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Check out K-fashion trends, sites to take your wardrobe to the next level

If you need a style upgrade, try taking inspiration from the ever-popular K-fashion trends. – Photo by Codibook(コーディブック) / Twitter

Korean street fashion and style is all the rage at the moment. From their creative color blocks to elegant (and sometimes outlandish) idol outfits, Korean brands are gaining global attention. Korean fashion provides an array of affordable and stylish outfits fit for any occasion. Use this article as your guide to the best of the best places to shop, divided by some different shopping priorities.

Most budget conscious

Codibook has an almost astonishing amount of clothing on its site. The clothes are affordable yet do not compromise on quality. The company has everything from shoes to pants to accessories as well as pretty frequent deals and discounts.

If you’re looking for more than K-fashion without emptying your pockets, Lianox is the perfect site for you! Shipping costs can make an appealing cart seem rotten — especially with international shipping — but Lianox offers free shipping in most cases. The clothing is cute, affordable and (mostly) of good quality.

Most size inclusive

As someone who is on the heavier side, Asian fashion has always been intimidating to say the least. The sizes run extremely small, and it can be harder for plus-sized women to find the styles they like. When I found these two websites I was ecstatic that some of my favorite fashion trends came in sizes I could wear!

Jstyle specializes in making clothes for plus-sized women with all the latest fashion trends — so you'll never miss out on the newest look. Jstyle is a little pricey, but it's known as a space for plus-sized women to shop in Korea.

Hotping is the most size-inclusive Korean clothing website I have seen thus far. Its website is easy to navigate, especially for foreigners, helping orders to process without a hitch.

Best for basics

I am someone who adores big and bold statement pieces, like a cool cardigan or a somewhat obnoxious blazer. But I found that I was lacking the basics to pair with such spectacular pieces. Kooding has a variety of basics to choose from, and while some of its stuff is on the pricier side, I would highly recommend it. Some dropship websites have the tendency to compromise on quality for cheaper clothes, but Kooding does not tend to fall in that camp.

Chuu is another great website for stylish yet simple basics. Its style ranges from "cottagecore" dresses to simple jackets. This gives any fashion connoisseur a wide range of options to choose from.

Most variety

YesStyle is a favorite amongst K-fashion enthusiasts. With its wide variety of men’s and women’s fashion, constant deals, new arrivals and large skincare section, it’s no wonder almost everyone I know has at least one piece of clothing from YesStyle.

While the website boasts a wide variety of clothes, the quality can be a hit or miss. Many of its clothes are poor quality, and I’ve even gotten the wrong product or received the wrong size in my order. If you order from YesStyle, make sure to read the reviews and descriptions of each product very carefully before you purchase anything.

Most bang for your buck

Blackup’s clothing will leave you feeling 10 times cooler. Known for its jeans, Blackup boasts a variety of chic clothing for any occasion. The brand absolutely does not skimp on quality or style, this makes Blackup’s mid-range prices well worth your money. Its lookbooks tell you how to style pieces, making it easy to utilize that special top or cool pair of earrings.

Lewkin is a site I personally have very high praise for. Its catalog is smaller than some of the other sites mentioned here, but its clothes are made very well. Every item I have ordered from Lewkin has fit me well and has been high quality. It has a good selection of Korean brands and sections for less than $10 and $20 to keep things affordable.

Best for idol fashion

Anyone who even remotely follows K-pop knows idols have impeccable style. Many people want to dress like their favorite idols, and mixxmix has a designated K-pop style section, making it popular for K-pop stans. It also has a wide range of basics, streetwear and statement pieces.

Fashion Chingu specifically sells idol fashion. The website separates by artist and shows a reference photo of the idol wearing the piece of clothing advertised. Its stuff is on the pricier side (for certain items), but it's well-known for partnering with influencers — so you are likely to find a coupon code.

So if you're looking to upgrade your wardrobe, consider looking into Korean fashion for both your inspirations and your next shopping spree — you're bound to find something off one of these sites, no matter what your style needs are.


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