Today I tried… Kogal!

Hey cutie! Today I tried out Kogal – high-school Gyaru – for my TikTok video collaboration with my friend Kelsey. I had so much fun wearing it and it reminded me of when I first tried it all of those many years ago at MCM Comic Con. Luckily this set up still fits me but I sadly couldn’t find the sweater to go with it… Which makes me want to try it again and update this blog post!

But what is Kogal/Kogyaru?

Kogal (or Kogyaru) is one of the earliest types of Gyaru, and some might argue that it is perhaps the first one. These are basically high-school girls who dress in Gyaru fashion, and often roll up their school skirts to make it shorter, wear lots of accessories, and have blonde/brown hair. I’ve included some pictures below of my inspiration for this post!

My Kogal Look

Aaand here’s my Kogyaru look! I originally had my hair in pigtails for the TikTok videos but I forgot by the time I took these selfies (as I changed my outfits quite a lot to video everything in bulk). It still feels a bit weird trying to style my short hair, although I’m trying to take inspiration from my short hair gyaru inspo! Maybe next time I’ll go with something a bit more adventurous haha. I recently bought this leaf tapestry to use as a backdrop (seeing as we’re in lockdown and can’t go out until the Coronavirus is under control) and I absolutely love it! It reminds me of summer and makes me want to tan! So my upcoming blog posts will most likely have this backdrop in it. 

Pink kogal look by hellolizziebee

To be honest I wasn’t too sure about posting these photos at first as I feel like there’s lots of room for improvement but I also want to capture my progress so that I could look back in future. Besides, it was fun dressing up as Kogyaru! If you have any advice on how I could improve it, please let me know. 

That’s all for today! Hope you liked this short and sweet post!

Have you tried Kogyaru/Kogal before?

Love,
Lizzie xx

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24 Comments
  • Bexa
    April 12, 2020

    This is such a cute outfit and style! I think you did a fantastic job! That pink skirt is so pretty and I love how it matches the bow on your top, that’s adorable! Also, how nice is that leafy backdrop, it’s giving me all the tropical summery vibes! 😀 Thanks for sharing Lizzie, hope you have having a lovely weekend! ❤ xx

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    • hellolizziebee
      April 12, 2020

      Awh thank you so much, Bexa! Haha yes I know as soon as I saw it online that I had to get it, and I’m so glad I did because now I have a nice backdrop for all of my blog photos. Thanks so much, you too! xx

  • Lauren Thomas
    April 12, 2020

    Never tried it before but I’ve heard and seen the style somewhere before! I love your outfit, especially the pink skirt! xx

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  • Sophie Wentworth
    April 12, 2020

    You look amazing in these pictures! I love the skirt, well the whole look, but the skirt especially. I know next to nothing about Gyaru other than what I learn here from you so it’s always really interesting and informative to learn about the different styles x

    Sophie

  • Kimchi Cakes
    April 12, 2020

    I have 4 outfits Ive never worn that are similar to the outfit in your photo.

  • Lynn
    April 12, 2020

    I want to but I always buy other stuff first…so it will be on my bucket list for a very long time I guess🤷🏽‍♀️

    • hellolizziebee
      April 12, 2020

      Awh well can’t wait to see what you do when you do get the chance!

  • Amiman❤️
    April 12, 2020

    I think you nailed it! 😉🎀 I love kogal style I haven’t done it in so long~ (ps. I love the backdrop!)

    • hellolizziebee
      April 12, 2020

      Aah thank you so so much! You should do it again one day. And thank you! I got it from amazon!

  • Ellie
    April 13, 2020

    this is such a cute style! i love all the pink! a lot of girls where i live dress like this so it’s a style i’m used to seeing nowadays lol.
    ellie x // elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk

  • Jenny in Neverland
    April 13, 2020

    I love your Kogal look! It’s so cute and I love the pink skirt you’re wearing ❤ I’d totally want a skirt like that to wear in every day life. I really like this style of Gyaru – it’s super cute and probably the one I’d want to try most myself! xxx

  • Jenny in Neverland
    April 13, 2020

    I love your Kogal look! It’s so cute and I love the pink skirt you’re wearing ❤ I’d totally want a skirt like that to wear in every day life. I really like this style of Gyaru – it’s super cute and probably the one I’d want to try most myself! xx

    • hellolizziebee
      April 19, 2020

      Awh thank you so much Jenny, I’m so happy that you like it!

  • Teresa
    April 15, 2020

    Cutieee, I miss you! Hopefully this lockdown ends soon and I can fly over to see you all!
    I had no idea how many different Japanese styles there were, but I love reading about these! Even if I might not go for a rolled up miniskirt and bigtails there are definitely elements I can include to my own style. Especially all the pinkness! xx

    • hellolizziebee
      April 19, 2020

      Awh I miss you too Teresa! That would be lovely. We and the other GG gals should hang out again and go to a cute cafe!
      Yesss there’s so many different substyles of gyaru and that’s what I love about it. Tehe yes pink is such a cute colour!

  • Kieli
    April 19, 2020

    You are too adorable! This makes me really want to try it out! Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough xD

    • hellolizziebee
      April 19, 2020

      Awh thank you so much sweetie! You should totally try it, even if it’s just at home!

  • sharnah
    April 19, 2020

    I love that you want to capture your progress, I think you look great. The outfit is super cute, I love the skirt! I like how a lot of the Kogal girls have baggy socks/ legwarmers? super cute xx

    • hellolizziebee
      April 19, 2020

      Awh thank you so much! Yes I love that too. Unfortunately I’ve lost my baggy socks so would need to buy some more!

  • Nat
    April 22, 2020

    I have to be honest, I did not realise this was a look and I LOVE IT! :O I would love to give this a go myself and may just do it when isolation/lockdown is over. xD

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