15 Tricks We've Learned From Korean Street Style Stars


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Even amid the peacocking hordes at New York Fashion Week, Irene Kim always manages to stand out. Maybe it's her ever-changing Technicolor hair or her eclectic yet perfectly executed outfits, but the Korean street style star is a perennial highlight of the week.

And it's not just her—there's a whole contingent of cool girls hailing from Seoul who are very much worth an Instagram follow, both to get a peek at the latest Korean fashion trends and to snag some clever styling tricks along the way.

If there's a Korean translation for je ne sais quoi, well, these girls have it. Keep scrolling to get to know them!


Born in Seattle and raised in Seoul, Irene Kim mixes colors and prints like a pro (which, as a model and blogger, we suppose she kind of is).


As the creative director of the popular online boutique Imvely, Im Ji-hyun has access to some of the country's coolest new designers—and she models her favorite pieces on Instagram for her 665,000 followers.


Model on the rise Sunghee Kim sticks mainly to a color palette of blue, black, and white, which means you can probably re-create many of her looks from your own closet.

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Ki Eun-se is an actor turned full-time influencer who posts photos of her world travels and enviable wardrobe.


Follow Korean model Haena Song for behind-the-scenes snaps from sets, workout inspo (she's a Pilates buff), and chic #ootds.

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