If you’re like us and in love with vintage-meets-modern music video looks, this is definitely the article for you. This time around, we’ve decided to dedicate an entire fashion feature to the leader of girl group MAMAMOO – the diva darling Solar!
With a killer voice and plenty of sass to match, Solar is not only the ultimate K-Pop girl crush, but the face of a girl group that consistently goes against the grain when it comes to their sound and style. For Korean Fashion Finds, we’ve picked out three of our favorite Solar looks that are easy enough to throw together and wear out on the town. Let’s take a closer look!
First up, we’ve got Solar’s all-denim look from “Honey Bee,” her collaboration single with EXID’s HaNi and f(x)’s Luna.
While the ‘Canadian tuxedo’ look has been a fashion don’t in the past, when paired smartly, you can still definitely hit it out of the park!
In this still from the music video, you can see the full outfit, which she accented with simple gold jewelry and a chunky white heel. The curve-hugging jeans matched with the tucked-in, blousy denim top creates a comfortable yet chic silhouette that keeps the all-denim style from appearing tacky. Her loosely tousled locks and hoop earrings also add a level of ‘cool girl’ to the outfit – showing just how well smart accenting can pull a look together.
To master this look, we suggest Imvely’s Whiskered Raw Hem Straight-Cut Jeans and Loose Denim Boyfriend Shirt. However, our favorite item from the outfit we’ve put together is StyleNanda’s Chunky Heel Square Toe Pumps, which give the outfit a very vintage-inspired twist.
Imvely / Chuu / StyleNanda
Imvely Whiskered Raw Hem Straight-Cut Jeans & Imvely Loose Denim Boyfriend Shirt & Imvely Twist Hoop Earrings & StyleNanda Chunky Heel Square Toe Pumps & Chuu Hair Brush Iron
Next up, we’ve got Solar’s kitchen scene look from MAMAMOO’s recent “Yes I Am” music video.
This music video is literally jam-packed with some pretty enviable looks, but perhaps the most wearable outfit from the video is Solar’s kitchen look, which elevates an otherwise ordinary skirt and t-shirt combination with a pair of fashion-forward wrap sandals.
This time around, Solar’s seeing a whole lot of red – from the sandals and mini skirt, all the way up to her pinkish hair and makeup. The blocks of primary colors are very reminiscent of 1960s-1970s pop art aesthetic. (Are we the only ones who think Solar kind of looks like she stepped out of one of those comic book-esque Roy Lichtenstein paintings?)
For this look, we had a hard time finding a perfect bell-sleeved t-shirt like Solar’s, but we are quite content with this Warning Print T-Shirt from StyleNanda. With button detail and square panel pockets channeling the mod era, ASOS’ red skirt also ups the retro vibes of the outfit.
StyleNanda / ASOS / Zappos / APRILSKIN
StyleNanda Warning Print T-Shirt & ASOS Mini Skirt with Button Through Detail & Raye Candy Wrap Sandal & APRILSKIN Turn-Up Color Treatment in Peach Pink
For our last look, we’re featuring the black-and-white shift dress look Solar wore in the “Taller Than You” music video.
Whether they were donning #allblackeverything or styled up prison jumpsuits, the girls of MAMAMOO were sporting all sorts of looks in this video. But our favorite look was Solar’s black and white collared dress.
As you can tell by the music video, the outfit itself is pretty simple. However, the look is extremely high-contrast, and when presented with the other girls’ varied but similar dresses, evokes a very fashion-forward 1960s girl group vibe.
Anyone can wear a black dress, but it’s what you pair with it that really keeps a look from getting dull. In our suggested “Taller Than You”-inspired look, we are definitely digging those Chuu Just Like That Day Heels, which are oh-so-Shangri Las. We also won’t tell a soul if you decide to incorporate that volume hair pad into your look. What’s more retro-chic than a perfect little hair lift?
Chuu / CherryKOKO
Chuu Step By Step Dress & Cherry Koko Planetarium Hair Ribbon & Chuu Just Like That Day Heels & Chuu Volume Hair Pad
Those are our three favorite Solar looks. What are yours? Sound off below!
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August 7, 2017
Korean Fashion Finds: We’re Seeing NERDY’s Track Jackets Everywhere!
Are we the only ones seeing double in K-Pop lately?
There’s no doubt that idols tend to recycle the same items and looks, but this summer, we’ve definitely seen more than just one of our K-Pop favorites rocking the same exact item – a vintage Adidas-inspired track jacket with stripes along the sleeves. We decided to do a little investigating to find out exactly where they’re all getting this item from – and it was a lot easier than we thought it’d be!
The trendy item is the NERDY NY Track Jacket, a part of Korean independent brand NERDY’s S/S 2017 line, which is inspired by the street fashion of old school New York City.
The track jacket is made out of 100% moisture-wicking polyester and can be worn as a separate or paired with matching NY track pants sweatpants, as seen on our K-Pop boyfriend Roy Kim. Doesn’t he look comfortable?
Korean hip-hop trendsetter Zico also rocked the purple and gold jacket in his “Artist” music video last month.
NERDY NY Track Jacket – Purple/Gold
However, the NERDY NY Track Jacket also comes in a black/green scheme, which has been almost as equally a hit as the original. Both WINNER’s Kang SeungYoon and Dok2 were both recently seen on Instagram rocking the jacket – both with the matching sweatpants and separately.
NERDY NY Track Jacket – Black/Green
Our favorite part about this throwback look is that it looks just as effortlessly cool on our K-Pop ladies! Sandara Park and Sulli also have been spotted rocking the original purple and gold NY Track Jacket on social media.
IU was also seen wearing the purple and gold style on a recent episode of “Hyori’s Bed And Breakfast,” the oversized cut of the hoodie giving it a cute and somewhat unintentional ‘boyfriend’ look.
If you want to add a little Korean swag to your style, jump on the NERDY NY Track Jacket trend!
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