I love my new Korean outfit!
Korea has some of the nicest clothing and fashion, in my opinion. I want to share with you my favorite outfit that I see all over Korea. I wanted to have a full outfit that matched what I have in mind for my “kpop look”, so rather that one thing here and one thing there, I decided to pick one specific look that just screams “Korea” and do it from top to bottom.
As I continue do do more shopping and find more items, I can always add more. But I wanted to get started on the right foot and have one outfit where everything goes together and is complete. I can’t stand having just one or two items that fit a particular style, but I never wear them because I don’t have the anything to wear it with. You can’t wear just one article of clothing. It has to be part of a full outfit. So, rather than having things hang in my closet forever until I give up on them, I got the whole look all at once, and I didn’t stop until I had it all!
Okay, so now I’ll describe to you, from head to toe, what my favorite Korean outfit is.
Hat – Beret
One of the most Korean-style headwear I can think of is a beret. I suppose it may be considered French, but the Korean fashionistas have definitely appropriated it as their own. You see all the kpop stars wearing them. I think it’s a bit more of a feminine look, too, since I don’t see many boys wearing them. They are cute in how they flop over to the side and adds a little asymmetry to your look.
Here’s a red one, but I personally like black the best.
Top – Turtleneck Sweater
There’s something very cozy about a turtleneck sweater. I really like a blush color as it goes well with my skin tone, You have to pick out a color that works well for you. The turtleneck shapes your face and makes it look smaller, which is considered very attractive in Korea. Many times you’ll hear people comment about how a Korean star’s “face is so small!”. It’s definitely a good thing!
The sweater should reach to your wrists or a little longer. It shouldn’t be shorter than your wrists because it just make you look like your arms are too long and you’re wearing clothes that you’ve grown out of. It’s not a good look :p
I think it looks cute when the sleeves are a little long. It makes you look cute and dainty. Korean clothes are really into making the girl look small and pretty, so this work right along with that.
Bottom – Plaid Pleated Skirt
You can’t wear this if it’s going to be too cold, but my favorite thing to go with all of the items listed above are a simple brown plaid pleated skirt that flares out a bit. When the skirt flares out it makes your waist look smaller. Plaid goes well with a lot of different styles, so you can wear it with other tops, even non-Korean styles. It almost looks like a school-girl look, but not really. I think it just makes you look youthful.
Shoes- Mary Janes
I already had the shoes that I wanted to wear with this outfit, so that was great. I think it looks great with some standard black or white Mary Janes. They go with literally everything, so they obviously go well with this, too. You can wear these with our without socks.
I think it looks cute either way.
The little buckle and strap make it look a little bit more cutesy that regular heels and go really well with this outfit.
Korean Outfit All Put Together
So, what does it look like all put together? Here it is! You have the pretty tan beret, a blush long sleeve sweater (I couldn’t find a pic that had a turtleneck with the rest of the outfit), and a brown plaid skirt. You can’t see the shoes in this picture, but I’m sure you can imagine just how cute they look put together with the rest of this totally Korea-worthy outfit! (not me in the picture)