Seoul Fashion Week is here once again and the hypebeasts of the city are gearing up to be photographed at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in their most trendy outfits. For those of you who get overwhelmed when scrolling through endless street style snaps, I’ve done the research for you and picked out the best trends that are taking over. Main takeaway? Jackets are getting bigger and bags are getting smaller. Here is a roundup of the most wearable, easy-to-style fashion trends that you’ll see in Korea this fall and winter.
1. Oversized Blazers
The blazer trend has been ongoing for several seasons now and it looks like it won’t be going away anytime soon. This fall, we are seeing celebrities and influencers like Hailey Bieber wearing elevated versions of the jacket with stronger shoulders, double-breasted fronts, and looser, slouchier silhouettes. Yes, you might be tempted to borrow your boyfriend’s (or even dad’s) suit blazer, but it’s really not too late to invest in your own piece. Embrace the trend that has truly become a cool girl uniform!
A good leather jacket has always been a wardrobe staple for stylish women, but guess what? It’s time to ditch those moto leather jackets (at least for now) and step up your leather game with the newly introduced leather shirts. As shown on the Fall19 RTW runways for hottest contemporary brands like Tibi and Ganni, leather shirts are now officially the next trend must-have. For those animal lovers or budget shoppers, opt for vegan leather or faux leather options.
Springy florals, moody florals, small florals, big florals… Girls from around the world love floral-prints in all shapes and sizes and they are not just for the spring/summer season. Perfect for transitional weather, these prairie dresses are being updated with longer sleeves and hem lengths. Fashion girls are styling them with winter boots and blazers to stay chic and warm during the chillier days.
When we recall fall/winter 2018 trends, it’s hard not to think of the viral “Teddy Coat” by Max Mara. To those of you who have already invested in the trend last year, rejoice! Emily Ratajkowski was seen wearing her teddy coat (as of last week in NYC) and just proved to us that this trend is still cool and relevant. Cold weather is unfortunately just around the corner and if you are in the market for a fun alternative to a fat parka, this is it.
To top it all off, we cannot forget the accessories. The most exciting, blooming accessories trend for fall are mini tote bags – think of it as a clutch with a handle! From designer to contemporary, all fashion houses are releasing bags that are getting smaller and smaller each season. Trendsetting girls from around the world are loving their mini bags that are so tiny and just big enough to fit their smartphones, wallet and maybe a lip gloss. The key here is to hand-carry your mini bags, so ditch those shoulder straps asap!