Korean Fashion Trend and the Hallyu Wave

Woylaa.Com – Around two decades ago, everyone would look to Western countries such as USA, England and France to see the latest fashion trend. Few years later, people started to look for variations from Japanese fashion. And now, Korean fashion is taking over the world, particularly among the youths. Also called the Hallyu Wave, Korean style and fashion now dictate the way young people (and even adults and older generations) take their fashion cues. The rising trend of Korean Pop and Korean Movies also further enhances the popularity of this fashion style, supported by the always polished and attractive looks of these Korean celebrities.

SNSD, Korean girl group that becomes fashion icons for many youths

SNSD, Korean girl group that becomes fashion icons for many youths

Many people love calling this new trend as Hallywood, because it was made popular by K-Pop and K-Movies celebrities. However, Korean fashion is more than just following the taste of celebrities; it is about showing off personal style and unique characteristics in fun and eye-popping ways, yet still age appropriate. This is the reason why Korean fashion is popular; everyone from every age can adopt and copy it with their individual styles.

Korean Fashion Principles: Guide to Dress up Hallyu Style

Basically, Korean fashion is all about turning the casual or ordinary into something more eye popping and interesting. Many people like to make comparison like this: if Japanese fashion is always quirky and even eccentric, Korean fashion still somehow retains the wearable and down to earth quality, which means that people from various ages are more likely to emulate Korean style rather than Japanese. Therefore, Korean style can be adjusted with everyone’s personal taste and style options.

Take your cues from fashionable pictures of Korean actresses, actors and singers, for example. They may wear something that you actually will wear when hanging out with friends, going to the party, having dinner date, or going to campus, and not something from haute couture runway that will be impractical in real life. However, they add up the fashionable element such as colorful accents, bling-bling accessory, ethnic jewelry, huge scarves, poncho and many more.

Bold skirt color and patterned tee to pair with simple jacket

Bold skirt color and patterned tee to pair with simple jacket

In fact, while you may dress casually, there is no such thing as ‘plain casual’; for the Koreans, even office attire can be turned into something head turning, perhaps by adding beaded jewelry, patterned scarf, or bold colored pumps.

Korean Fashion is Age Appropriate

Another reason why people around the world like Korean fashion is because it is age appropriate. Colorful shirts, boots and patterned leggings may be very prominent in Korean pop video clips, but glittered pumps, shawl, asymmetrical cut top, stone jewelry and faux fur are something even older people can rock without looking like they are trying too much to be hip. The most important thing is to find combination that work best so you can look great, but not mismatched.

Kim Tae Hee rocking shirt, coat and pants perfect for mature women

Kim Tae Hee rocking shirt, coat and pants perfect for mature women

In the end, the Hallyu Wave is not about finding the most eccentric and garish combination, or choosing only branded, haute couture fashion items. Korean fashion is all about finding personal style that is still wearable and natural, yet with flairs that make you different from everybody else that probably also wear similar outfits.

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