K-Fashion: Why South Korean Street Style is IG’s favourite trend

Move over K-Pop and K-Beauty. The latest wave of South Korean favourites is taking over your feed and filling the Infinite Wardrobe; K-Fashion, especially the street style stars during and after Seoul Fashion Week, is fast gaining popularity with fan-favourites oversized menswear piece, statement colours, and proportions. Maybe it’s the seasonal refresh or the exciting street snaps, but it’s definitely time for a wardrobe tune-up!

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Seoul Fashion Week

The X-factor of what makes K-fashion visually powerful yet stylistically effortless is in the confidence. Go easy on the accessories but go all out on the colour palette, bold silhouette, and proportions.

Here are 3 simple tricks to ace that K-fashion look for that OOTD on the ‘gram:

1. Simple at its best: winning combo of layers+sneakers

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When it comes to K-Fashion, layering is key. Be adventurous and try one simple texture with a detailed piece. Keep your sneakers for all-day comfort and style, but switch it from day to night with dangling earrings and a darker lipstick shade!

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Forever Dotted Midi Wrap Dress by SIDE PARTY (Korean Designer)
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Shiloh Top by CASPER + PEARL

 

 

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Button Stripe Dress Brown by WNDERKAMMER (Korean Designer)
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Chloe Off Shoulder Shirt by FRIEND OF AUDREY

2. Fun 101: texture-on-texture at play.

 

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It may sound crazy to mix fun leather, form-fitting neoprene, washed denims, and statement colours in silken materials, but it works. Trust k-fashion to mix weird combinations and have stellar Instagram-worthy results. You’ll want to keep your wedges or creepers for this. 

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Star Sign Puff Shoulder Blouse by SALON DE YOHN (Korean designer)
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Side Slit Pleated Skirt Blue by WEILI ZHENG

 

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Blanche Top by PATINYA
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: LIE6P08 by LIE (Korean Designer)

3. Your best bet: Maxi wrap dresses.

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If your current wardrobe is already filled with visors, sneakers, and chunky accessories, you can go for maxi wrap dresses or solid one-piece styles to go with your colourful accessories. Channel crew socks and your favourite sneakers to take this chic look to the streets. 

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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Plaid Vest Dress by NU PARCC (Korean Designer)
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: High Neck Slit Dress by ATRE
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Black Wrap Dress by ATRE
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From the Infinite Wardrobe: Dot Shirring Dress by SALON DE YOHN (Korean Designer)

For Style Theory Members: Get on board with the K-Fashion with our Korean Designers here!

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Get on trend with our favourite pieces from the Infinite Wardrobe and mix it up with your current style. Rent, wear, swap with Style Theory and never worry about outgrowing trend or repeating your new favourites every week!

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