It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and winter. The season of hot chocolate, PSLs, and cozy coats is here, and we’re more than ready for it. While summer fashion can be fun and fresh, winter is without a doubt the most fashionable time of the year: coats, chunky sweaters, hundreds of accessories, boots, sneakers, blouses… in a nutshell, layers and layers and layers. Korean fashion has always been a step ahead of the game though. Did you know many of the trends we see today in stores originated in Korea? Yep, K-fashion has the it-factor, and the world knows it. Wanna know what’s trending right now for the winter? Check out these trends and get ready to renew your cold-season wardrobe!
Blazers have been out there for decades, but it’s time for oversized ones to take over. Wave goodbye to fitted and tight silhouettes and size up to get that this-is-big-on-me-but-I-like-it vibe. A tip: if you wanna give it a bit of a fit touch, add a belt on top of your blazer around your waist.
Long leather coats
Move over leather jackets, it’s time for leather coats. A trend that rocked the ’80s comes back with a modern vibe. Straight silhouettes, square ends, and the most important detail: belts, belts all over. The best part about them is how versatile they are. You can wear them during the day for relaxed occasions, for work, or for a night out. An absolute fashion chameleon.
Sneakers + visible socks
Socks and sneakers are an item this season. No matter the type of sneaker you’re wearing, you can add a trendy touch by pairing them with some cool socks. From color-block to drawn ones, or even fruit prints, break the mold and let your socks show!
The mock-sweater scarf
Is it a sweater? Is it a scarf? No! It’s the sweater-scarf! Somewhat of a new trend, this item has sold out in a matter of weeks in Korea, and now it’s making its way to Western territory. Think of it as if you cut the sleeves and the back of a sweater and rolled the result over your neck. A cool, different way to cozy-up this winter while looking fab and vanguardist.
Ruffle and sheer tops
Ruffles and sheer are without a doubt some of the most popular trends of the season. Because sometimes more is more, this trend will add some statement pieces to your wardrobe. At first sight, it can be a little too much, but once you start playing with them, you’ll realize how fun and fitting these can be. A delicate yet bold trend we’re obsessed with.
Isn’t it great when trends you wore when you were a kid come back? That’s the case of corduroy. For years this fabric remained in the shadows, but it seems like it was just waiting for its moment to come back with glory. Matching sets, jackets, coats, pants, skirts, accessories, bags. At this point, you can find corduroy-made everything for all and for every single taste.
Which of these trends are you excited to try this season, Soompiers?
Caromalis is a K-pop, K-fashion, and K-beauty obsessed content creator and writer. You can find her interviewing some of your (and her) favorite groups when they visit NYC, trying the latest K-beauty trends or testing idols’ skincare routines. Say hi to Caro on Instagram and Twitter!
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