12 K-Pop Music Videos To Give You The Spring-Summer Style Inspo You Need
It’s true, winter took a long time to say goodbye, but spring is finally here, and summer will be too very soon. Lighter outfits, brighter makeup, and hundreds of new possibilities to transform and experiment with your style open up as soon as the weather starts getting warmer, and what better inspo source than K-pop MVs to keep it playful, fun, and avant garde? From new makeup colors and textures to fashion trends and OOTD throwbacks, here are 12 videos to get you on board the spring-summer style train.
IZ*ONE – “Violeta”
Diamond-like jewels E-V-E-R-Y-W-H-E-R-E. On your face, on your clothes, on your nails, on your eyelids, on your hair. Get inspired by IZ*ONE and try them whenever you want, and guess what: the more, the merrier, because, who ever said there’s something such as too many jewels?
Red Velvet – “Power Up”
There are many obvious reasons why this video is the perfect example of summer inspo: bright colors, fun silhouettes, statement accessories, glittery makeup… but there’s a detail not many know about. Have you noticed most of the time on the video earrings are unmatched? Except for a couple of outfits, all five girls are wearing mismatched earrings, and that, my friends, is a powerful trend we’ll see everywhere this season!
EXO-CBX – “Blooming Day”
Gold, silver, and bronze eyeshadow reign in this music video, and your summer needs a little dose of that. Throughout the whole video, Chen, Xiumin, and Baekhyun showcase what can only be described as sunset makeup, mixing metallic eyeshadows with some touches of glitter highlighter here and there, AKA, warm weather and sunny days perfection.
KARA – “Step”
If you didn’t know this is the season for neon, you do now. And it seems like KARA knew it way before we did. Bold colors and prints, fun layers, and of course, neon-everything are a must this season, and you can take some ideas on how to use it from this music video. A tip? Accessories and makeup can be the perfect way to approach the trend if you’re not yet ready for fluorescent shades on your clothes.
BTS – “Spring Day”
Can we really talk spring vibes without talking BTS’s “Spring Day”? Pastels, pastels, and more pastels, that’s what this is all about. The music video reminds us of that cozy spring feeling, when the sun shows up on a breezy day, when everything looks a little washed out because of the sun rays. From colorful yet light hair colors to pastel prints, let yourself test out some Spring Day vibes this season.
BLACKPINK – “As If It’s Your Last”
Make it summer but with ’80s vibes. Big flower prints, chokers, hair pins, tie-dye prints, big chains, and psychedelic prints. Mix it however you like in order to get a bright, fun, and colorful look for spring and summer!
IU – “BBIBBI”
IU collects many trends in one video: chunky sneakers, all-yellow outfits, holographic fabrics, animal print, nail jewels, colorful hair extensions, and more! If you’re looking for a fun way to try these but don’t know where to start, BBIBBI is the inspo your closet needs.
ASTRO – “All Night”
We go back to pastels with ASTRO, but this time make it dreamy, fairy, I-went-to-heaven-like, and add some glitter and pearls on top of that. For this video, the group shows their most romantic style, and so can you! Be aware, diamond-like jewels and pearls are a big trend this season, not only on clothes, but also on hair pins and accessories, and it seems like ASTRO saw it coming.
GFRIEND – “Love Whisper”
Taking a trip? GFRIEND has the outfits for you. Simple yet playful and fun, from a light sundress to a matching shorts-shirt set or simple accessories to brighten up your look, the girls carry the perfect countryside-vibes aesthetic you need for your next adventure.
Orange Caramel – “Lipstick”
This spring and summer, let’s get playful with makeup! There’s so much more we can do than just wear lipstick and eyeshadow. Take a risk and do it ‘Orange Caramel’ style. From fun cheek drawings to colorful eyebrows or eyelashes, this is the season to experiment and get creative!
A.C.E – “Take Me Higher”
Tie-dye prints, super bright colors, and crop tops. Is there really a better combo? A.C.E. takes summer to the next level by combining some all time favorites and deciding not to care about “Less is more,” because sometimes more is more and we’re here for it.
TWICE – “Dance The Night Away”
Life’s a beach and we should be well dressed for the occasion. Simple makeup, big earrings, colorful dresses, high waisted shorts… they’re all we need to feel like we’re spending summer by the sea even if we’re in the city.
Which of these videos will you be using as spring-summer Inspo, Soompiers? Let us know in the comments!
caromalis is a K-pop and K-beauty obsessed vlogger and writer. You can find her interviewing some of yours (and her) favorite groups when they visit NYC, trying the latest K-beauty trends or testing idols’ skincare routines. Say hi to Caro on Instagram and Twitter!