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15 Styling Tricks We Learned from Korean Lookbooks

OOTD inspo right here!
15 Styling Tricks We Learned from Korean Lookbooks
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OOTD inspo right here!

With the Internet continuously saturating our feeds, trends have easily become accessible and we're left bombarded with fads that are quite confusing to get into. Often, we turn to the glossies and fashion sites to clue us in. And sometimes, we even stalk Instagram accounts of celebrities and bloggers for sartorial tips on how to wear certain trends. But we'll let you in on a little secret: not all fashion inspo are found on social media. Inspiration also wells up from the most unlikely places on the web. Case in point: online shopping sites.

Below, we handpicked Korean shopping sites and brands like Stylenanda, Nohant, and SJYP to see what styling trick we could pick from their lookbooks.

What Korean fashion tips can you get from these lookbooks?

Borrowing from the boys, color coordinating, wearing socks with heels, tying your shoe laces a different way are just some of the tips we've culled from the lookbooks of some of our favorite shopping sites and brands. Scroll down for more and let's get dressed up, shall we?

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1. Borrow from the boys, but make sure it's tailored to your body frame.

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Plaid and bold colors are en vogue and pair well together. Just be sure to select items that will flatter your body.

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Try: Zara Gingham trousers with pompoms, P2295, Glorietta 3

2. Color-coordinate even your accessories.

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Make use of a complementing color story to seamlessly incorporate the elements of your outfit.

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Try: Topshop Holo cat bumbag, P1133, Topshop.com

3. There is no such thing as monochrome overkill.

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...as long as you mix up the shades and play on different textures.

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Try: Charles & Keith Mid heel ankle boots, P3399, Power Plant Mall

4. Accessories can make or break an outfit.

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Don't be afraid to try new things like berets, corsets, or even glitter socks!

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TryBershka Corset belt, P895, SM Aura

5. Spice up your neutrals with metallics.

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Plain workwear can easily be brought back to life with a little sparkle. Use it wisely.

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Try: Yves Camingue Metallic reversible drawstring shorts, P1699, Miz and Moxie

6. Off-shoulders can be layered.

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Try it over a pajama top or maybe over a high-neck piece of clothing.

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Try: Preen & Proper Off the shoulder top, P2199, Zalora

7. Don't tuck your long sneaker laces.

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Instead, tie them around your ankles. This works especially well if you're wearing cropped bottoms.

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Try: Pull & Bear Chunky sole plimsolls, P1895, SM Megamall

8. Socks and heels are back.

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Try wearing your peep toe ankle booties with a bright pair of socks for the perfect outfit accent.

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Try: H&M 2-pack Nylon socks, P499, SM North EDSA

9. Sheer socks strike the perfect balance between work and play.

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Try it with lace-up flats, or when you're wearing cropped trousers for a subtle accent.

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Try: Topshop Sheer strip glitter socks, P220, SM Aura

10. Colored tights can replace thigh-high boots.

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For tropical countries like ours, we can't get away with wearing high boots à la Balenciaga. But here's a quick styling trick: wear it under a shirt dress and slip on a pair of shoes in the same shade!

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Try: Topshop Mustard 80 denier tights, P378, Topshop.com

11. Not everything has to be tucked in or hidden.

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Take your favorite shirt dress and wear a patent leather skirt on top. Let the hem of the dress peek underneath the skirt for that nonchalant vibe.

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Try: Mango Vinyl, P1995, Greenbelt 5

12. You can wear fishnets AND socks at the same time.

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Try a pair of socks with a sporty design layered over the holey hosiery.

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Try: Topshop supersize fishnet tights, P410, Topshop.com

13. Two is better than one.

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Don't have a wide belt yet? Stack two to get the same effect!

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Try: Bershka Large maxi belt, P495, Glorietta 2

14. Layer a sheer dress over another dress.

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Yes, it can work! Just choose a bold dress that's about the same length as your tulle piece to get the look.

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Try: Mango Tulle dress, P2295, SM Mall of Asia

15. Dress up your slip dress.

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Make your favorite slip dress office-appropriate by layering it over a longer dress.

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Try: Stradivarius Striped shirt dress, P1990, SM Aura

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