After wrapping up a successful Seoul Fashion Week last month with top South Korean designers such as ENZUVAN and duo Steve J & Yoni P, South Koreans continue to showcase their fashionable style to their growing global audience. From the traditional hanbok to original streetwear, along with the influence of KPop stars and western culture, Korean fashion (in particular Seoul) is colorful, fun, and bold. Key trends for this spring/summer season include collars, 3D surfaces, florals, fringe, metallic/high shine, pop art, and sporty looks. As the weather becomes warmer, brighter colors and lighter layers come out to play.

Here are SeoulSync’s most fashionable picks of the week:

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Taking Houndstooth to a whole new level, this look is on fire – even a little sporty with an accented drop waist and ultra-cool shades.

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In sweet pastels and a super edgy abstract print, this look is subtly sexy and refreshing with a touch of class

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We can never be too bored of black! Especially with a leather jacket, sometimes an ensemble of different textures is all you need for a well-thought out, monochrome look.

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A look that is more structured and appropriate for the office, exaggerated cuffs and bold pops of an accent color energize this basic coat.

solsol5 Leather Pants Korean Fashion with Denim

Who says denim can’t be worn to the office? This fabric-blocked blue denim blazer showcases a layered collar and three-quarter length sleeves that no one – I’m sure – can miss.

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Perhaps influenced by 2NE1, this look is obsessed with eye-catching prints and takes center stage. So futuristic-glam, don’t you think?

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Alongside fabric-blocking and color-blocking this season, print-blocking takes the lead in this ensemble of soft geo-colors that are classy, earthy, and comforting

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Our eyes gravitate towards these sun-rayed pair of shades! While the rest of the ensemble is simple, bold accessories revitalize the look.

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High-waisted pants are better paired with a crop top! Casual-luxe meets comfort in this easy, boyish look.

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Children in South Korea also have fun with fashion! As outdoor wear becomes more popular in South Korea, why not mix it up and wear a basic jacket atop a pair of paisley-printed harem pants for a fashionable, sporty look?


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About The Author

Victoria Lin

Victoria fell in love with South Korea after studying abroad at Yonsei University. Victoria loves fashion, art, culture, travel, learning foreign languages, and puppies. Currently, she is a designer and product developer in the fashion industry who thrives on originality.