as some bright pink features including a ruffle top dress and a pointelle cardigan (as well as the obligatory Hello Kitty tote bag), there are also some gorgeous pale pinks including a sheer ruffle front blouse and some absolutely awesome platform heels with six buckle straps.

Cute accessories like a bow headband and a bunny necklace add to that quirky cool nature of the look and showcase off the eclecticism of the Japanese nation.

This week is a bit like the Italy vs. New Zealand – hard to call and could have some unexpected surprises so get voting for your favourite Very World Cup looks over at today!