Woylaa.com – One of the most popular ‘rules’ of Korean fashion style is keep everything wearable; you may play with colors and accessories, but make sure your overall look is still tasteful and not too eccentric. Unlike Japanese style Shibuya look, which is known for the eccentricity, Korean style puts more emphasis on wearable factor. However, sometimes you can throw your caution and express yourself more freely, like the 2NE1 members in their 2012 music video, I Love You. Here, the girls wear a lot of colors and accessories, which are very unique yet still tasteful.
Korean Fashion Style with Colors and Print Clash
First, let’s see their promotional photo shoot for when the music video was about to be released:
As you can see, there are so many prints, colors and accessories. The girls look so effortless in these print and color clash. However, there are keys for each of their look: match something neutral with all the patterns, colors and accessories to neutralize the overall look. Here are the breakdowns:
- Short dress with tiger skin print combined with black tee and legging, plus black pumps with embellishments that are also all black. Add some bracelets to enrich the look.
- Leopard print short coat is so amazing to pair with golden necklace, bracelets and embellished belt. However, white printed tee and white pants make the look subtler.
- Square jacket with golden embellishment and leopard print pimps look amazing combined with black top, black shorts and sheer pantyhose.
- Finally, fully printed long dress with wine red and black combo is paired with demure accessories and black strap pumps. The slit accent on the front reduces the girly girl look and adds sexy factor.
Korean fashion style rule: if you want to do prints and color, make sure there is one neutral item to tie everything together. Otherwise, you will look ‘confusing.’
Now, let’s see about colors. There is one particular look in the music video that really makes bright colors pop:
Do you note how many colors she wears in this particular clip? Her hair has two contrasting shades: pink and black. Her blazer is colorful and there is necklace as well as golden bracelet. However, she pairs all these colors with khaki pants and black stilettos. She may look very colorful, but there are neutralizing items so she does not look to messy. Also, her white satin tee underneath makes her colorful blazer seems more tolerable. You may also replace the white pants with denim, and try white pumps instead of black.
Also, this look:
There are fewer colors here compared to the above two pictures, but all are nothing but glamorous: jacket with golden sparkling embellishments, green hairpiece with similar color embellishments, and leopard printed boots. However, the black top and shorts as well as pantyhose reduce the ‘scream’ that comes from all these glamorous style factors.
Conclusion: Colors, Patterns and Neutral Tie-in
In the end, it is fine if you want to let loose once in a while, especially with glamorous Korean fashion style. However, you still need to remember that no matter how many colors and patterns you wear, you still need at least one neutral piece to tie everything together, so the overall look will be great for the eyes. Don’t miss : Summer Korean Fashion Inspired by Seoul Fashion Week SS14