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).
Who says a magenta pencil skirt and matching booties aren't CVS attire? Throw on a T-shirt and a denim jacket, and you'll prove otherwise.
Match your dress to your hair—or at least add a little sparkle with your earrings.
With a statement top like this, you don't need to do much else.
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.
Head-to-toe pink looks cooler when it's a little rough around the edges (literally).
Add a little individuality to the school-uniform look with a cheeky sweater-vest and mismatched earrings.
Suddenly, sweater-vests and knee socks seem cool again—especially if they're Balenciaga.
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.
A striped caftan and a floppy sun hat make for a perfect vacation ensemble.
The corset belt gives this Canadian tuxedo a fashion-forward touch.
Linen pants and an off-the-shoulder top are an elegant warm-weather choice.
Ki Eun-se is an actor turned full-time influencer who posts photos of her world travels and enviable wardrobe.
You can't go wrong with a bold print in red, white, and blue.
If you're going to be taking photos against such a striking backdrop, you might as well wear a dress that can hold its own.
A flouncy top isn't overly girly if you opt for soft ivory and wear it with matching pants.
Follow Korean model Haena Song for behind-the-scenes snaps from sets, workout inspo (she's a Pilates buff), and chic #ootds.
Pull off the no-pants look with a boyfriend flannel, chunky boots, and a distressed cap.
Or take it in a flirtier direction, and try a blazer belted with a ribbon and coordinating bright-blue accessories.