Korean Fashion 101: From The World Of K-Pop And K-Dramas

Are you new to Korean fashion? Or are you in need of a wardrobe overhaul?

Now that it’s 2018, it’s time to welcome new adventures and perhaps try a fresh new look. If you’re interested in learning more about Korean fashion, here’s a look at what’s hot right now!

Edgy street fashion

Everyone is talking about Korean street fashion, with its fast-paced, high-energy, and innovative looks. While some looks are so creative you might find it hard to wear it yourself, most are completely wearable while still making you look like you just stepped off the runway.

Actress Kim Yoo Jung (top left), K-pop stars Chorong of Apink, Nine Muses’ Kyungri, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie show the wide range of Korean street fashion.

Oversized Look

The oversized look has been popular in Korea for a while, and will likely continue to be so in 2018 with its emphasis on comfort and coziness. Just make sure that not every item you have on is oversized; otherwise you’ll look more like a comforter rather than comfortable.

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Actress Go Jun Hee keeps it simple by pairing her oversized coat with a plain t-shirt and shorts. But she still manages to stand out with a statement purse and boots.

Everyday Glam

You don’t have be a Korean actor to look like you star in a K-drama. By mixing and matching different trends, like oversized clothing and bold colors, you can create a dramatic look that brings out your inner celebrity.

Jun Ji Hyun (“Legend of the Blue Sea“) is an icon of glam, never afraid to make a statement with different colors, textures, and accessories. 

Casual chic

If you prefer a little less drama in your life, go for the effortlessly stylish look that brings basic pieces together in creative ways.

Shin Min Ah (“Tomorrow With You“) sports a down-to-earth look despite her effervescent beauty.

 Couple outfits

There are a lot of ways to express your love, but none can be as cute a dressing similarly to the one you love.

Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung (“Weightlifting Fairy“) are a match-made in K-drama heaven and in color coordination.

Han Hyo Joo and Lee Jong Suk (“W“) go for the more obvious couple look with the same sweatshirt.

Korean Fashion in K-drama

Be confident!

Last but not least, the most important accessory for your Korean fashion look is your beaming smile and confidence. Just be comfortable in your own skin and wear the looks you like no matter what people say.

For more tips, check out this special PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games “Today Show” segment on Korean fashion.

Hey Soompiers! Which Korean fashion look do you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!

h/t: DP_Kim, Clara Kim

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