Finding the Secret to Korean Fashion… In Your Own Closet

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Written By JohnBarnes

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Have you ever thought of dressing more like a Korean artist or actress you saw on TV, but do not know how to? Well, continue reading and you will find out just how to dress in Korean style without having to buy anything.

The Secret to Korean Style: Add 1 Interesting Element

The big secret to dressing in Korean style is layering garments and blending various colors together. If your outfit is too basic or too matching in color, it can make the entire outfit look boring and uninspired. For example, if your outfit is a red top, black trousers, red footwear, and a black bag – there is nothing special about this outfit. Coordination and matching colors can be utilized, but make sure to add an interesting or different element to your outfit as well. This is what Korean style does the best. Have something in your closet that is different from your usual colors? Replace one item in your outfit with something that is different or new.

How to Start

To start, open your closet and locate a potential bottom you can utilize – informal shorts, trousers, skirt, leggings, you name it. Starting with a pair of pants as a foundation is advisable due to the fact that it can be matched with practically anything.

Second, pick a top that is a bit different than the bottom attire. It can be different in material, pattern, or color scheme. For example, if you chose pants that are very structure and formal, wear something a bit loose, flowy, and long, and vice-versa. If you are thinking of using simple trousers, choose a top that has large prints and designs. Dark-colored trousers should be paired with light tops.

Once you have your top and bottom picked out, choose the right pair of shoes. Shoes are very versatile and you can really wear any pair of shoes and make it work. The only shoes that will detract from your outfit are shoes that are worn-out, broken, or wrong for the season. (Don’t wear furry boots in the summer, or strappy sandals in the middle of a snowstorm.)

 4th and last step, accessorize! Accessories accentuate your outfit and make it into an outfit that will be admired and remembered. K-pop style can be achieved by seasoning your outfit with accessories like lengthy pendants, bracelets, glasses, big bags, sports jackets, or scarves that are bold in color. Don’t wear way too much simultaneously though! You wouldn’t want to look like a Christmas tree with ornaments dangling on you, would you?

How to Dress in Korean Style for Special Occasions

For special occasions, don’t only follow the guidelines above, but consider adding something special to your outfit that others won’t be wearing. If you are going to a formal event, party, or celebration, a lot of people will be wearing the classic LBD (little black dress). While an LBD is a classic look, if you want to try something fun and new, buy a Korean-style dress. There are online retailers like the Korean in Me that make it easy to acquire them, no matter where you live. Many Korean-style dresses today feature contemporary patterns and materials, while retaining the classic Korean hanbok silhouette that is flattering on any body type. You can wear a floor-length dress for very formal events, or a short-length cocktail dress that is a modern take on the hanbok. Either way, this is the Korean style of formal dress that will surely impress and standout.

The key to a successful style does not lie on the outfit itself, but on the confidence and vibe of the person that is wearing it. At the end of the day, no matter what style you are experimenting with, be positive about what you are wearing and embrace the Korean style however you want!