10 Looks From ATEEZ’s Hongjoong That Demonstrate He’s A Fashion King
Since ATEEZ’s Kim Hongjoong arrived on the K–pop scene he’s been blessing us with nothing but his outstanding rap verses, production talents, focused–leader features, and an incredible sense of fashion and style. Considered the strict yet dorky dad of the group by his members, he’s mentioned on repeated occasions that he’s very methodical and a perfectionist. He’s always looking to innovate and find his own way to express himself, and that’s clearly also applied to his styling choices.
Hongjoong’s fashion can’t really be described or defined by a simple style or trend; he’s more of a let–me–try–that–and–that–together kind of guy, and there are no rules when choosing what to wear or how to wear it. He just goes with his gut, always coming up with the best looks, and that’s been made clear throughout the years with his chic choices.
From the most minimal looks to all-leather ones, from pastel palettes to punk-vibes designs, here are some of my absolute favorite looks from Hongjoong that has blown away people’s minds.
Hongjoong & accessories
If there’s a K–pop idol out there that knows the true power of accessorizing, it’s Hongjoong. His love for jewelry, belts, hats (especially berets), shoes, bandanas, glasses, and every single kind of accessory in existence adds a whole new vibe to each and every one of his looks, making them unique and full of his personal charm.
While Hongjoong has no limits when talking colors and prints, he – like many of us – has a special love for black. He enjoys playing around with different textures in order to highlight some pieces, but he always keeps it cool and trendy.
Preppy and Punk fashion styles have nothing to do with each other, but Hongjoong finds a way to mix them and deliver some incredible combos, like the one in this photo. The clean, minimal, fitted look combined with studs–and–prints platforms give us a perfect look at what his style is all about: anything is possible.
Color Me Yellow
It’s not so often that we get to see Hongjoong wearing monochrome of mix–&–matched looks, but when he does, he likes to take it the extra mile. He’s worn this yellow Adidas tracksuit on repeated occasions and it just brightens up the room as much as his personality does.
As mentioned at the very beginning, Hongjoong can truly pull off anything and everything, and he likes to take advantage of that talent by trying on all sides of the fashion spectrum. At first sight, his style could be described as vibrant, layered, full–prints, with punk–rock vibes inspo and even a retro frame on occasions, but he also enjoys playing around with pastels and soft, fluffy textures that bring up his sweet features.
While he gets most of his style inspiration from urban trends, he can also pull off sophisticated, elegant looks like no other while always keeping his own personal vibe and adding it to his looks with accessories, nail polishes, and makeup.
Green Airport Statement
Hongjoong knows the power of a statement fashion piece and he makes sure to keep a couple on his wardrobe, that way even the simplest of the looks becomes a runway–worthy one, as he did during this airport appearance. His green aviator jacket caught everyone’s attention.
Layers on Layers
Knowing how to layer different fashion items is truly a talent, and one Hongjoong has for sure. Hongjoong is a big fan of prints and textures, and he’s not afraid of wearing them all together at the same time, always, of course, adding his favorite accessories as the cherry on top.
Statements All Over
Plaid prints, bright contrasting colors, quotes, berets, suspenders, combat boots… bring them all on! In his head, there’s no such thing as choosing only one item he loves, and he knows how to combine them all together so that he looks just as fun, innovative, and eclectic as he wants to.
It’s time for skirts
“Zero:Fever” brought us not only amazing videos and an album still playing on repeat, but also Hongjoong in semi–skirts, and with that a fashion moment that marked a new era in K–pop where there are no rules about what idols can or can’t wear: it’s all about feeling your best.
Do you have a favorite Hongjoong look, Soompiers? Let us know in the comments below!
Caro Malis is a K-pop and K-beauty obsessed vlogger and writer. You can find her interviewing some of your (and her) favorite groups when they visit NYC, trying the latest K-beauty trends, testing idols’ skincare routines, or doing #masKaraoke. Say hi to Caro on Instagram and Twitter