Simple And Stylish K-Pop Idol Inspired Outfits You Can Wear
K-Pop is all about the glitz and the glamour, and idols often wear beautifully intricate and carefully styled outfits on stage, but many K-Pop idols prefer a much more casual and dressed down style when they’re off stage.
This laid back style is one that many of us can probably relate to, now that most of us have gone back to working from home and do not go out as often as we used to before the pandemic. It’s tempting to stay in your pyjamas all day, but did you know that getting dressed can help to boost your productivity? By changing out of your sleepwear, it will be easier to get into work mode, and you’ll be less likely to doze off during long meetings.
And as K-Pop idols have shown, getting dressed does not have to mean being uncomfortable. Here are some of the most popular dressed down K-Pop idol styles and clothing items that make for great style inspiration on how to keep it simple yet stylish!
It is almost impossible to talk about Korean fashion and K-Pop idol fashion without also talking about oversized t-shirts. Not only are oversized tees super comfortable, they also come in many different designs, and each t-shirt can also be styled in many different ways, making them an extremely versatile clothing item.
Jennie is popular for her cute and girly fashion / Image: Twitter
While oversized t-shirts may seem like a gender neutral style, Jennie shows that they can be styled femininely as well. By wearing an oversized tee as a dress, Jennie looks both cute and comfortable.
Kodak Apparel Club Brownie T-shirt in Grey, retailing at SGD106.90 at StyleupK
Siyeon wears her oversized t-shirt untucked for maximum comfort / Image: Twitter
Dreamcatcher’s Siyeon goes for the more typical boyish style, wearing her ADLV tee untucked with a pair of straight leg jeans. To keep the outfit from being too casual, she dresses it up with Find Kapoor’s Pingo bag, which is also available in pink and purple on StyleupK!
ADLV Baby Face Lipstick Girl Oversized Graphic T-shirt, retailing at SGD72 at StyleupK
Button-up shirts, or dress shirts, are often associated with formal wear, and don’t usually come to mind first when discussing casual fashion. However, K-Pop idols have shown that when styled right, button-up shirts make for great streetwear as well. Of course, like most other streetwear styles, in order to have more of a hypebeast vibe, the button-up shirt should have an oversized fit.
Minnie looks both cute and cool in this layered outfit / Image: Twitter
The long-sleeve plaid button-up that Minnie rocks as an outerwear is the same length as the oversized t-shirt dress she has on underneath, adding depth to her overall outfit while maintaining the oversized shirt as a dress aesthetic.
AQO Studiospace Bear Retro Checkered Shirt in Beige, retailing at SGD80 at StyleupK
Winwin goes for a relaxed streetwear style boyfriend look / Image: Twitter
Layering a short-sleeved top over a long-sleeved one is commonly seen in streetwear style outfits, and this is exactly the vibe that Winwin is going for with this particular. Although he could have styled it with a regular short-sleeved shirt, he adds even more depth to the outfit by going for a long-sleeved shirt as an inner layer instead.
Kodak Apparel Viewfinder Shirt in Navy, retailing at SGD198.50 at StyleupK
Hoodies are an essential component of not just Korean street fashion, but also casual streetwear in general. Oversized hoodies are especially popular among K-Pop idols, and they can be often spotted in large hoodies at the airport or on their way to music shows. If you like to turn the air conditioner on while at home, then a cosy and oversized hoodie would be perfect for you.
Even with his face covered up, Lucas catches eyes with his bold maroon hoodie / Image: Twitter
Most people might prefer neutral coloured hoodies, as they are much easier to style and can be worn many times without getting tired of them. Lucas himself also tends to prefer neutral colours, but he does occasionally rock a bright coloured statement piece once in a while, and it looks great!
Despite the loud coloured hoodie, Lucas keeps his outfit lowkey and simple by styling the hoodie with black jeans and a black baseball cap.
CPGN Studio Scorpionida Oversized Hoodie in Indi Pink, retailing at SGD75 at StyleupK
The8 seems to agree that orange is the new black with this outfit / Image: Twitter
The8 is known for being quite a fashionista, so it’s not surprising that he would rock a bright orange hoodie. Although he lets the hoodie take center stage by styling it with a white t-shirt and bluish grey jeans, he completes the look with a pair of chunky white sneakers with an orange accent, tying the whole outfit together nicely.
Fila Korea X Bts Project 7 Hoodie Yellow, retailing at SGD115 at StyleupK
Take a page out of The8’s style book and pair your yellow Fila hoodie with these Fila Korea Ray Tracer Shoes in Yellow and Grey, retailing at SGD140 at StyleupK
It’s not uncommon to see K-Pop idols wearing sweatpants during dance practices. Not only is the loose fit much more comfortable than tight jeans, most sweatpants are also made of cotton, which is a much more breathable material than denim. Now, sweatpants come in many different designs, and more and more idols have been seen wearing sweatpants outside of the practice studio.
Yeji looks girl crush worthy in her edgy black sweatpants / Image: Twitter
The pocket detail of Yeji’s sweatpants makes them resemble cargo pants, giving her outfit a grungier vibe, but the cotton material and elastic waistband of the sweatpants are a much more comfortable option than actual cargo pants.
I Am Not A Human Being Pocket Detail Sweatpants in Black, retailing at SGD85 at StyleupK
Kei makes streetwear look cute with her pink-accented outfit / Image: Pinterest
Who knew sweatpants could look sweet and lovely too? Because sweatpants are often associated with streetwear and hip hop styles, many people might have the misconception that outfits with sweatpants are more masculine and edgy. However, as streetwear fashion grows in popularity, streetwear brands are coming up with more feminine designs and making streetwear a suitable style for everyone.
Not only are Kei’s sweatpants a lovely shade of pastel pink, she styles it with a cropped top and more pink accessories, looking totally cute!
Near & Dear Color Combi Long Wide Sweatpants, retailing at SGD95.90 at StyleupK
Some idols go above and beyond simply wearing sweatpants. The tracksuit aesthetic has been a staple in streetwear fashion for years, and it even made a brief appearance in mainstream fashion circles during the early 2000s, with some celebrities even showing up to red carpet events in tracksuits. With the rise of “ugly” fashion—chunky sneakers and bucket hats are also often considered ugly—tracksuits have become cool again, and more idols are hopping onboard the tracksuit trend.
IU proudly shows off her love for the colour purple / Image: Twitter
It’s no secret that IU’s favourite colour is purple, and she looks absolutely adorable in her matching purple sweatpants and hoodie set. While some people may worry that bright coloured tracksuits might look too tacky, the colour perfectly matches IU’s playful and bright personality.
Motive Street String Balloon Sweatshirt in Indi Pink, retailing at SGD56.90 at StyleupK
Motive Street Rib Point Sweatpants in Indi Pink, retailing at SGD55.90 at StyleupK
These are only a few of Momo’s iconic tracksuit looks / Image: Reddit
Momo is no stranger to tracksuits, having been seen wearing multiple different sets on many occasions. While she often sports bright colours such as green and red, she has also worn a more lowkey white and black tracksuit. The other colours give her a lively charm, while the white and black look has more of an edgy vibe. Either way, it seems like Momo might just have a tracksuit for every occasion!
Dominant Rainbow Logo Embroidery Oversized Hoodie in Light Grey, retailing at SGD95 at StyleupK
Dominant Rainbow Logo Embroidery Jogger Pants in Light Grey, retailing at SGD98 at StyleupK
Which is your favorite simple Kpop Outfit?
Many of us have been spending most of our time at home, and will continue to do so, but instead of lounging around in your pyjamas all day, why not recreate some of these comfortable and effortlessly stylish K-Pop idol inspired outfits instead? Not only will getting dressed help you to feel more productive and better about yourself, it can also be a way of connecting with and feeling closer to your favourite idols.
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