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2020 Color of The Year: How To Wear “Classic Blue” With K-Fashion

It’s official: Pantone has announced “Classic Blue” as the Color of the Year for 2020!

The color authority explains Classic Blue as “non-aggressive and easily relatable”, meaning it’s an easy and effortless shade to wear no matter what your skin tone or fashion aesthetic.

The 2020 Color of the Year is extremely versatile and can be worn for every occasion, no matter your style. Here, we list Korean fashion clothes & pieces you can find in Classic Blue:

 

Basic Tees

L-R: Ice Cooling Round Tee, Neutral Tee Woman Blue

A simple blue tee is the easiest way to implement the 2020 Color of the Year into your wardrobe. Pair it with white skinny jeans or joggers for a casual look or a white skirt for a cute and feminine effect.

 

Outerwear

L-R: Course Jacket, Rina Hoodie Long Padding

While seasonal, puffer jackets are a great way to add a splash of trendy color to your outfit. For a dramatic impact, wear it over a neutral-colored outfit.

Men’s blazers and coats are also a great option. Layering a structured jacket over dark pants and a light-colored shirt is a quick and easy way to look sophisticated and polished.

 

Pictured: Single Coat Handmade

 

Denim

Pictured: Vintage Wide Denim Pants

The good news? There’s a 99.99% chance you already have denim in your closet, so wearing Classic Blue is a breeze. The even better news? There are tons of awesome new Classic Blue denim styles in relaxed and straight fits that are comfy, trendy, and give your wardrobe a total refresher.

 

Shirts & Blouses

L-R: Ovenin Frill Pearl Blouse, Pusia Pintuk Blouse, Large Plaid Overfit Shirt

A Classic Blue shirt or blouse is probably the most versatile piece in your closet. A solid-colored blouse is ultra-sleek, chic, and professional, while a blue plaid shirt gives a laid-back and casual aesthetic that’s perfect for everyday.

 

Modern Hanbok

Pictured: Piece Roll Layered Dress Blue Black

Hanbok styles are frequently found in this gorgeous blue shade, so wearing traditional Korean fashion won’t be a struggle. Pair it with pops of red for a truly patriotic moment!

 

How do you plan on wearing classic blue? Sound off in the comments & tag @KOODING in ALL your #classicblue looks on IG!

These Modern Hanbok Pieces Can Be Worn All Year Long

Not to brag, but we pride ourselves on having an awesome Modern Hanbok collection. Every day, we scour South Korea and Korean brands for pieces that are not only traditional in silhouette and shape, but are also representative of global fashion trends. From high-end designers to more affordable options for both men and women, there’s a Hanbok or hanbok-inspired piece waiting to be a part of your everyday wardrobe.

As we approach the Lunar New Year, we’re discussing our favorite Modern Hanbok pieces that you can wear after the festivities are over:

These beautiful coats by LEESLE

L-R: Woman Korean Traditional Asymmetrical Coat, Woman Beige Maxi Coat

Winter essential, anyone? These pieces are lifelong investments you’ll want to keep in your closet forever. Sleek and elegant, LEESLE’s gorgeous wool coats bring a sense of upscale fashion to any outfit.

 

Hanbok, But Make It Denim

Not only are the Sapok Traditional Denim Pants extremely comfortable and chic, but they can also be dressed up or down. These unisex denim pants come with a distressed detail, making them ideal for casual days or Sunday brunches. You can even pair them with a graphic tee for an edgy aesthetic, making them extremely versatile for everyday.

 

The Hanbok Jeogori in “Brown” by S Hanbok

modern hanbok blouse

The blouse-y effect of this classy jeogori makes it perfect for workdays, job interviews, and professional events.

 

The Ultra-Versatile Classic Black Maru Pants

LEESLE‘s Classic Black Maru Pants are awesome because they’re made of flowing, comfortable material that can easily replace slacks or leggings in any casual outfit. They can also be dressed up for formal events because they’re tailored and sleek. The best part about these pants is that they’re unisex, making them perfect for an adorable couple’s #OOTD.

 

Hanbok Or Skater Dress?

modern hanbok dress

S-Hanbok‘s Hanbok dresses are awesome because they have a circle skirt effect that totally mimics the effect of a minidress — just pair ’em with your favorite pair of sneakers and you have a simple and cute outfit!

 

Have you ever worn a hanbok? Which of these Modern Hanbok looks is your favorite? Sound off in the comments!

BLACKPINK Jennie Outfits: How to Achieve Her Iconic Looks For Less

It’s no surprise that BLACKPINK Jennie is already a bonafide style icon. Nicknamed the “Human Gucci”, Jennie is best known for her trendsetting style and unique fashion sense. Her resume is no joke: in just 7 short years, Jennie has already snagged multiple brand collabs with high-end fashion and beauty brands, selling out every product she’s featured with. Currently, she’s a brand ambassador for CHANEL Korea and spokesmodel for Amore Pacific, both of which have dubbed her as an image of luxury and fashion.

With over 20 million followers on Instagram, Jennie’s outfits are a constant source of inspiration for her fans. She’s also known for having airport fashion that manages to be casual yet elegant, rocking everything from baggy pants and graphic tees to crop tops and trendy coats. She takes complete charge of her look, too; whether she’s going solo or working with supergroup BLACKPINK, Jennie assists in the styling of her outfits.

Here, we dish on how you can snag iconic BLACKPINK Jennie outfits for less:

 

1. The Plaid Look

blackpink Jennie outfits

Featured on Jennie’s Instagram, this outfit is simple yet sexy. A simple black crop top with a tie front is paired with a plaid miniskirt for a look that’s perfect for the stage.

Thankfully, you don’t have to break the bank for this easy-to-achieve look. The Volume Twisted Crop Tee by Choper is a wearable dupe for Jennie’s ultra-short top while the Bland Mini Skirt by DABAGIRL gives serious Burberry vibes without the crazy price tag.

 

 

2. The Airport Look

blackpink Jennie outfits

Is there anything more iconic than 180722 Jennie? Donning a baby blue 90’s CHANEL crop top and baggy black pants, this airport look is proof that you can be both comfy and glamorous.

Unfortunately, Jennie’s CHANEL crop is not only extremely hard to find, but averages around $400. Fortunately, however, the Piece Of Cheese Crop Top by icecream12 gives the same vibe at just $13.99. Pair it with black baggy pants (we recommend these by NDenim) and you’re good to go.

 

 

3. The Tweed Look

blackpink Jennie outfits

In an outfit that screams CHANEL, Jennie is draped in a beautiful tweed dress with frill accents. Layered with a black crop top, this look is classy and timeless.

With CHANEL dresses averaging thousands of dollars, achieving this look may seem impossible. Thankfully, the Tweed Girl Dress by Fiona is almost an exact dupe. Completing the outfit is easy: simply pair with a black turtleneck (we recommend the Long Turtleneck Ribbed Tee by Chuu) and the world’s your runway.

 

 

Which of these BLACKPINK Jennie outfits is your favorite? Who is your K-pop style icon? Sound off in the comments and save $20 off every $100 during our New Year’s Countdown Sale!

Top 10 Korean Fashion Brands You Need to Know For Awesome Style

If you’re looking to add more K-fashion to your life but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We guarantee you’ll find a brand for you, too, because these top Korean fashion brands range from timeless and classic to trendy and daring. Read on to discover the hottest brands to come out of Seoul:

 

BASIC HOUSE

When it comes to wardrobe staple pieces, BASIC HOUSE plays no games: this unisex brand’s entire collection consists of essential pieces that every closet needs. From the perfect hoodie to the wear-everywhere coat and tapered trousers, this brand has everything you need when trendy fast fashion just won’t cut it. 

No matter your style, every BASIC HOUSE piece you own is guaranteed to be a mainstay in your closet.

 

Mind Bridge

Not the business casual type? You’re not alone — that’s why Mind Bridge has created a sleek line of professional, yet chic office wear that doesn’t compromise your personal style.

From subtly-printed blazers to button-ups and turtlenecks that are stylish and not stuffy, Mind Bridge designs with the fashion-conscious professional in mind.

 

OPEN THE DOOR

Edgy, edgy, and even more edgy: OPEN THE DOOR’s wild prints, fabrics, and silhouettes are NOT for the shy or timid.

Nothing is off limits with this grungy Korean fashion brand: wild jewelry and funky accessories for both men and women are ever present throughout the brand, as are goth-inspired platforms and unique pieces that would make any Y2K fashion lover’s heart flutter.

 

Chuu

Let’s be honest — what K-fashion lover doesn’t adore Chuu? This feminine and trendy Korean brand is known for not just staying on-trend, but starting them altogether.

From the iconic 5KG Jeans line to their instantly noticeable models, it’s no wonder how Chuu quickly became a household name to fashion connoisseurs around the globe.

 

STYLEMAN

For updated style, opt for STYLEMAN’s full range of current and trendy pieces. This Korean men’s fashion brand has everything you need for the quintessential men’s K-fashion look; from striped button-up shirts to slacks that have tons of stretch, you’ll find anything and everything you need for your everyday wardrobe.

 

LEESLE

Part of our Modern Hanbok Collection, LEESLE is a must-shop for anyone who loves Korean fashion because it blends traditional Korean silhouettes with current patterns, colorways, and designs. The result? An outfit that refuses to compromise tradition OR style.

Available in both men’s and women’s styles, LEESLE is your one-stop-shop for authentic Korean fashion.

 

TIAG

TIAG is all about casual menswear that never goes over-the-top.

This brand makes looking cool effortless through their collection of simple graphic tees, neutral-colored coats, and so much more. It’s no wonder why Taehyung of BTS wears them!

 

NANING9

What makes this brand so popular in Korea? The fact that it has something for everyone. NANING9 is a brand that prides itself on blending flattering silhouettes, trending colors, and interesting patterns for an outfit that stands out while maintaining an everyday appeal.

Above all, NANING9 prides comfort over everything; their ultra-soft fabrics and looser fits ensure you’ll never face a piece you can’t wear cozily.

 

REDHOMME

Trendy, masculine, and classic describe REDHOMME‘s collection. This brand exemplifies cool Korean menswear by keeping their pieces subtle, powerful, and clean.

If you’re looking to shop exclusively from one brand, consider REDHOMME for its ultra-versatile range of nearly everything you need, from basic tees to the coolest of outerwear.

 

JUSTONE

“Classic” is what you’ll find within JUSTONE‘s range of conservative style clothing. This brand is an excellent option for anyone looking for modest Korean fashion that is chic, stylish, and cute.

Even if you aren’t a modest dresser, JUSTONE‘s collection makes everyday style an effortless experience. With over 300 styles to choose from, it’s easy to see why.

 

Which of these top Korean fashion brands are you interested in discovering? Which do you think should have made this list? Sound off in the comments & tell us your favorites!

3 Reasons Turtlenecks Are A Hidden K-Fashion Staple

Korean fashion is constantly updating itself with new trends and styles. Despite this ever-changing landscape,  turtlenecks are the most versatile piece in every K-fashion lover’s closet. Here, we’re bringing you the top 3 reasons why you should add a turtleneck to your cart:

 

They’re A Skirt’s Best Friend

From iconic K-pop girl group looks to the streets of Seoul, is there a more popular Korean women’s fashion item than the miniskirt? Available in any color, pattern, and fabric, it goes with everything and can be paired with nearly anything depending on your mood. Try pairing it with a turtleneck for an adorably youthful and girly look.

If you’re finding miniskirts to be too revealing or show too much skin, a turtleneck is a perfect solution. The full coverage up top helps contrast the amount of skin shown so you can feel comfortable. 

Patterned turtlenecks — like stripes — bring even more attention up top.

 

They Dress Up Any Casual Look

Yes, even the most chill of dressers can rock a turtleneck effortlessly. If you’re a tee-and-jeans type of person, wearing a turtleneck can elevate your look for any occasion.

The Rate Wave Ribbed Half Turtleneck Tee Shirt’s scalloped neckline makes any casual outfit cute and comfortable.

Want to take the look to the next level? Turtlenecks with unique necklines bring more pizzazz to your look without any additional effort.

 

They’re Perfect For Layering

Whether you choose to dress modestly or simply can’t stop wearing your summertime faves, layering a turtleneck underneath nearly anything is the perfect way to stay warm, covered, and stylish. Pair a brightly-colored turtleneck under a dark-colored dress (like cherrykoko’s Modern Vent Dress) for cool contrast or a dark, skintight turtleneck (like chuu’s Good Feeling Tee Shirt Vol 3) under a tailored blazer for a super chic, upscale vibe.

How do you feel about this cold-weather staple? Do you wear turtlenecks often or do you have reservations? Let us know!

Korean Fashion Black Friday Deals: What You Need To Know

Whether you’re going early Christmas gift shopping or want to amplify your wardrobe, our sitewide Korean fashion Black Friday deals have something for everyone. Read on for a sneak peek of the savings to come:

1. Coats

High-quality coats can be pricey; however, they can be oh, so worth it in terms of quality, fit, and style. Finding the right coat that will last you years to come is no easy task — well, until KOODING’s outerwear collection, that is.

L: Wool Stretch Semi Overfit Coat R: Wool Slimfit Single Coat

For timeless pieces with endless style, opt for brands like Basic House and Mind Bridge. Their coats are sleek, come in classic colors, and look good with everything. With both brands on sale, it’s never been a better time to invest in these gorgeous coats that will last ages.

2. Denim

Nothing beats the perfect pair of jeans. Our selection of Korean denim ensures you’ll find your favorite pair. Whether you’re looking for a classic or unique pair of jeans, we’ve got you covered.

This Black Friday, KOODING will be dropping prices on the iconic Chuu 5KG Jeans. Snag the ultra-skinny Chuu 5KG Jeans in Vol 114 for an everyday look or the straight-legged and mega-comfy Chuu 5KG Hobbit Jeans in Vol 105 for an edgy 90’s aesthetic. Chuu’s denim comes in multiple colors (like black) and finishes (like distressed and acid-wash), giving you tons of selection to choose from.

 

3. Makeup & Skincare

Whether you’re into Korean skincare or makeup products (or both), KOODING’s K-beauty collection is the ultimate source for curated Korean beauty products.

Saving on good skin has never been easier: iconic beauty brand SNP will be on sale for Black Friday as will high-end, luxury skincare line Evercell. For an indie K-beauty brand to fall in love with, consider MILLION RED‘s line of eyeshadow palettes, cushion foundation, and more. Nail art and nail care will also be on sale — look for Korean nail brand withshyan.

Which KOODING Korean fashion Black Friday deals are you looking most forward to? Sound off in the comments & stay tuned for more Black Friday updates!

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: CP Span Graphic Overfit SweatshirtDouble Graphic Hoodie 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: Wool Stash Standard Single 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!

4 Everyday Dresses That Give Major Halloween Energy

As much as we love Halloween costumes, there is nothing better than a DIY costume that you can pull straight from your closet. Not only is it more cost-effective to wear a Halloween costume from things you already own, but it also lets you create a costume that’s perfectly you.

With just a few hair, makeup, and accessory changes, these five everyday dresses can transform from day to Halloween night:

 

Diagonal Strap Half Long Dress by OPEN THE DOOR

An edgy twist to the classic wrap dress, this frock is embellished with a simple silver buckle for maximum versatility. Even better, this dress can layer over any garment of your choosing, making it super easy to change up your look no matter the time of year.

 

Cute Snow Flower Dress by Fiona

Angel vibes, anyone? This dress can easily transform from a girly and fun costume to a soft and delicate option for a brunch with friends or any special occasion.

 

Flutter Moment Dress by chuu

Is there a costume more classic than Wednesday Addams, the queen of Halloween herself? A black dress with a white collar will always be reminiscent of the spooky icon, but this number by chuu can also transfer into the rest of the year as an easy way to look elegant, classy, and chic.

 

Del List Mini Set by LAGIRL

No matter what time of year, this top and skirt set is an adorable and easy going casual look. During the Halloween season, though, this set gives off total Beetlejuice vibes thanks to the neon green stripes. A pair of classic black sneakers and thigh high socks creates a punky aesthetic that looks cute and chic year round.

What’s your Halloween costume this year? Are you buying it, going full on DIY, or a little bit of both? Let us know in the comments!

The Best Korean Fashion: Our Top #KOODING Looks

Every day, we are amazed by the looks served and outfits created using KOODING’s selection of Korean and global fashion.

We’re also firm believers that the KOODING community is the most stylish out there. Because of this, we want to dedicate this week’s post to YOU, your style, and how you rock Korean fashion and global style. Here, the #KOODING looks we can’t get enough of:

 

  1. @jenn_scale in the Balloon Knit Cardigan

CREDIT: @jenn_scale on Instagram

Come through, coziness! We love how Jenny paired this oversized knit cardigan by Choper with a cropped and lace top and matching gray, black, and white pieces.

 

2. @trish_trinh in the More Than Rose Dress

 

CREDIT: @trish_trinh on Instagram

Always the elegant Dior Queen, Trish wears the Cherryville frock with the high-end designer’s bag and black heeled mules for an elevated look that mixes high and low-priced fashion pieces. Even amongst a busy backdrop, Trish stands out in her killer outfit.

 

3. @leo.wz in the Prince Ribbon Tie Blouse

CREDIT: @leo.wz on Instagram

Killing it! We love how Leo styled this unique men’s blouse by OPEN THE DOOR and maintained the brand’s edgy vibe with messy hair and simple earrings.

 

4. @whoisshadia in the Cotton Button Jacket

CREDIT: @whoisshadia on Instagram

What’s prettier than this glowing sunset? Shadia’s perfect everyday casual look featuring a cozy tee, distressed denim, and chunky belt — all tied together with an oversized, utility-inspired jacket by discount Korean fashion brand UZU. We love how she paired basic black booties with the look for a dressed-up touch!

 

Who do you want to see in #KOODING clothes? Who are your favorite Korean fashion Youtubers, Instagrammers, creators, and influencers? Sound off in the comments!

 

Want to see your look on the K-Blog or our Instagram? Don’t forget to tag #KOODING for a chance to be featured!

The Hottest Fashion Trends of Fall 2019, According to Korean Fashion Brands

How fast did the Autumn season hit you? With summertime seeming like an eternity, it’s no surprise that most of us have yet to prepare our fall wardrobes. Worry not: KOODING’s roundup of Fall 2019 fashion trends will have you – and your closet – ready and fashion-forward in no time.

 

Leopard Print

Like it or not, leopard print’s comeback is STRONG. Nearly every Korean fashion brand and designer is utilizing the iconic print in a variety of colors, silhouettes, and styles. While not a brand new concept, leopard print has been experiencing a serious rebirth in the fashion world.

Leopard print is a foolproof way to implement a touch of boldness without leaving your comfort zone.

The best part? Leopard can easily transition as a neutral, making it easy to style with any color of your choosing. We prefer the classic black pairing, as shown by JSTYLE, OPEN THE DOOR, and MOCOBLING.

 

Plaid Outerwear

Plaid is a classic print that can be worn year-round but holds a special place in our hearts during fall. It reminds us of the coziness of flannels and the edgy vibe of punk and goth-inspired outfits, two of the season’s biggest fashion mainstays.

Mind Bridge has a huge selection of plaid blazers that transition perfectly from day to night.

Now, plaid can be seen in sophisticated pieces like the Wool Double Plaid Semi Over Double Long Coat and the Unisex TR Span Paldi Double Coat. The best part? Both of these coats are unisex, meaning anyone is guaranteed to serve looks in them.

 

Midi Skirts

While miniskirts will never truly go out of style, Fall 2019 fashion trends have been fully embracing longer skirt lengths. Whether it’s your favorite content creator, celebrity, or fashion icon, everyone has been seen rocking the midi skirt from bold prints and fabrics (as seen on NANING9) to the subtlest of neutral hues featured in Mind Bridge’s latest collections.

Pictured L-R: Mind Bridge Cotton Span Button H Line Skirt, Sugarfun Slim Linen Long Skirt

Midi-length skirts are also an amazing transitional piece because they can be worn as the weather cools down from the warm summer months. They also look great with sneakers, boots, and any other footwear you want to pair with them for a totally versatile look.

Which of these trends are you most excited about? Sound off in the comments and tag us in your #KOODING fall looks for a chance to be featured on IG!

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