The Most Trendy Kpop fashion trends to Incorporate into Your Style

K-pop, or Korean pop music, has become a global phenomenon in recent years. Not only has K-pop taken over the music industry, but it has also made a significant impact on the fashion world. K-pop fashion is known for its unique, trendy, and bold style. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most popular K-pop fashion trends and provide examples of K-pop groups that have embraced these trends.

Oversized KPop Fashion

Oversized clothing has been a popular trend in K-pop for quite some time now. This trend includes oversized t-shirts, sweatshirts, and pants. The oversized clothing trend is all about comfort, and K-pop groups like BTS, Blackpink, and EXO have been seen wearing oversized clothing in their music videos and performances.

winter melon oversized tshirt on purple hair model

If you are looking to incorporate the oversized look in your closet, it’s really as simple as sizing up on your favorite t-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, and joggers. Anything can be styled oversized, provided that you have a fitted piece that can balance out the proportions of your body. If you have an oversized hoodie, you might look like you’re drowning in fabric if you pair it was oversized joggers as well. Try opting for fitted bottoms to accompany the oversized k-pop top to balance the look. An example of an oversized K-pop-inspired look would be a top like the Winter Melon Oversized Cut-Out T-Shirt. It’s purposely made to fit loosely and comfortably, while still retaining edgy Kpop elements like the should cut-out and diagonal clasp design going across the front.   

Streetwear KPop Fashion

Streetwear is a fashion trend that originated in the United States and has now become popular in the Kpop industry. This trend includes graphic tees, hoodies, and sneakers. K-pop groups like BTS and NCT 127 have been seen wearing streetwear in their music videos and performances.

pandan layered neck buckle crop top on red hair model

The definition of streetwear style can be rather objective, but we like to categorize it as pieces of clothing that are minimal, yet eye-catching through its multi-dimensional design. For example, a top like our Pandan Layered Neck Buckle Crop Top is a perfect example of a streetwear-inspired K-pop design. A K-pop streetwear-inspired top such as this is multi-layered with the military green tube top layer underneath the layered black neck buckle on top. With the colder weather coming our way soon, here’s our guide on how to style winter streetwear fashion

Bold Patterns KPop Fashion

Bold patterns like animal prints, floral prints, and plaid have become popular in the Kpop industry. If you haven’t seen our blog post on this already, you can find our take on the hottest neon outfit here! This trend is all about making a statement and standing out. K-pop groups like Blackpink and Red Velvet have been seen wearing bold patterns in their music videos and performances. 

mei-fun red plaid velvet strap bustier on purple hair model

If you want to incorporate bold patterns into your outfit, try looking out for designs, prints, or colors that are really eye-catching and instantly stand out. We love to incorporate vivid colors like red because they typically pair so well with other neutral colors like black, white, and grey. The Mei-Fun Plaid Velvet Strap Bustier is an excellent example of a bold-pattern top that you can easily rock and incorporate into your day-to-day wear. The front of the top has a bold red and black plaid design that subtly tapers in to look like a heart. The rest of the top is tone-down with just a velvet black. This bold top pairs best with other pieces that a little muted in comparison to allow for their bold prints to really stand-out and shine. 

Monochrome KPop Fashion

Monochrome fashion is all about wearing one color from head to toe. This trend is a classic look that never goes out of style. K-pop groups like BTS and Twice have been seen wearing monochrome outfits in their music videos and performances.

napa distress buckle strap crop top sleeve set on red hair model

Monochrome is a great way to add some dimension to your otherwise all-black outfit that might not stand out as much as you may like. By adding shades of the same color, you’re able to diversify your look and bring more interest to your outfit. For example, our Napa Distress Buckle Top and Sleeve Set has a very subtle but effective monochrome look through the dark grey shade found on the exterior of the top, while the inner layer reveals a darker grey/black color scheme. 

Gender-Neutral KPop Fashion

Gender-neutral fashion is a trend that is becoming increasingly popular in the K-pop industry. This trend is all about breaking down gender barriers and embracing clothing that is not specifically designed for one gender. K-pop groups like BTS and ATEEZ have been seen wearing gender-neutral fashion in their music videos and performances.

velvet open back zip up hoodie on purple hair model

This style goes a little hand in hand with the oversized fit as we often find that oversized clothes can be worn for either gender provided that they are rather straightforward and plain. A gender-neutral design that you can incorporate into your style would be something like the Red Velvet Oversized Zipper Hoodie. This hoodie can be worn by either gender as it’s just a velvet hoodie at the end of the day, but the oversized and unique look to it makes it K-pop-forward. 

Retro KPop Fashion

Retro fashion is a trend that has made a comeback in the K-pop industry. This trend includes clothing styles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. K-pop groups like EXO and Seventeen have been seen wearing retro fashion in their music videos and performances. More recently, the Y2K aesthetic in particular has been extremely popular with rising KPop group NewJeans using it in not only their outfits, but merch, album cover and promotional material. 

soba asymmetrical mesh crop top on red hair model

Retro fashion can be categorized in several ways but for the sake of this example, we’re going to use distress and mesh. Mesh is an easy fabric that can be incorporated into your daily look as you can usually wear it as is, or better yet, in true retro-nature, you can layer it. Our Soba Asymmetrical Mesh Top is a great example of this as it provides a retro vibe through its asymmetry and semi-distress raw-edge finish.

K-pop fashion is all about being bold, unique, and trendy. The industry is constantly evolving, and new fashion trends are emerging every day. Whether it's oversized clothing, streetwear, bold patterns, monochrome, gender-neutral fashion, or retro fashion, K-pop groups are always at the forefront of the latest fashion trends. If you don’t have the luxury to shop in the center of Seoul fashion, but you’re  looking for more Kpop inspired fashion trends you could rock, don’t forget to check out our K-pop fashion collection over at lychee the label. 

August 07, 2023
Tags: kpop fashion