With on-site work and face-to-face classes resuming, you’re probably on the hunt for new pieces to freshen up your wardrobe. After all, staying in our pambahay has been the norm in the past two years. But who doesn’t want to look cute or put together now that we have opportunities to go out again? If consuming Korean content has helped you cope with indoor life, you’ve probably dreamt of looking like your faves at some point; we’ve got you covered! Here are some Korean fashion essentials you can easily incorporate into your OOTDs:
Converse Run Star Hike
Let’s kick off this list of Korean fashion essentials with a pair of kicks (ha). From EXO’s Kai to Red Velvet’s Seulgi, you’ve probably seen many of your favorite K-idols and artists wear this pair in performances or in casual outfits. What makes it unique are its platform and spikes, which elevates any outfit literally. It also makes ideal rainy season footwear, especially if you’re commuting. Baha ka lang, mataas sapatos ko.
Shop the pair here for ₱4,990.
High-waist wide-leg trousers
Nothing screams K-fashion more than a pair of wide-leg trousers. Even when you’re just wearing a plain top, you still look put together no matter what! You can pretty much get them anywhere these days: from your fave stores in the mall, online, and thrift stores. Ukay-ukay is the way to go if you’re looking for unique ones and bigger sizes, but if you don’t have the time to go out, just order online.
Get this pair here for ₱599.
Perfect for casual days, cropped cardigans are a staple you can wear on their own or layered on a plain top. If you want to look cooler, cop BLACKPINK Jennie’s style and leave some parts unbuttoned!
Shop the look here for ₱1,389.
Is your style preppy? You can never go wrong with a comfy v-neck vest! If you’re dressing up for the office you can layer it with a dressy collared top; for casual days, you can just wear a plain shirt underneath. And if you don’t want to feel the country’s heat that much, you can go for the presko life and wear it entirely on its own.
Shop the look here for ₱990.
Want to look put together? Wearing coordinates doesn’t only make you look stylish AF, it will also give you a boost of confidence and make you feel like you’re it. While our drama and idol faves are often seen in Chanel tweed or casual coordinates from Dior, you can start building your wardrobe with this Tweed Shoulder Padded Tailored Blazer from Love, Bonito.
Get it here for ₱2,783.
If your style leans toward edgy or streetwear style, cargo pants are a great addition to your wardrobe. It also helps create the illusion that you have longer legs! Plus, you’ve probably seen K-pop idols sport techwear, which looks cool every time. Accessorize with boots, leather pieces, and silver jewelry and you’re going to look like you’re about to have a badass comeback as well.
Shop a pair of black cargo pants here for ₱1,690.
Whether you want to look feisty and go full Hotel Del Luna’s Jang Man Wol or want to wear something light and breezy, especially on hot days, button-up dresses will always look stylish. You can wear it with heels for a dressier look or go casual with a pair of neat white sneakers. If you’re feeling bold, you can also pair it with a pair of boots!
Get a dress here for ₱1,500.
Tote bags are just a K-fashion staple, periodt. There are plenty of materials to choose from as well: you can go for the simple canvas tote or take it up a notch with leather. There are tote bags that you can wear as a cross body as well – there’s plenty that would suit every style, and you don’t even have to splurge on them.
Get this tote bag here for ₱184.
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