Everyone Is Talking About 2000’s Korean Fashion And Here’s How You Can Nail It

2000's Korean Fashion

Hollywood stars might be hailed as trend-setters everywhere, but nothing beats a good dose of 2000’s Korean fashion. Popularly noted for its eclecticism, Korean fashion, or K-pop fashion, is always up-to-date with trends for fans to recreate, and stunning looks to complement each artist’s vision. Recently, every K-pop fanatic’s Instagram feed is filled with early 2000s Korean fashion inspiration visuals thanks to the popular tune 10 Minutes by Lee Hyori resurfacing on the app.

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This is not the first time a trend has come back to our explore pages. Over the past few years, we have had a generous amount of trends pop up, the ribbonsanse and the rise of vintage fashion for the mobwife trend, for instance. 2000’s Korean fashion is quite similar to the Y2K waggon but a little more easily replicated and chic. The OG-style icons were K-pop groups like H.O.T., Seo Taiji, Boys and DEUX, among others. Their styling mostly had elements like stonewashed jeans, cropped tank shirts, sweatpants, baggy clothes, and other sports gear frequently used to achieve the look.

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This 2000’s Korean fashion fit also included accessories such as hoop earrings, beaded wristbands and bandanas. What makes Lee Hyori stand out is her everlasting reputation as a trendsetter who could sell out fashionable goods just by wearing them! Today, prominent musicians such as G-IDLE, BTS and Twice have incorporated these trends into their music videos, subtly giving a nod to the origins of K-pop. In case we’ve given you enough reason to revamp your summer wardrobe with a K-pop twist, scroll to shop from these brands:

Matcha Pret

Plaids forever! A deconstructed cropped jacket with a combination of drop and puff sleeves layers a panelled corset. This gender-neutral piece is easy to style with any matching toned bottom, like denim jeans or a skirt.

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Polite Society

Lowrise jeans are making a comeback, so here is your chance to grab these relax-fit low-rise unisex pants cut from raw cotton denim. It is designed with deconstructed seams with a zipper pocket and cross-belt loop details.

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Hiro Shop

Making a case for graphic crop tops, this fitted piece with a high neckline and back tie-up detail for adjustability is ideal with any mini skirt or pants. And looking back at the 2000’s Korean fashion chart, this crop top style was donned the most.

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Everyone needs a classic denim jacket with a Y2K twist of prints over them. This summer flaunt your effortless style by donning a chic and versatile Levi’s Women Shirt Collar Jacket. It boasts a solid and is designed in an eye-catching grey. This jacket is crafted from blended and full sleeves for a comfy fit for that 2000’s Korean fashion look.


A skirt for a thought! This short, fitted skirt with concealed elastication at the waist and a straight-cut hem with a small slit at one side of the front can be styled in multiple ways. Be it with a graphic tee or the lacy top mentioned above.

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