It’s the start of 2018, which means it’s time to welcome new adventures, reignite work or school goals, and perhaps try a fresh new look. Whether it’s a simple haircut or a drastic, full-on head-to-toe makeover, facing the new year is definitely going to feel different once you change a thing or two. If you’re thinking about investing in a few new things to wear and looking for ideas on how to update your look, we’ve gathered some inspiration from Korean fashion, its stars and their cool essentials to hang in your closet!
Pantone’s official color of the year is ultraviolet and there’s a lot of Korean stars already cashing in on this luxurious hue. As Pantone puts it, “Lush velvets in the color suggest intrigue for evening, but are also unexpectedly modern in athleisure or sneakers. In accessories, jewelry, and eyewear, ultraviolet suggests the complexities of natural gems, textures, and florals.” In short, ultraviolet is a very versatile color you can either dress up or dress down.
Kim Yoo Jung looked simple, fresh, and sophisticated in a lilac gown
T-ara’s Hyomin dressed in a matching casual purple look that’s perfect for the summer, SHINee’s Key wore a distressed jean jacket, while CL dressed down her velvet pantsuit with sneakers
Seolhyun and Block B’s Zico in striking sportswear
Seohyun’s bag makes a cute addition to any outfit!
K-pop is a thriving place for ultraviolet-inspired hair. Hani
had pink and purple undertones, model Irene Kim sported a deep purple
shade, and RM had candy hair
WINNER’s Mino had gray and faded purple shades.