If you’ve ever watched a historical Korean drama, like Moon Lovers or even the recent drama Hwarang, you’re probably quite familiar with what a hanbok is. Hanboks are a type of traditional Korean dress. Although there are also hanboks for men, we mostly refer to the hanboks meant for women. This hanbok style is the 2017 Korean fashion trend that’s in these days!
Here’s an example from the many traditional hanboks of IU during her drama, Moon Lovers.
Most Hallyu fans seem to be in the know of traditional hanboks. As beautiful as they are, they’re a bit of a hassle to wear for your everyday life. That’s when “daily,” or modern hanboks come into play.
The modern, or daily hanbok is a hanbok, only with some modern fixes added to it in order for it to be more comfortable for daily use. They’re often a bit shorter that the full-length traditional hanboks, made with different materials, rather than the usual silk, and have a wider variety of patterns. Check out a few of the “Daily Hanboks” forming the 2017 Korean fashion trend below!
Adorable children’s models are trying out the 2017 Korean fashion trend as well!
We can be sure that we’ll be seeing more of these kinds of modern hanboks in 2017, as well as variations to the already creative style. It’s only a matter of time before this style sweeps through the streets of Korea!
It’s been a while since the skinny jean fever caught in Korea, and it probably won’t ever go away. Nowadays, skinny jeans are a staple for both male and female celebrities. In fact, seems like all Korean celebs tend to wear skinny jeans so tight that the average girl wouldn’t even be able to get her ankles through.
Now, a new trend has cauzed a frenzy in the fashion, world, and that’s the ‘Homewear’ trend. The trend is quite simple really, just clothes that are comfortable enough to wear at home. For this trend, “Loose” and “comfortable” are everything. Loose pants, loose shirts, loose sweaters, loose everything. Hopefully this trend will grow, because being in fashion+being comfortable might finally be possible. Every lazy guy/girl’s dream.
Of course, the fashion world seems to still be obsessed with the skinny jean trend, so it might be hard to spot all the ‘homewear’ outfits. Here’s a little guide for the beginner!
I figured most guys still wouldn’t be convinced, so I’ll start with a photo of GD as our starter. The biggest trendsetter in Korea, and possibly all of Asia, he’s been known to create or popularize some of the bigges trends. Convinced now?
Last but not least, Seventeen. They’ve been sporting this ‘homewear’ trend in various parts of their new MV for ‘BOOM BOOM’. It’s definetely a new kind of homewear that is a lot more on the daring side, but whoever can pull it off should definetely try! (Anyone else slightly reminded of the early 2010-ish era with the outfits? Hopefully that tragic era won’t be making a comeback anytime soon, but it might)
That’s all for today! Hopefully this post will be enough to get all you guys out there to try and experiment with this trend for yourself! If you’re one of our lady viewers, please go check out our ‘Homewear’ special for female celebrities as well!
Fall is coming to a close here up north, and the snow seems to be as eager as ever to come down and make our lives miserable. But for now, we’ll put the thoughts of shoveling driveways aside and focus on the exciting part-SWEATERS! Hands down my favorite thing to wear ever, my whole winter wardrobe is basically every kind of sweater in every kind of color.
The celebs in Korea seem to love sweaters as much as I do, becuase the latest Men’s Fashion Trend amongst Korean celebrities is the “Double Sweater” outfit. The concept of the trend is really simple (thankfully), a sweater/coat over another sweater. Yes, you might get a little sweaty or stuffy in there, but fashion always comes with sacrifice, no? Either way, no one can deny that this winter’s fashion trend in Korea is as cozy as it can get!
Halllyu star Kim Soo Hyun was seen with this outfit while supporting Actress Gong Hyo Jin’s newest movie “Missing” at its premier.
Dino of Seventeen was seen wearing this 2-sweater outfit while he was on the way to take his college enterance exams! (Let’s hope he did well)
V (aka Taehyung) of BTS wears a simple black turtlenck with a longer plaid coat as he stepped out of the airport, with a cute little mask as a bonus.
Woozi of Seventeen also was wearing the “double sweater” trend in his recent photoshoot with Dazed Korea. Love the coat’s unique design!
Woozi is again seen sporting the “double sweater” look in his concept photo for Seventeen’s comeback. (I’m an avid Carat, if anyone hasn’t noticed) This outfit is one of my personal favorites, with a thick plaid sweater and a denim jacket over it.
That tops it off for today’s update! I thought that it would be nice for some more fashion updates for guys as well, so I hope that if we have any male readers, they were able to enjoy today’s post and have a few inspiriations. Comment/post below what “double sweater” outfits you guys could come up with!
Seoul has been ranked at the top of Vogue’s “favorite Fashion Weeks for street style,” and it’s easy to see why. Koreans have been at the top of their fashion game for decades, influenced by European styles and trends. Kpop idol groups, as well as other national celebrities are known for their trendy, flawless looks. Today, … Read more Seoul Fashion Week Looks
We’ve decided to dedicate our very first series of posts to the males who often find themselves in a style dilemma, but don’t know where to ask. I imagine that it happens more than most would let on, so along comes this article. Our very first series will be for our male readers, but it surely won’t be the last! There’s much to come, but enjoy the first series that we’ll be posting today.
The “comma” hairstyle is a style suited for every occasion-from formal meetings to casual get-togethers. Idols of late seem to love this hairstyle for its versatility, wearing it to almost all their schedules from their press conferences to their radio talk appearences. However, since the hairstyle has the potential of showing many different sides, it’s important to match this hairstyle with an outfit that can compliment it in the best possible way for every occasion. And what better fashion inspiration is there than the very celebrities who started this trend? We’ll be finding the best outfit pairings for this hairstyle by looking at what trending Kpop Idols and Korean Actors wear to compliment this “comma” hairstyle.
1st Category: Formal Wear
It seems that checkered patterned suits are a popular item of choice for celebs rocking the comma hair trend in a formal way. SHINee’s Key and Actor Park Bo Gum from the hit drama Reply 1988, have both made appearances wearing these kinds of suits with their trending hairstyles. Showcasing a more semi-formal appeal, the two Hallyu stars’ outfits shown below would be perfect for casual work meetings.
Overview of Park Bo Gum’s Outfit+Dupes
Coat: Maison Martin Margiela Grey Glenplaid Classic Coat-$1948.00. (Haha, nope)
Dupe: Saddlebred Long Sleeve Gingham Plaid Oxford Shirt-$25 (Any plaid black/grey and white oxford shirt found in any department store)
Pants: 87mm Doubling Pants (Navy)-$76
Dupe: H&M Melangie Suit Pants-$35 (Main point of pants is to be a little looser than then normal slim fit)
As usual, the classic formal men’s look also matches well with this hairstyle. Really, what hairstyle doesn’t look good with this perfectly simple outfit? The usual black suit and tie is a classic, and adding a coat with a deep red/brown colors would be perfect for fall. This look, worn by Korean Actor Yoo Seung Ho in his drama Remember, shows the common style of men’s formal wear, adding a bit of warm red for the fall. A nice way to add in a bit of color, or at least when you’re outside.
2nd Category: Winter Casual
It’s that time of year again. And no, I’m not talking about the long, miserable nights spent shoveling piles of snow in freezing weather, or the tireless voting and frustration that happens when trying to vote for Seventeen during the 2017 MAMAs (Time to reset my 13 different passwords again), although that term would fit in with describing those events as well. As November rolls around, it’s the time of year for all things cozy-hot chocolate, wool blankets, and of course, warm sweaters. The most common fashion trend of this fall/winter seems to be the “comma” hair with a warm knit sweater, being worn from popular idol group members to rising Hallyu actors. Turtleneck sweaters in particular seem to be a growing trend in these cold winter months.
BTS-Jungkook Sweater-ZeroSecond ST Red Sweater $63. Available at musinsa
Recommended sites for men’s sweaters: Yesstyle.com, Forever21.com
3rd Category: Streetwear
This last pairing is the most commonly seen on idols, such as EXO’s Chanyeol and Seventeen’s Mingyu. Although the style is often worn with a casual bomber jacket or sweater, simpler outfits consisting of a solid colored dress shirt, are also able to complement the hairstyle for a casual look. For more simple/basic street looks, the common trend is to wear a plain T-shirt, jeans, and have a bomber jacket/sweater be the main point of your outfit. However, remember that streetwear really has no limits. Dig around in your closet, mix and match outfits that you think looks best. The possibilities are endless.
Recommended Sites/Stores for Streetwear Jackets/Bombers: Forever 21, Yesstyle.com, H&M, Cotton On.