Must-Haves Right Now: Women Korean Fashion Essentials!

Korean Fashion or K-fashion has been exerting its influence on the fashion world and our everyday fashion choices. This was brought about by the Hallyu wave, the global popularity of South Korea’s pop culture like K-dramas and K-pop. Even in Singapore, Korean pop culture has been adopted by many, especially among younger audiences. This trend has influenced their daily life choices such as the shows they watch, food they enjoy and even the way they dress.

As Korean Fashion continues to spread its influence across the world, Korean-inspired outfits are now becoming wardrobe-essentials to many. In this blog, we want to guide you on how to rock these K-inspired closet staples. You don't have to fly to South Korea to achieve a cool Korean girl look this summer.

1. Oversized Tops

Although oversized tops have always been in trend, Korean fashion has perfected the art of wearing it. One major plus-point of oversized tops is its versatility in terms of styling. You can pair with high-waisted ripped jeans, denim shorts, or mini skirts. You can also wear it as a shirt dress or tuck it in when pairing with your high-waisted bottoms.

 

 

2. Dress Over Top

Koreans love to wear a dress over a top to layer their outfits. You’ll often notice low-cut dresses being worn over long-sleeve tops or t-shirts, or a midi dress over a blouse. They simply pair it with simple tops or blouses to layer their outfits and make the sexy or body-hugging dress appear slightly more conservative. The result? It still looks stylish and chic, while appearing modest enough for daily activities.

A Must-Have:

Square Neckline Dress with Slit Front and Waist Pouch

 

 

3. Ruffled Tops

Korean girls are definitely fans of ruffled blouse designs. It gives an instant volume to any outfit. At the same time, it provides a sweet balance between cute and fashionable to complete your Korean street fashion look. For instance, this V-Neck Top with Ruffled front details and lace-up design is a perfect pair for high-waisted jeans or denim skirts.

A Must-Have:

V-Neck Top with Ruffled front details and lace-up design

 

 

4. Checkered Shirt

Koreans bring checkered shirts to life. You can see it frequently worn by lead stars on K-dramas. Many K-Pop idols also wear it as an airport outfit or part of their airport fashion. This versatile yet staple piece can be worn in many ways; You can tuck them in with high waisted bottoms, wear it over an outerwear shirt, or tie it on your waist or over your shoulders.

A Must-Have:

Checkered Long Sleeve Shirt with Black Collar

 

 

5.Modern Feminine Tops

Korean- inspired top designs continue to evolve, and we can see how pretty and adaptable they are to various fashion trends. Some examples would include lacy tops, ruffled blouses, cuffed sleeves tops and many other more. The intricate details of such pieces add a feminine touch to the overall look, even if you pair them with jeans or with other streetwear pieces. Going for a casual feminine look? Check out these tops below:

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6. Ripped Jeans

Ripped jeans are a must-have for anyone who wants to achieve the Korean fashion look. It is the key to cool and effortless-looking styling. High-waisted ripped jeans will look fantastic with any tops, especially if you tuck them in.

Must-haves:

Ripped Jeans
Korean Ripped Jeans

 

 

7. High-Waisted Mini Skirt

Korean fashion is also popular for their cute school girl look, inspired by K-POP idol groups. You can also rock this look with high-waisted mini skirts, or pleated skirts. We have a variety of high-waisted mini skirts that you might want to consider adding into your wardrobe essentials for cute school girl vibes:

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8. Oversized Hoodies

Athleisure is rising in modern Korean fashion, especially with the return of oversized hoodies. They are comfortable pieces that can be worn during workout sessions or when you feel like staying at home in style. You can wear it with sweatpants, jeans, miniskirts or simply as a dress. Top it off with your favourite sneakers to complete the K-fashion look.

A Must-Have:

Oversized Hoodie with Zip Detail

Oversized hoodies became iconic when they were worn by lead characters in popular K-drama series such as Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.

 

Park Bo Young in oversized pink hoodies

Park Bo Young in oversized pink hoodies from the popular Korean drama series Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.

Photo Credit: JTBC Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

 

 

9. Eye-catching Blazers

Koreans love to work on layering. Even with just a simple t-shirt, they can turn it up instantly into casual fashionable wear by pairing it with a statement blazer. If you want to create a unique and chic outfit, add some stunning blazers in to your wardrobe.

A Must-Have:

Jennie Kim of Black Pink looking gorgeous on her stunning blazer

Jennie Kim of Black Pink looking gorgeous on her stunning blazer.

Photo Credit: Jennie Kim Instagram

 


10. Sneakers

Sport a Korean Fashion look with a pair of sneakers. It will complete your Korean street style look. You can often see Korean stars wearing it for their off-duty look. They look so comfy to wear all day.

Must-haves:

Sandara Park looking hip on her lifestyle sneakers.
Suzy looking hip on their lifestyle sneakers

Sandara Park and Suzy looking hip on their lifestyle sneakers.

Photo Credit: Sandara Park & Suzy Instagram

 


11. Stylish Hats

If you want to complete your fashionable Korean look, a stylish hat will do the trick. Koreans love to own various types of hats. From simple baseball caps, snapbacks, beanies, to bucket hats, they have it. They match it with their chosen outfit to complete the overall Korean look. For instance, a baseball cap to pull off Korean streetwear look.

A Must-Have:

Lee Sung-Kyung looking fabulous in her stylish hats collection.

Lee Sung-Kyung looking fabulous in her stylish hats collection.

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Lee Sung-Kyung Instagram

 


12. Oversized Sunglasses

Hallyu stars have greatly influenced the use of big shades or sunglasses, as seen frequently from their airport fashion pictures. This is, perhaps the key, to pulling off your cool Korean look especially for a fresh summer style.

Must-haves:

Lee Sung-Kyung
Tiffany Young

Lee Sung-Kyung and Tiffany Young looking fabulous on their big shades.

Photo Credit: Lee Sung-Kyung & Tiffany Young Instagram

 


Mix & Match!

At Yishion, we have got the best Korean Fashion for Women essentials to achieve the cool Korean girl look. Stock up on them now and be ready to transform into a K-fashionista! Share your transformation stories on our Facebook/Instagram!