Woylaa.com – We all know that Korean fashion is all about following the latest trend. Korean stars, undoubtedly, are the major fashion ambassadors that spread the popularity of K-Pop culture including the style around the world. Their street style, airport style, and stage style, are embracing the uniqueness and versatility of Korean fashion, where the people can mix and match and combine this fashion item and accessories to get their best appearance.
Among all fashion styles of Korean people, street style is one of the most popular ones. Unlike the ‘exclusive’ airport fashion, every people can flaunt off their personality through fashion and get recognition from the community. Snapback is one of popular accessories to complete street style fashion. However, hat is not the sole domination of boys any more. Even girls’ bands in Korea were spotted wearing snapbacks for their stage performance.
In urban Korean fashion style, people tend to wear and show off the latest trend rather than embracing their individuality, but that is actually a good sign as well. The young people are aware of the style that can define their existence. They choose to follow what other people or what the stars wear.
Korean street style is known for oversized tops, short skirts, and boots; feminine themes are everywhere where they display their pride of the body. However, there is one major characteristic that you may find among the street style of Korean youth: they wear snapback as part of their so-called hip-hop style. What is actually this snapback?
Korean airport fashion is exclusive, because only certain people can get huge attention from the style, such as the celebrities. When the celebs have schedule overseas, they go to the airport wearing their signature style and get recognition from the reporters, which then display the captured fashion style of the celebs in the magazine. Thus, people can see them. No ordinary people can get such attention from airport fashion and that is why Korean street style is more popular. However, street style is different since it has something to do with daily fashion.
We know that snapback is a slang term to define adjustable baseball cap that now very popular in Korean street style. Compared to fitted baseball caps, snapback is less pricey, and has took its part in western fashion culture since years ago, but still considered ‘newbie’ in Korean fashion industry. Why is that? This fashion item began to gain its popularity since celebrities such as G-Dragon, Girls Generation, and Song Ji Hyo introduced their style using snapback in almost every occasion. Girls Generation even wear them in their music video with their hip-hop street style.
There are two types of snapbacks; one with buttons on the backside to adjust the size, and another type looks just like baseball caps in general, but with flat peak. The second type is more popular in Korea, and the people often refer it to ‘fashion hat’, which now available in most street stores in the country.
Snapbacks have various patterns and colors. Compared to typical baseball caps, people will look at those who wear snapback to have hip-hop style. Not only suitable to be worn in sporty attire, snapback is also well matched to support your lively look, casual, trendy hoodies, even dressy suits. Since Korean fashion is versatile enough to support your personality, do not hesitate to mix and match snapback with other fashion items.