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How popular K-Fashion Brands Do Korean Winter Fashion (for Men & Women)

No one does cozy & trendy like K-fashion brands. We love seeing what top Korean fashion brands like Chuu, Basic House, and Mind Bridge bring out for the colder months and the Korean winter fashion trends that will define not only the season, but our wardrobes as well. 

As the cold weather months approach us (and while KOODING has their 15% off Early Winter Faves Sale), here are the hottest trends in Korean winter fashion to get you excited for the season:

Cool Hoodies & Sweatshirts

Korean style hoodies and sweatshirts are always in fashion for their versatility and unique designs. Winter 2019’s version combines muted hues with simple patterns and graphics for a minimalistic, understated look.

Pictured: Double Graphic Hoodie Sweatshirt, Cotton Block Lettering Point Sweatshirt

BASIC HOUSE’s selection of trendy Korean sweaters is the perfect addition to any winter wardrobe. Even better? Their range of sweaters and trendy hoodies are unisex, meaning anyone can find their ideal style with ease.

 

Fashionable Turtlenecks

Turtlenecks have always been a winter essential, but Chuu has taken it to the next level with their unique neck shapes. 

Pictured: Anyway Together Knit, Human Peach Knit Vol 7

From cut-out cold shoulder sweaters to wide-neck turtlenecks in the fluffiest of knits, Chuu’s selection of cute turtleneck, crewneck, and mock neck sweaters for winter 2019 are guaranteed to make you look chic while keeping warm. Pair them with your favorite pair of Chuu 5KG Jeans for a sleek and casual moment or a miniskirt for a preppy vibe.

 

Sleek Outerwear

2019 Korean winter fashion is all about looking effortlessly put together; that’s why Seoul’s most stylish are loving outerwear by Mind Bridge. The men’s, women’s, and unisex brand has great options for those looking to invest in a piece that’s not only trendy, but timeless.

Pictured: Cotton Span Single Washing Mc Coat, Wool Slimfit Single Coat

To keep it classic, we recommend opting for jackets and coats neutral colors, like oatmeal beige, navy, and gray.

So, what are your K-fashion faves this season? What trends have you been noticing? Sound off in the comments & save 15% off our early winter faves (for both men and women) for a very limited time!

Meet Stephanie Ahn!

Meet Stephanie Ahn,  blogger from Toronto, Canada who loves fashion, K-pop, good eats, and versatile fashion. Here, she shares her fashion tips, makeup routine, favorite travel destinations and more with KOODING. To learn more about what inspired her to become a blogger, the best Toronto eats from a local, and more, read on.

 

Q: What inspires your fashion?

SA: Anything – trends, family, friends, music, and different cultures. I get inspired on the daily and wear whatever I’m into! 

Q: What influences your fashion style most?

SA: My mood influences my fashion style the most. My style is very diverse and I definitely do not stick to one specific style or type of clothing. Depending on how I’m feeling, I’ll go for edgy, cute, or a classy look. 

Q: What is your favorite item in your closet and why?

SA: My current favorite item in my closet is my brown leather backpack. Backpacks are an accessory that I do not normally gravitate towards but I’ve been digging the way it looks with my outfits lately.

Q: What is the best fashion investment you’ve ever made?

SA: I recently purchased a white clothing rack and it has honestly been so helpful when planning my outfits ahead of time. Would 100% recommend anyone to get a good quality rack for themselves!  

Q: What inspired you to become an influencer

SA: One of my best friends is a blogger and suggested I start an Instagram account. I decided to give it a shot and I really enjoyed it. I love sharing my outfits and lifestyle with my followers and it’s truly motivating that I can be an inspiration and create an impact for others as well! 

Q: What is your skincare routine

SA:

1. Chanel – La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-to-foam

  1. Chanel- La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-to-foam
  2. Swiss Line – Watershock Purifying Toner
  3. SKII – Facial Treatment Essence
  4. Tony Moly – Master Lab Real Mask Sheets (Intensive Hydrating or Vitamin C Brightening)
  5. Swiss Line – Force Vitale Aqua Vitale Serum 24
  6. Mary Kay – TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
  7. Shiseido – BioPerformance LiftDynamic Eye Treatment

I’d love to try these products from KOODING’s Beauty Studio:

  1.  Brilliant Tone Up E.G.G Oil https://www.kooding.com/Brilliant-Tone-Up-E.G.G.-Oil.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view
  2. Seven Days Vitamin Mist https://www.kooding.com/Seven-Days-Vitamin-Mist.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view
  3. Miracle Marina Collagen For Face Eye Cream https://www.kooding.com/Miracle-Marine-Collagen-For-Face-Eye-Cream.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view

It’s very extensive, but I quickly came to realize how important a proper skin care routine is. I think of skincare as an investment and for someone who was definitely not blessed with perfect skin, this routine has helped me achieve healthy and glowing skin. 

Q: What is your makeup routine

SA: 1. Shiseido – Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face

  1. Makeup Forever – Full Cover Concealer
  2. Nars – All Day Luminous Foundation
  3. Too Faced – Peach Perfect Matte Setting Powder
  4. Nars – Laguna Bronzer (for eyeshadow) 
  5. NYX – Waterproof liner in Mink
  6. Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner
  7. L’oreal  – Telescopic Mascara
  8. Nars – Laguna Bronzer (for contour) 
  9. Nars – Orgasm Powder Blush
  10. Colourpop Golden State of Mind Palette – Golden Egg shadow for highlight
  11. Colourpop Brink for lips

Q: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

SA: I’m obsessed with Korean variety shows, K-pop, and K-dramas 🙂 Ask me anything about Korean news and I’ll tell you all the juicy deets. 😋

Q: What’s your favorite thing about living in Toronto?

SA: I love the hustle of the city and the diverse people. You can really see that the people in Toronto are determined and working hard to reach their goals. The city inspires me to keep pushing and live a fast-paced life. 

Q: Where are your go to hang out spots, eats, and cafes in Toronto?

SA: Currently, I am loving Lavelle and Constantine to brunch. My go to restaurants are Little Piggy for some quality K-BBQ and KAKA for good sushi. But, my absolute favorite place to hang and eat is Kensington Market. Here you’ll find the most delicious eats for cheap and is probably one of the most unique and fun spots in Toronto. Some of my favorite restaurants in Kensington Market are Rasta Pasta for the best Jamaican food and Seven Lives for the tastiest fish tacos!

Q: Where are your favorite travel destinations and why (both in the states and other countries)?

SA: For the States, I recently traveled to LA for the first time and fell in love with the city. It’s a mix of the hustle from Toronto and chill, laid-back vibes. I still can’t decide if I like Toronto or LA better though! For Europe, my favorite destinations are Rome and Venice, Italy. I was in awe of the beautiful architecture every second I was there and would 100% recommend everyone to visit. Also, the food was 10/10. For Asia, obviously Korea! I go to Korea every other year to visit family and friends and it’s probably my ultimate favorite travel destination. The food, culture, and people are all amazing and I never get tired of it. I’m missing it now just thinking about it. 🙂 

Q: What are your travel essentials?

SA: Currently – Face masks, leather jacket, and resistant bands. Face masks are a must for me as my skin tends to suffer from the change in climates and location. My leather jacket pairs up with any outfit I wear so I always make sure to pack it. Lastly, I always pack my resistant bands so I can work out daily on the go and anywhere.

Q: What goals would you like to achieve before 2019?

SA: My main goal is to move my digital content creation to the next level. I want to continue to create unique and inspiring content for myself and my followers but kick it up a notch. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about KOODING?

SA: I love that KOODING houses so many of my favorite Korean clothing brands. This allows me to shop for any style and any trendy clothing piece I want. The site is also updated with new items regularly so I always have a huge selection to shop from.

To shop Stephanie’s favorite KOODING looks visit:

https://www.kooding.com/Whats-Hot/Influencer-Closet/Stephanie-Ahn/

And follow Stephanie’s Instagram & YouTube channels!

Happy Shopping!

 

Valentine’s Isn’t Only For Lovers

In our book, the above statement is so true because we see Valentine’s Day as another opportunity to show our love and appreciation to everyone we care about, from best friends to parents to siblings. You don’t need to go for extra vagant gifts to express your affection: a cute fashion pieceor a beautiful piece of jewelry can be the perfect token of appreciation. Out of ideas? Check out our list (red hearts could by no means be ignored) and pick your favorite gifts.
Online Korean fashion is an endless source of inspiration when it comes to shopping for original things.Of course, a box of chocolates would work just fine for Valentine’s Day, but why not implement creativity and surprise them with an original gift?

Heart Full Knit
Does your best friend love and follow fashion? Thank her for always being there for you with an original sweater, a dainty blouse, or a fun pair of socks.
Make Mind Bag
A heart-shaped bag or red bangle will put a smile on your sister’s face, but don’t forget alush bouquet for grandma, the person who always knows what to say when you need it most.
Cowes Over Shirt
Men should also be surprised on this festive day. Think a nice belt or a warm scarf for your dad,and a sample of sibling love for your big brother – a comfy red shirt. Remember to attach a caring note saying you’re thinking of them on Valentine’s Day.
Twin Ring Bracelet
And now, an off-topic bonus (becausewe knowwhat a hard time ladies usually have picking the right giftfor their partners or husbands): our top three Korean fashion online gifts for your better halves – a suggestive two-ring bracelet, comfortable pajamas and a practical phone case with a love message.You can’t go wrong with any of these.
Make Valentine’s Day a celebration of love for all the people in your life. www.KOODING.com.

Capsule Wardrobe or How to Keep an Impeccable Style with a Tiny Closet

If you have been trying to rethink your wardrobe setup for a while but not sure where to start, here is the best advice we can give you: build a capsule wardrobe.

What is it?

A basic collection of essentials in creating the basis of all your outfits- less is more. Varying from 25 to 40 items (according to experts), the minimalist collection should include your absolute favorite clothing, accessories and jewelry that you would wear on repeat. And no, a tinier closet does not mean you need to compromise on style.

How do you build it?

Start by (ruthlessly) emptying the contents of your wardrobe and follow your instinct when you sortthe clothes into 4 distinct piles: (Adore, Possibly maybe, Sale/donation, No way/trash). Keep the first two, say good-bye to the rest. It’s that simple.

What should you keep?

Basically, your capsule wardrobe should contain the clothes you wear daily and can’t be without.
Loose Drop Tee
Ladies, think basic Korean fashion items like a white tee and boyfriend jeans, a soft knit turtleneck and a pair of stylish tailored pants, a dress for every season, a crisp button down shirt to match a sharp blazer and a flattering pencil skirt, a classic coat, casual pants and a slouchy sweater. For accessories, add a smart clutch and a casual bag, sneakers, stilettos and ankle boots. Pair them with your favorite jewellery, sunglasses and scarves.
Unbal Over Striped Shirt
Gents should make sure they have at least one great quality shirt, a clean suit, a long overcoat and a biker jacket for casual days, a pair of classic jeans, a tee and a sweater, a cardigan, one turtleneck and a pair of joggers, loafers, dress shoes and sneakers.
Handmade Suede Sneakers

What’s so great about it?

Less is more. You will never look into your wardrobe and say you have nothing to wear again. You’ll spend less time in the morning deciding on your outfit, and save money on clothes you never wear.In addition your minimalistic approach is green- keeps money in your pocket and helps the planet. You’ll have more room in your closet for those global fashion pieces that really matter. www.KOODING.COM.

Fashion Gift Guide for the Holidays

Here at KOODING.com we know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift for family and friends.But we firmly believe you can never go wrong with Korean fashion, so we rounded up the ultimate fashion guide for every person.

Every global fashion lover aims to craft the perfect outfit, and a well-thought gift can instantly become a go-to piece earning you the title of most inspired gift-maker.

With Winter Dress

Take a look at our cozy knitted dress–an item worthy of street-style, or the bohemian floral dress, perfect for women who channel blooms even on cold winter days. If you prefer gifting accessories, your best bet this season is a timeless bag. Check out our innovative Pearl Bucket, or the Alice Pouch, a delight for sequin lovers. In terms of outerwear, the Tiger Plaid Jacket is a gift with subtleedge for women who are a fan of comfort with a touch of vintage.

Basic Long Padding

Women are not the only ones who appreciate a global fashion gift, though- men are becoming more and more invested in fashion. Any man would appreciate a smart pair of loafers or a well fitted suit. The very on trend padded jacket will appeal to someone with a casual style, while an elegant wool mix overcoat will be the perfect layer over that sharp-looking suit.

Enamel Plain Loafers

The good news is that you don’t need to travel to a top global fashion capital for these gifts because KOODING.com offers the best of Korean fashion online. With a selection to satisfy even the pickiest nomad shopper, hurry and order these time less pieces (and many more) without the hassle of crowds, queues, or having to go out and brace the cold weather. www.KOODING.com.

8 Smart Tips to Organize Your Closet

8 Smart Tips to Organize Your Closet
Believe it or not, an organized closet can be a life-changer (when your mornings run smoothly and your outfit options feel endless you’ll see what we mean). Now open your closet. Does it scream chaos? Here’s a quick list to help you organize your closet and keep your Korean fashion items in place.

  1. Invest in various storage units to maximize your space. Besides the usual hangers, start using boxes, clear plastic drawers, stackable baskets and hanging canvas shelves to store accessories, shoes, folded items, and more.
  2. Place the clothes you wear frequently at eye level, so they are easy to spot and grab. The ones you use less can be stored below, while those you rarely sport can go high up in your closet.
  3. Bulky pieces, things you only use once in a blue moon, or out-of-season clothing items can be organized in boxes or suitcases and placed under beds or in a storage room.
  4. Each time you declutter, try to donate, recycle or consign. A great way to decide what must go is to turn around every hanger in your closet with the hook pointing towards you. Every time you wear an item, just hang it back the normal way. At the end of each season, you will realize that the hangers facing the wrong way are holding items you don’t need any longer.
  5. Exploit every single inch of your wardrobe and start using hanger racks, over-the-door hooks and shoe bags (a vertical boot organizer is a must!).
  6. A towel bar attached to a wasted wall space is ideal to hang your scarf collection.
  7. Shoe organizers can also be used for storing bulky items, such as sweaters and cardigans. Just roll them carefully before you stow them away.
  8. Group your clothing by category (dresses, pants, jackets, shirts) or, if you have extra time and patience, arrange them by color, from light to dark.

Try these tips and let us know how it went. But, in the meantime, don’t forget to visit www.KOODING.com, the Korean fashion online shop for the pickiest closets.

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