Kpop Street Fashion: How To Dress Up Like Your Favorite Idols
One of the things that I’ve observed from Kpop fans, aside from dedicating time supporting their idols, is how they dress. Of course there are Kpop cosplayers and Kpop cover groups who mimic artists, but that is another thing. You would know if a person has been inspired by Kpop through his or her outfit. I’ve seen a lot of people at public places and I can almost immediately tell if that person is a Kpop fan.
Here are some tips as to how you can dress up like your favorite Kpop superstar:
- Koreans celebrities and idols can be really picky when it comes to their skincare, so the first thing you have to do is to take care of your skin, so that it will be at least almost flawless and glowing.
- Learn how to do the “natural look” (BB cream anyone?) or “ulzzang” look especially for the girls. Some even wear circle lenses to achieve that doll eye effect.
- Pick a hairstyle. From colored hair, straight, wavy, long and short – Kpop hair is flexible. Read 8 Kpop Idols’ Hairstyles That Remind Us Of Food. For girls, it’s mostly the “C wave” or mermaid wave.
For guys, depending on your idol’s hairstyle, you can always ask your hairstylist to copy it for you.
- When you want to color your hair, make sure that you have your parent’s permission, or whether it is allowed in your school or work place.
- Know the style of your Kpop idol. Preppy, classy, girly, swag, over the top; Kpop idol styles vary a lot from one artist to another. You can create an outfit for yourself, with mix and match outfits, and it can be fun. If you really want to match it up with your Kpop idol, then there are always online stores that cater to Kpop clothing.
- It is best to dress up as a group if you are too conscious in trying out a new style. Dressing up is all about confidence, if you are confident that you can pull of a certain style, then go on ahead. If you are still reluctant, then you can go out with your Kpop loving friends and do a theme.
Kpop is a big player in the fashion industry that it has influenced not only the Koreans, but worldwide fans as well. I’ve seen people dressed up casually like their idols on a regular basis and I’m glad to see how these people show their support or just try a fashion trend.
Would you try dressing up like a Kpop artist? Or would you prefer to add the usual Kpop vibe into your wardrobe and mix it with your own style?
(Editing by Adrian Cheng)