12 Summer “It” Items And Trends That K-Stars Are Loving Right Now

Summer isn’t over yet in Korea, and the latest trends and most popular items are at their peak. Whether it’s the hottest brands, fashion, or beauty, these celebrities are slaying it. Here are some inspirations for you to try:

Statement t-shirts

The easiest go-to summer piece to thrive in the heat is the basic T-shirt, but when it comes to K-fashion, basic is never basic. The well-loved staple piece in the closet gets different styles and vibes from these stars. You can match it with your fave pair of jeans, shorts, or skirt!

Yeri, Minnie, Joy, Seolhyun, Jessica, and Hyomin

Sportswear as daily wear

Sportswear isn’t just for playing sports. They’re also very fashionable and comfortable to wear, especially this summer because it makes them look effortlessly stylish while being able to have fun under the sun.

Jeon Somi and Son Naeun

Two-tone bathing suit

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but this two-tone bathing suit seems to be a favorite as it was spotted on three celebs this summer!

Yuri, Hyomin, and veteran model Jang Yoon Ju

Vacation-ready bags

Summer is the perfect time for getaways and exploring. Get ready to hop on a plane with stylish matching pieces of luggage that are bright and colorful. These jetsetters’ luggage are this cool, the contents must be just as fashionable!

HyunA and Yeri

If you don’t have plans to go out of the country this summer but still want to look cute while exploring nearby destinations, the mini-backpack is the “it” item most K-stars are bringing in tow. It’s stylish and functional. These stars are always fashion trendsetters, and many of them were spotted with the essential backpack that brought out their individual styles.

Jennie, Karina, Jeon Soyeon, Sunmi, and Sakura


The studded/zipper bag

They may have come from different designers, but there are some things that these trendy bags have in common: studs, chains, zippers, and lots of metal hardware details. This style of bag can make any casual outfit have an edgy touch. Whether it’s an off-duty look or a feminine dress, an edgy designer bag can elevate your style.

HyunA, Yeri, Sandara Park, and Han So Hee

Ready for (and with) the camera

These K-pop stars not only look good in front of the camera, but they’re also good at taking the photos themselves. This can be seen in their Instagram where they express their creativity and talent when it comes to capturing moments and experiences.

Lisa and YooA

When Jisoo was asked by Vogue what’s in her bag, one of her essentials was her film camera, which she uses to take pictures of the people that she’s with and the places that she visits.

Cute phone case

Speaking of taking pics, selfies won’t be complete without a cute and colorful cellphone case that’s included in the photo!

Kyungri, YooA, HyunA, Dawn, and Karina

Giselle and Rosé

Sun protection essentials

The sun is out, and it’s not fun to play if it’s too harsh on the eyes and skin. Get some sun protection in style with cool small-rimmed sunglasses and look fresh with bucket hats!

Girl’s Generation’s Sooyoung, Yuri, and Hyoyeon

Seulgi, Krystal, and Hyomin

Not-so formal pearl necklace

Pearl jewelry is often associated with a bit more formal styles but these stars are making it more modern and casual by adding a minimal style pearl necklace to their outfits.

Jennie, Lia, and Wendy

Easy, breezy summer dresses

Florals, denim, backless, and short dresses are the typical summer styles that celebs are seen wearing. But one thing’s for sure, this summer, a little bit of skin is definitely in!

Sooyoung, Yeri, and Lim Nayoung


YooA, Seolhyun, Joy, Sakura, and Rosé

Mermaid hair

This summer, short hair is out! Extra long waves with bright, standout tones are in! These stars exude a mermaid or fairy vibe with their lovely hairstyles.

Yuqi, Chungha, and Seohyun


Face sparkles

One of the hottest makeup trends this summer is the face sparkle look that literally makes the face shine! Whether celebs wear it for their performances or in their daily looks, these little gems create an otherworldly, fantasy makeup look that definitely stands out!

Taeyeon, Jennie, Lisa, Lee Hi, and Yeri

Hey Soompiers! Which one of these trends and items is your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

DianneP_Kim is an English magazine and online editor based in South Korea. She is the author of a K-pop style book published by Skyhorse Publications, New York, including her second book, “BTS Bible.” Check it out on Amazon, follow her on Instagram @dianne_panda.

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