10 Male Idols to Follow on Instagram for Fashion Inspiration
Previously, we did an article on 10 female idols to follow on Instagram. This week, it’s the boys’ turn!
Do you find it difficult to find fashion style guides for men?
For guys who want to dress better but don’t know where to start, don’t worry!
The following list of male idols navigate the world of male fashion and streetwear expertly. Their Instagram posts will surely provide enough style inspiration for you to get your fashion journey started.
1. Baekhyun (EXO)
Since debuting with EXO back in 2012 and then as a soloist in 2019, kpop idol Baekhyun has pulled off different styles and concepts on stage.
However off stage, he favors comfort, often dressing in oversized shirts and hoodies. He can often be seen with a baseball cap or a bucket hat as well.
The collaboration between ADLV and Buried Alive is popular amongst many idols, and Baekhyun is no exception.
In a selfie taken during dance practice, Baekhyun can be seen sporting the ADLV x Buried Alive Gamer Screen Headphone Oversized Graphic Hoodie. He styles the hoodie with a pair of charcoal trousers, white sneakers, and a baseball cap.
2. Doyoung (NCT)
Take a peek at Doyoung’s Instagram feed and you’ll know that he has mastered the boyfriend look perfectly.
The boyfriend look is casual, but still appropriate and stylish enough for date nights. He often wears comfortable sweaters that are just oh-so-perfect for cuddling.
Doyoung in Kodak sweatshirt
Just look at him in the Kodak cashmere sweater—doesn’t he look super cuddly?
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If you find sweatshirts to be too much for Singapore hot weather, go for a Kodak oversized tee instead.
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Kodak also has a wide collection of retro style T-shirts, which are definitely more practical for daily wear in sunny Singapore.
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3. Johnny (NCT)
Johnny’s down-to-earth, social butterfly personality gives him a boy-next-door vibe. And his fashion sense matches this vibe as well.
Due to his tall height and long legs, he manages to pull off even the most basic of outfits, making him the perfect style inspo for anyone looking for a stylish yet comfortable look.
Johnny in grey sweatpants
Who knew sweatpants could be this stylish? The sweatshirt and sweatpants combination might look casual, but the addition of the crossbody bag pulls this outfit together perfectly.
Dominant Rainbow Logo Embroidery Jogger Pants (Dark Grey)
4. Key (SHINee)
SHINee’s Key is a well-known fashionista. While he does enjoy haute couture fashion, he’s also shown to be just as knowledgeable about putting together a casual streetwear outfit.
Key in color block jacket and graphic T-shirt
The color block trend is a great way to add a splash of color to an outfit. It is eye-catching, but more subtle than wearing a bright solid colored clothing item.
As with most statement pieces, Key keeps the rest of his outfit simple, matching his colour block jacket with a printed t-shirt and black pants.
For a similar look, opt for the Quietist Corduroy Color Block Shirt Jacket Red and I Am Not A Human Being Varsity Oversized T-shirt.
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5. Cha Eunwoo (ASTRO)
Cha Eunwoo is one of K-pop’s most well-known IT boys, but his Instagram feed has a much more approachable vibe.
When he’s not dressed up for work, Cha Eunwoo can often be seen in a simple T-shirt, styled with a jacket.
Cha Eunwoo in teddy bear T-shirt
He looks extra cozy in the photo above, and the fuzzy bear on his t-shirt with the intricate embroidery is definitely the highlight of the outfit.
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Ambler clothing often features teddy bears, and there are so many adorable T-shirt designs to choose from.
While not featuring a bear, Quietist’s Change Mood collection of sweatshirts also feature some cute animals.
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The designs in this collection also make use of different materials, making the shirt not only visually appealing, but great to touch and feel as well.
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6. Rocky (ASTRO)
Rocky is a master of the trends, having worn popular Korean streetwear brands such as thisisneverthat, Mmlg, as well as I Am Not A Human Being.
He often completes his outfits with baseball caps, bucket hats, and beanies.
Rocky in I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING pink T-shirt
He dresses down occasionally, wearing a simple T-shirt and jeans, but still manages to look super stylish. In the photo above, he pairs a simple t-shirt from I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING with a pair of destroyed ripped jeans.
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7. Byungchan (Victon)
Byungchan’s Instagram feed is an endless source of style inspo that’s filled with countless OOTDs. While all his outfits always look stylish, his real skill is in accessorizing.
He is the model of showing how the right accessories can enhance the entire look and feel of any outfit!
Byungchan can often be seen with a ballcap, beanie or even a Kangol beret cap!
Here, he's wearing a cute ballcap with a heart logo. He shows how a guy can also rock with a colored cap and a cute one at that! Shop for a similar cap from AQO Studiospace.
Aqo Studiospace Heart Logo Ballcap in black
Not only is he always seen wearing a different hat almost every time, he also seems to be a fan of shoes, showing off various pairs of shoes in different styles on his Instagram.
For a similar look as Byungchan, get a pairs of the Fila Korea Ray Tracer Shoes. The mix of colors and use of suede material give it a different vibe from the usual sneakers.
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8. Rowoon (SF9)
Unlike most of the idols on this list, Rowoon does not wear streetwear often during his downtime. His style is slightly more dressy, often layering a blazer or some other outerwear over plain T-shirts or turtlenecks. When dressed up, Rowoon gives off a princely vibe.
Rowoon in plain T-shirt and checkered shirt
Check him out! Even when dressed in a plain white t-shirt and a checkered button-up shirt, Rowoon still looks so classy! (And absolutely date-ready too ><)
For a similar look, go for the Romantic Crown Cross Checkered Oversized Shirt paired with the CPGN Studio Silket Short Sleeve Oversized T-shirt with a nice drop shoulder fit.
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9. Shownu (Monsta X)
Despite having only created his Instagram in January 2021, Shownu already has quite a number of OOTD posts. While he doesn’t seem to favor any style in particular, he pulls off each look perfectly!
From a more formal shirt and blazer combo, to the dressed down t-shirt and sweatpants look, Shownu is the epitome of always looking good.
Shownu in black OIOI T-shirt
He’s also an expert at finding just the right angle for a mirror selfie, which is a very important skill to have when it comes to showing off your outfits. Here, he is wearing a black T-shirt from oioi.
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10. DPR Ian
While DPR Ian is more of an indie artist, he was once a member of K-pop boy group C-Clown (as Rome). He may no longer be an active idol, but his Instagram account is worth being included in this list too!
The previous idols have shown different styles ranging from streetwear to smart casual, while DPR Ian brings a completely new style to the table—grunge.
DPR Ian in a simple white oversized T-shirt
His style is definitely edgier than most typical idols, but that’s exactly what makes him such a good source of style inspiration. The outfits he wears are quite simple, but paired with his tattoos and long locks, he gives off an almost punk rock vibe.
Men fashion is often seen as lesser than women’s fashion, and there is definitely less variety in the types of clothing available for men.
However, that doesn’t mean that men’s fashion is boring. As shown by the list of male idols fashion above, it’s about the choice of clothing items and how you style them that really matters.
More formal items can be dressed down, just as casual items can be dressed up. It might take a few tries to truly find a style that fits you, but social media offers a wealth of inspiration and style tips.
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