From Dior To Fendi, What Are Korea’s ‘It’ Girls Wearing This Summer?

From Dior To Fendi, What Are Korea’s ‘It’ Girls Wearing This Summer?

Read on for a quick look at how K-pop and K-drama’s best girls are embracing summer in style.

Summer fashion rules to learn from Korea's stylish stars? Floral for spring are still in, soft lilac and lots of white are the go-to hues for warmer weather, and the right Korea’s stylish stars accessories can make the look.

Red Velvet Wendy, BLACKPINK Rosé and IU’s latest music video outfits prove that florals for spring and summer still rule.

Last weekend, Red Velvet’s Wendy dropped her video for Like Water from her first mini-album. She wore a peachy pink asymmetrical ruffled number by Giambattista Valli, a lace midi dress by Australian designer Zimmermann, and a lilac lace maxi by RTW brand Self-Portrait.

Last week, BLACKPINK style icon Rosé launched the MV for her second solo song, Gone. Rosé was in her usual bows and cute dresses, perfectly contrasted by touches of denim, lightweight knits and her signature chunky boots. Our faves: her soft lilac gingham dress from Thai label TandT, the rainbow feathered dress by Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri, and an electric blue David Koma jacket, worn with combat boots by Darker Wavs.

In March, K-pop sweetheart IU released her spring offering, Lilac, featuring granny chic and vintage looks with a fun, feminine and modern twist. Key outfits include a preppy plaid coat with a pussy-bow blouse and a knit vest layered over a retro-inspired, all-purple outfit featuring a wool tweed skirt by Gucci and an oriental-style dress covered in red flowers by Alice + Olivia.

Veteran actress of Secret Garden fame Ha Ji-won attended the press event for her upcoming series, Dramaworld 2, and was a picture of elegance. She wore her hair down and a simple white suit by Etro, a pair of strappy heels by Stuart Weitzman, and an emerald green heart-shaped necklace.

Seo Ye-ji, 2020’s breakout star, graced the press event for her mystery-thriller film Recalled clad in Dior. Wearing soft greys and dainty nudes, she looked as ethereal as ever in a ruffled frock with a Victorian neckline and long sleeves. The look was elevated by a pair of Dior Rose des Vents earrings and a Dior double belt.

Jeon Yeo-bin, who has mastered the art of power dressing for her role in Vincenzo as vicious lawyer Hong Cha-young, has been spotted toting around bags by Fendi, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marni and Joy Gryson. Meanwhile in Korean drama Penthouse 2, Lee Ji-ah showed off the latest Ports 1961 handbag.


Check Out The List of "8 Most Influential K-pop Artists in Fashion" By Lifestyle Asia

The fashion site highlighted that the following K-pop stars in the list made a huge wave in the fashion industry, wherein they can make every outfit, hairstyle, a huge trend that they were also selected as ambassadors of international luxury brands.

BLACKPINK Lisa, Mino, EXO Kai, More: "Most Influential K-pop Artists in Fashion" According to Lifestyle Asia

1. BIGBANG G-Dragon

G-Dragon, dubbed as "King of K-pop" is an ambassador for the brand Chanel since 2017. Because of his influence and impact in the fashion world, he became the first K-pop star to attend the "Paris Fashion Week."

With his enthusiasm for fashion, the BIGBANG member also launched his own fashion label, "Peaceminusone," which is not only supported by fans but K-pop idols, too.


The Celine Global ambassador Lisa followed her co-labelmate, G-Dragon. Her influence in the fashion field is truly huge, wherein not only Celine was captivated by her incredible vibe and visual but as well as top brands including Mac, BVLGARI, Moonshot, and more.

In fact, the idol who has approximately 48.5 million followers on Instagram recently revealed to work with fashion brand, Penshoppe, for a new campaign, #LisaforPENSHOPPELoveMe.

>>> See more: This Is How BLACKPINK Lisa Slays Everyone In Her New Fashion Film For ELLE Korea

3. EXO Kai

Next in the rankings is EXO Kai, who is currently an ambassador for high-end brand GUCCI.

Lifestyle Asia shared the "Mmmh" singer achievement in the fashion scene, wherein Kai, "the only K-pop artist in the list of GQ UK" ranked seventh place in "50 Best Dressed Men of 2020.

In 2021, Kai, the main dancer of EXO becomes the first Korean artist to release a capsule collection with the Italian brand.


Dubbed as the " Human Chanel," BLACKPINK Jennie surely is a significant face of fashion among K-pop idols. Along with G-Dragon, Jennie is also an ambassador for the brand.

With Jennie's influence that even created a hairpin craze around the world, she was able to debut as a fashion editor in 2021 for Vogue.

>>> See more: How Many Brands BLACKPINK Jennie Is Currently Representing?

5. WINNER Mino

Song Mino is a fashion icon that is always present in various fashion events. In 2017, he participated Burberry's event, which also stunned 2019's Paris Fashion Week and 2020's Louis Vuitton S/S Collection.

6. GOT7 Jackson

This list is undoubtedly not complete, without Jackson Wang! The Chinese-born K-pop idol is one of the most known faces in the fashion industry, as an ambassador for the fashion label, Fendi. In 2020, he also rose as the face of luxury brands Cartier and Armani.

He cemented his name in the fashion world when he established his own fashion label, Team Wang Design.

7. EXO Sehun

As one of the idols with top visuals and body physique, it is not a surprise that several luxury brands including Louis Vuitton are fond of him.

He also became an ambassador for men's clothing brand, Ermenegildo Zegna, and in 2020, joined Jackson Wang and BLACKPINK Jisoo for the "Pasha De Cartier" campaign.

In the same year, Sehun was selected as the face of Dior men as well.

8. NCT/SuperM Lucas

Last but not least, NCT and SuperM Lucas were selected by the digital fashion platform as some of the most influential idols in fashion who completed the list.

At the young age of 22, made fashion enthusiasts in frenzy with his stunning visuals and tall height. As a runway model, he already made it into KYE, Charms, and Kappa in 2018.


List of K-Pop Idols Voted As "Idols Who Look Expensive in Affordable Clothes"

By TMI News

Red Velvet Joy, BLACKPINK Jennie, Zico & More: TMI News "Cost-Effectiveness Idols" Who Look Expensive in Affordable Clothes

No.7 - Joy (Red Velvet)

Red Velvet Joy who is an emerging female idol in the fashion industry ranked in no.7.

According to the show, Joy who frequently posts stunning Instagram photos take 2-3 hours just to choose her clothes. The broadcast then highlighted the time when she attended a year-end awards ceremony who amazed the crowd with her feminine beauty wearing an H&M brand outfit that cost 50,000 won only.

>>> See more: The Most Suitable Colors On Joy, Jennie And Seolhyun Chosen By Color Theory Experts

No.6 - Zico

As for the sixth place, Zico, who is known for his boyfriend-material look can rock the stylish and hip fashion outfit despite it being affordable! Zico, who visited Pyongyang in person during the 2018 inter-Korean summit, drew attention as it was known that the beige cardigan he wore at the time was around 40,000 won only.

No.5 - Ahn SoHee (Former Wonder Girls member)

The former Wonder Girls Ahn Sohee also entered the rankings at No. 5 for drawing attention when she wore a pink dress that only costs 30,000 won. Despite the cheap price, the female idol-actress looked dashing and elegant with her relentless visuals.

She also boosted fans' purchasing power when the exact dress from the same dress sold out in just three hours.

No.4 - Seohyun (Girls' Generation)

Girls' Generation Seohyun then came in No.4. The maknae of the girl band actually ranked no. 1 for the title "Savings Queen" in 2018, for being careful and observant when shopping. The most affordable dress she wore only cost 17,000 won while on the way for a music show broadcast.

No.3 - Jennie (BLACKPINK)

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK Jennie and BTS Jin secured third and second places. The green crop top she boasted during 2018's "Waterbomb Festival" actually only costs 14,000 won, while Jin doesn't need expensive clothes to look luxurious as he only needs 12, 900 won long sleeves.

No.2 - Jin (BTS)

>>> See more: What Is The Secret of BLACKPINK Jennie To Have A Flawless "Glass Skin"?

BIGBANG G-Dragon Ranked No. 1 for TMI News' "Cost-Effectiveness Idol"

No.1 - G-Dragon (BIGBANG)

No.1 is Big Bang's G-Dragon, who is called "Idol's Idol." The sunglasses, which often appeared in G-Dragon Airport fashion, also known as the "muse of the luxury world," cost 30,000 won which is surprisingly a fan gift. In addition, the 88 Olympic hats cost 13,000 won and the refrigerator pants cost 6,500 won that he wore at the airport.

Despite being Chanel's ambassador for a long time, G-Dragon always proved that one doesn't need to buy expensive clothes and items to look luxurious!

>>> See more: BLACKPINK Jennie And BIGBANG G-Dragon Drop Their New Portraits For Chanel


K-Pop Radar Reveals List of Idols Gained Most Followers on Instagram in February

On Friday, Mar. 12, K-Pop Radar released their "Monthly K-Pop Radar" chart for Feb. 2021. Included in the chart are the top five idols who grew the most in terms of Instagram followers. Keep on reading to learn more!

ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo is the Idol Who Gained the Most Instagram Followers in February 2021

Sitting at number one is ASTRO member Cha Eun Woo, who garnered 1,985,536 followers on Instagram in Feb. 2021 alone. As of press time, the idol-actor has 18.1 million followers on the platform.

On his Instagram, Cha Eun Woo shares behind-the-scenes photos from his drama filming and CF shoots, snapshots of his daily life, and his favorite photos from his photoshoots.

It is no secret that Cha Eun Woo is one of the most popular male idols on Instagram. In 2019, Cha Eun Woo snagged the "2019 Hot Instagrammer - Male" award at the K-pop Radar Year-End Chart.

Previously, in 2018, Cha Eun Woo was named GQ Korea's "Men of the Year." In 2019, the ASTRO member ranked seventh on the "Most Accumulated Points on Male Idol Brand Reputation" list with 44,178,474 points.

BLACKPINK Members Make up Four Spots of the Top Five

BLACKPINK member Jennie is the second idol who grew the most on Instagram for the month of Feb. In just one month, Jennie garnered 1,488,725 followers. As of the time of writing, Jennie has a whopping 41 million followers!

Jennie's Instagram account is full of photos from her photoshoots, selfies from her day-to-day life, and her amazing OOTDs!

In 2018, Jennie was named as the "Most Love Account of 2018" in South Korea by Instagram. She was given the title based on the number of views on her Instagram Stories and the number of likes she received on her Instagram posts.

Following Jennie is Lisa, who gained 1,286,541 followers in Feb. 2021 alone. As of the time of writing, Lisa has 47.7 million followers on her account. Like Jennie, Lisa also shares photos of her photoshoot, selfies, and occasionally snapshots of her photography. Lisa is the most-followed K-pop idol on Instagram, and she just keeps on growing!

After Lisa is Jisoo, who snagged 1,239,740 followers in Feb. 2021 alone. Jisoo currently has 37.1 million followers on the platform. Recently, Jisoo has been sharing photos of the food trucks she has received for her upcoming JTBC drama, "Snowdrop." The idol also boasts her beauty through selfies and photos of her outfit.

Jisoo is currently the fourth most-followed K-pop idol on the platform. Back in Jun. 2020, Jisoo started a craze on Instagram with her "dot style" make-up for "How You Like That." Her make-up sparked the hashtag #JisooMakeup.

Sitting at number five on the top five rankings is Rosé, who gained 1,174,303 followers in Feb. 2021. Currently, the BLACKPINK member has 36.9 million Instagram followers.

Recently, Rosé has been sharing videos and photos to promote her upcoming solo debut and the title track, "ON THE GROUND." The idol also shares photos of herself and her stunning fashion choices. Rosé is the third-most followed Korean individual on Instagram.

Which K-pop idol Instagram is your favorite?


Top 5 Most Influential Female K-Pop Idols Of Each Year From 2012 - 2021

There are so many talented, incredible, and inspiring women in the K-Pop industry, it would be impossible to name and talk about them all in one place, even though they all deserve to be recognized for their achievements.

Instead, the data below was collected through Google Analytics in order to find out which female K-pop idols have had the highest number of searches each year throughout the last decade, showing how much interest fans have shown in them over time.

Here are the 5 most-searched female idols of each year since 2012, along with how much they were searched in comparison to each other. The final graph also shows how all 24 female idols on the list compared to each other over the entire decade!


5. Sooyoung (Girls’ Generation)

4. Sunny (Girls’ Generation)

3. Hyoyeon (Girls’ Generation)

2. Seohyun (Girls’ Generation)

1. Yuri (Girls’ Generation)


5. Sunny (Girls’ Generation)

4. Yuri (Girls’ Generation)

3. Seohyun (Girls’ Generation)

2. Sooyoung (Girls’ Generation)

1. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)


5. Yuri (Girls’ Generation)

4. Seohyun (Girls’ Generation)

3. Yoona (Girls’ Generation)

2. Sunny (Girls’ Generation)

1. IU


5. Suzy (former Miss A)

4. Joy (Red Velvet)

3. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)

2. IU

1. Tzuyu (TWICE)


5. Joy (Red Velvet)

4. Solar (MAMAMOO)

3. Tzuyu (TWICE)

2. Suzy (former Miss A)

1. IU


5. Yeri (Red Velvet)

4. Joy (Red Velvet)

3. IU

2. Sana (TWICE)

1. Sunmi


5. Jeongyeon (TWICE)

4. IU


2. Chungha

1. Jennie (BLACKPINK)


5. Moonbyul (MAMAMOO)

4. Wendy (Red Velvet)

3. Solar (MAMAMOO)

2. IU

1. Momo (TWICE)


5. Jennie (BLACKPINK)



2. Jisoo (BLACKPINK)

1. IU


5. Jeongyeon (TWICE)

4. Jennie (BLACKPINK)

3. IU