Chic And Cozy: 11 Styles Stars Rock During The Transition From Fall To Winter

It’s almost the tail end of 2018, signaling the final days of Fall and the official start of winter in Korea. Everywhere, the leaves turn wonderful combination of yellows, reds, and browns, and the refreshing cold breeze by day turns into freezing winds at night. It’s the window where the season transitions from Fall to Winter, and this also means that a change in fashion styles is in order. It’s easy to browse through glossy magazines and watch fashion editorial shoots to find out the season’s latest trends, but we’re wondering —what are stars in Korea wearing in their Instagram posts to cope with this new climate? From cozy knitwear, statement coats, to warm clothes you’d want to sleep in, here are the key looks to have on your radar!

Teddy Bear Coats

They’re called teddy bear coats for a reason: they’re just as cuddly and cozy as your favorite stuffed toy. It’s made with super soft fleece and plush fabrics, making it the perfect outerwear to match with any outfit. Take cues from BLACKPINK’s Rosé and Jaekyung as they made this trend both cute and stylish.


Oversized knit sweater

Comfort is key this season, and knit sweaters are your answer to staying warm and stylish! It’s the ultimate versatile piece that you can dress up or down. This snazzy sweater was seen on both BoA and Hyoyeon.


Autumn-inspired colors

Krystal complemented the lovely views of Fall by dressing in earthy tones that match the season: browns, greens, and mauve. It’s an easy styling trick that will surely make you look great in photos!


Fuzzy tops

Soft, textured sweaters and furry tops provide ample warmth and style to the wearer, which is why Weki Meki’s Doyeon and Sandara Park looked effortlessly ready to face the cold weather.


Stripes and plaid

The plaid and gray stripes trend doesn’t seem to be going away as it creates that preppy yet sophisticated look. Qri, Tiffany, and Red Velvet’s Yeri each wore their own take on this ubiquitous trend, which showed their sophisticated and cute interpretations. Meanwhile, Song Mino’s classic trench coat had a combination of plaid fabric which gave it a more hip, street look.

@qtfreet, @tiffanyyoungofficial, @redvelvet.smtown

Velvet and Lavender

Always the trendsetter, Jessica recently promoted a new bag from her Blanc and Eclare fashion line, which she launched in perfect combination with velvet lavender pieces that gave Fall a softer, fresher look with a hint of Spring. It’s pretty, easy on the eyes, and the velvet will keep you warm and toasty.


All bundled up

If you’re the kind of person who’s always cold, then you should invest in heavy, thick coats, scarves, and turtlenecks just like HyunA, Tzuyu, and Siwon. These winter-ready looks will make you want to stay home with a cup of hot chocolate or hibernate under your covers.


Practical cape

Capes are a unique statement piece that will make your overall outfit look anything but boring. It’s the ultimate layering piece that can add a touch of class to your look. Jeon Somi rocked this fur-collared cape during her trip to Europe, and she looked like royalty.


Hat season

Bring out those hats, because the stars are topping their looks with a variety of headwear like military and French berets, knit beanies, and fedoras. We’re loving the range of dainty, sophisticated, and unique looks of Lee Sung Kyung, Heize, Yuri, Jisoo, and Hyomin that are accentuated by their hats!

@heizeheize, @yulyulk, @sooyaaa__, @hyominnn

Padded jackets

Whether or not you think they look questionably stylish, a padded or puffer jacket is a wardrobe staple in Korea during Winter because of obvious reasons: it’s guaranteed to keep you warm and the stars love it, too! Doyeon, Seohyun, and Park Seo Joon are giving this big item a sporty yet stylish vibe.

@seojuhyun_s, @bn_sj2013

Colors to brighten the gloomy weather

Lastly, just because the weather is cold and gloomy doesn’t mean you should match it. EXO’s Kai wore a colorful and printed knit sweater from his favorite brand, Gucci, and paired it with contrasting colors and textures that spell fun and positivity this season!


Hey Soompiers! Which Fall/Winter trend inspired by these stars do you want to try? Let us know in the comments below!

DianneP_Kim is an English magazine and online editor and stylist based in South Korea. Follow her adventures in Korea on

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