6 K-Pop Trends You Need to Incorporate into Your Wardrobe

While we’ve all been in awe of fashion goddesses like Rihanna, Beyoncé and the Kardashian clan for the past several years, it may be time to turn our attention to the other side of the world where K-Pop is reigning supreme. Not only are K-Pop superstars responsible for hypnotic choruses and synchronized dance moves, they are the new posterchildren of fashion.

One thing’s for sure about the girl groups and boy bands of South Korea – they know how to succeed in taking fashion risks. Here are six K-Pop fashion trends that should be incorporated into your wardrobe.

1. Blazers and Bright Colors

The ladies of EXID nailed two of K-Pop’s ultimate trends, bright colors, and blazers. The stars of the music scene prove time and time again that they are not afraid of color. So instead of saving that blazer in your closet strictly for the office, these K-Pop goddesses show you can make it chic by pairing it with a mini-skirt or short shorts. “They really focus on getting short shorts and skirts that make their legs look long and slim,” Iesha Ismail, a junior at the University of Florida says. The outfit is a win-win all around.  

2. Fishnets 

 

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K-Pop stars are known for resurrecting past fashion trends and modernizing them. While fishnets were all the rage in the 90s, K-Pop princesses like Yubin are giving us reason to put them to use again. Pair a solid oversized shirt with fishnets ($10, Target) to create the perfect outfit for a night out.
 

3. Multicolor pieces

On any normal day, you may find yourself electing to play it safe by wearing all-black or a neutral outfit with (maybe) one pop of color. Minzy and her rainbow graphic tee should serve as a reminder that it’s okay (and even necessary) to incorporate multicolor pieces that call attention to you. There are plenty of ways to incorporate a splash of rainbow into your life - like with this top from Nordstrom (Nordstrom, $26).

4. Denim 

 

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Don’t just save denim exclusively for your jeans. Denim dresses, overalls and dungarees are all the rage. "[K-Pop stars] start with a solid denim piece, then use the basic-ness of that piece to accessorize to the max," says Aleysha Hodges, a freshman at Kennesaw State University. Take a cue from Red Velvet’s Joy and dress down your fitted denim dress with a windbreaker to make the look even more effortless.

5. Oversized shirts

T-shirt dresses (like this one knit one from Forever 21, $14.90) suit everyone. They accentuate legs on the lucky few who are already blessed with long legs, and give the illusion of long legs to those shorter gals. Pair the shirt with knee-high boots for nighttime look or dress it down with some Keds for a casual daytime outing.

6. Layering

Sunmi is a prime example of how layering multiple different pieces together can create a certain edginess. In the summer heat, it’s easiest to take Sunmi's lead and layer bandeaus and bralettes under sheer pieces (Express, $29.99).

These are just the beginnings of all the fashion inspiration K-Pop stars deliver. Paired with a little dose of confidence, you can pull off these looks effortlessly, too.