Korean fashion, in recent years, has evolved due to inspirations from Western (and specifically US) culture, as well as wealth, and social media. The fashion style is known for being expressive and reflecting a sense of individuality, defined largely by cute mini skirts and mini dresses, statement long sleeve t-shirts, layered shirt dresses, and stylish loose-fitting trends.
The Korean Wave, as it's been dubbed, has also had an influx in recent years. Korean celebrities and K-Pop stars who wear K-Fashion have demonstrated a tangible influence on the fashion world.
Korean-American Irene Kim is one of the world's most powerful influencers, with over 1.4 million followers. Her hair never stays the same colour for longer than a week, and her style is just as changeable, but there's one thing that remains constant — her unwavering support of Korean designers.
Model and influencer Molly has 440k followers on Instagram, and she's one to follow for classic and tailored looks with an edge. She is one of the street style stars of Seoul Fashion Week and is seriously into her a-line denim.
An influencer and marketing expert, @nizinanjjang's style is completely unique. Scroll through her one-of-a-kind feed for some serious fashion inspo, wearing anything from a colourful v-neck to a slim-fit designer number.
A fashion designer and photographer, @ice_lace is one to look out for if you're inspired by creative feeds. With a penchant for a sweet wrap dress that mimics French-girl chic, you'll be inspired.
When it comes to shopping women's clothing and Korean fashion online, there are a few options. There are some Korean stores that obviously offer up some unique styles for you to explore. Some of them do ship to Australia, but they're a little hard to navigate. These include Korean online shopping sites Michyeora, or YesStyle, dabagirl and chuu.
We've also rounded up some online stores that offer Korean fashion trends online that are high-quality and reliable.
Lucky Chouette, @luckychouette7
The word "chouette" in Lucky Chouette means owl, and is the designated symbol for the brand. Besides the cheeky graphic, the brand is known for pieces with vibrant prints and atypical shapes.
Korean brand KYE counts Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Hailey Baldwin among its clients. These bold pieces are just the right amount of edgy and glam and are now available to shop at retailers around the world, including Urban Outfitters.
Style Nanda, @stylenanda_korea
Stylenanda is a South Korea-based clothes brand founded in 2004 by Nanda. It has become one of the most accessible places to find Korean fashion online.
If you're in the market for a sick statement sweatshirt or a grungy yet totally cute T-shirt, Charm's is the place to go.
Cres. E Dim., @cresedim
The true name of Cres. E Dim. sums up its overall balanced aesthetic. "Cres" means "getting gradually louder" and "Dim" essentially means "getting gradually softer." You'll find seriously cool street style pieces here.
Goen Jong of Goen.J was born in South Korea and spent many years in France — which is emulated in her French-girl chic designs. Her pieces are perfectly clever and polished, and each one offers a refinement that is difficult to achieve.