It’s a sad reality when a child has more sass than you, so here are seven styling tips we can learn from the Seoul street style kids
1. “THIS IS HOW YOU SLAY STREET WEAR…”
Prior to each show, a number of teeny tots paraded up and down outside the venue, encouraged by their parents who stand off camera with rewards of sweets and bear balloons for tip-top posing. Such a practice seems quite unethical but these children were owning IT, with some as young as 3 out-posing any given adult.
2. “BERETS ARE BIG, BABE.”
With everyone trying to copy your clothes, you can add your own style seasoning via the Korean go-to, the facemask, and ensure you wear this under your chin to emphasize your bone structure. Alternatively, find some fishnets or flap around in a fedora
Your style is stronger when you align yourself with the right kids in the right attire. There’s no room for wardrobe weaklings: Exhibit A, above, and Exhibit B, below!
If you are going to wear faux fur, especially bright faux fur, you need the swagger to match. Otherwise, don’t bother even leaving the house.
Bombers are babe’ing especially in metallic and let your finishing touch be a baseball cap so heavily embellished you can barely hold your head up. Street wear is a massive Seoul style staple, so slam-dunk that fashion funk!
Seoul Fashion Week certainly serves up amazing street style. Contemporary fads are totally their thing with Vetements and tons of Supreme featuring heavily on Seoul’s stylish streets. However, the packs of millennials—in their uniform of street wear and sleek tailoring—who gather outside the central venue for the shows, Zaha Hadid’s Dongdaemun Design Plaza, have nothing on their mini-me’s.
3. “DON’T LET ANY BITCH STEAL YOUR LOOK!”
This is ’90s realness at its finest. We suddenly feel ancient.
4. “MAKE SURE YOUR EMBELLISHMENT WEIGHS MORE THAN YOUR BODY WEIGHT.”
It’s hard—when you are, like, two years old—to prevent your big sister from stealing your look. At least the matching loafers are super cute!
The way to top off your style—the South Korean way—righ
5. “PIMP UP YOUR FAUX FUR.”
t now is to be a baby with a beret. Formalize with a checked double-breasted jacket but keep the look casual by slipping into a sneaker and maximize the metallic pleated skirt.