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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!

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!

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Budget

There’s nothing like bringing smiles to the faces of our loved ones with a gift, but holiday shopping can be downright stressful. Fortunately, finding the perfect gift without breaking the bank is 100% possible. Here, we’ve set up a full guide of the best holiday gift ideas for anyone in your life, no matter your budget:

The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for The Beauty Lover

Under $20: Korean cult favorite skincare products are loved because they’re inexpensive and work just as well as higher end cosmetics. Because K-beauty is best known for its budget – friendly – yet – effective skincare, you have tons of options to choose from. The Aqua Blast Hydrating Cream by Ariul is only $14.99 and packs a huge, hydrating punch that’s beneficial for all skin types. For the luxury beauty lover, look to SNP’s Gold Collagen line, which contains real 24k gold and collagen for anti-aging benefits.

Aqua Blast Hydrating Cream by Ariul, $14.99

Under $50: Indie K-beauty is making its presence known in the beauty world, and for good reason: brands like MILLION RED and 2aN have beautiful makeup formulas housed in gorgeous packaging that any girl would fawn over. From eyeshadow palettes to lip tints in hot reds, pinks, and nudes, there’s no doubt the recipient of these indie Korean makeup products will love them. Our main recommendations from the brands? The MILLION RED Fiction Lip for its light and airy texture and 2aN’s Daily Blossom Eyeshadow Palette for its buttery soft shades in a variety of matte, neutral, and glitter finishes.

Daily Blossom Eyeshadow Palette by 2aN, $49.99

Under $100: So, what’s better than a new skincare product? An entire skincare set, obvi! KOODING’s specially curated skincare gift sets are tailor made to make creating a multi-step Korean skincare routine easy and fun. The Hddn Lab Skin Savior Set contains an essence and cream that are potent in ceramides and anti-aging antioxidants; the Hddn Lab Open Your Ice Set‘s serum, sleeping pack, and cream are a hyaluronic acid – packed trio that keep the skin soothed, even, and bright. The clean beauty lover in your life will love the Like I’m 5 Set for its gentle and EWG – verified ingredients.

Hddn Lab Skin Savior Set, $66.00

The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for The Best Friend

Under $20: Gifts for your bestie don’t have to be crazy expensive to be meaningful. Small accessories — like earrings or hair pins — can hold a lot of significance while giving a subtle touch of style.

Left: Marble Layered Ring Hairpin Set by Chuu, $18.99 / Right: Heart Beat Earrings by icecream12, $9.99

Under $50: You know your best friend’s style more than anyone — why not get them the unexpected? These adorable bags by OPEN THE DOOR are edgy and cool, but versatile enough that you can be sure to surprise your BFF with something she’ll love.

Chain Petit Bag by OPEN THE DOOR, $41.99

Under $100: If you got cash to spare, look no further than Korean footwear. Trust us — from platform sneakers to chic leather booties and goth – inspired heels, you are guaranteed to find the perfect pair for your bestie. These unique silhouettes are fun and unique and the statement piece to any outfit.

Left: White Platform Shoes by OPEN THE DOOR, $86.99 / Right: Plan O Walker Boots by LIPHOP, $68.99

The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for The K-Pop Fan

Under $20: Oh My Girl fans will instantly recognize the Secret Neon Lip Tint from YooA’s collab with Celebeau. These unique tints come in 6 vibrant shades, are super pigmented (especially when placed under a blacklight), and totally foolproof. At just $14 a pop, it’s an easy gift that doesn’t crush your wallet.

Oh My Girl YooA wears the Celebeau Secret Neon Lip Tint, $14.00

Under $50: If you know a BTS fan (and really, who doesn’t?), you know their love for the group goes beyond music. BTS are often referred to as style icons and are known to spark trends across the globe, selling out clothing pieces the moment they’re seen in them. The TIAG Van Gogh Tee has been frequently worn and loved by Taehyung of BTS (AKA V). At $29.99, it’s an affordable way to make any ARMY feel closer to their favorite boys.

BTS Taehyung wears the Van Gogh Tee by TIAG, $29.99

Under $100: Fans of UP10TION will love the Peter Long Sleeve Pair by evenie; worn by UP10TION Sunyoul, these unisex pajamas are adorable and a subtle way to pay homage to the boy group.

UP10TION Sunyoul wears the Peter Long Sleeve Pair, $56.99

 

Need more gift ideas? Check out our list of best – selling gifts for more inspo.

Are you looking forward to holiday shopping this year? Sound of in the comments & give us your best holiday gift ideas!

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!

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!

How to Cultivate Your Global Fashion Style

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Every culture has its own fashion sensibility. But as the Internet and telecommunications make the world smaller and smaller, a global fashion sense is emerging that spans the continents.

Fashionistas know the hottest looks from the streets of Paris and New York and many of these globally chic styles can be found at our Korean fashion online store.

Think about these basics: a little black dress, a great pair of skinny jeans, a white blouse, a tailored blazer, or a perfect leather jacket. Where could you not wear these timeless classics? Pieces like these are the building blocks of the closets of stylish women everywhere. And there’s a reason for that. These items flatter everyone from which endless fabulous looks can be created.

Women in Milan will wear a black dress or blazer slightly differently than style mavens in Seoul…but once you have a collection of basics in your closet, you can go anywhere and do anything. What makes them right for different locations and occasions is the details.

You can pick and choose ideas and combine them into something new, or copy a look head-to-toe, knowing that on you it will always look unique and personal.

When it comes to finding the pieces you need to realize your visions, look to your favorite Korean fashion online store – KOODING offers a full online shopping experience for Korean women’s fashions that includes quality basics to build your go-anywhere closet. KOODING also has a full line of offerings for men, children, and the home.

To peruse our online store please visit www.KOODING.com or contact us via https://www.kooding.com/help.php?section=contactus with any questions.

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