23 Styling Tips We Learned From Korean Shopping Sites

Thanks to the Internet, we can all easily access and be exposed to trends from around the world instantly. From our explore pages on Instagram to bloggers and celebrities streaming live and Snapping their daily #OOTDs, it's not unlikely that the most popular clothing and accessories in one part of the world end up becoming just as popular in the opposite hemisphere. And for that reason, we're starting to take notes on not only trends, but styling tips, too.
Lately, I've been browsing the lookbooks and product pages of the Korean brands and retailers I typically shop from, like StyleNanda and Fig Collective, for inspiration. While some of them open my eyes to specific items I never thought of trying, like corset belts or velvet track pants, others have shown me knew ways to wear pieces I already own, like T-shirts or down jackets. So many may see them as simple e-commerce sites, but to me, they're a treasure trove of creative styling tips and tricks.
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To get in on the fun, I've rounded up some of the best outfits I've seen lately. Think of this as a little collection of style ingenuity for when you're not feeling inspired by your current wardrobe.
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Photo: Courtesy of StyleNanda.
Turns out your shirtdress and slip-dress can be worn together.
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Photo: Courtesy of Another A.
Let even the biggest of coats hang off your shoulders.
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Photo: Courtesy of Fig Collective.
Cold shoulders get warmer with a long-sleeve tee underneath.
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Photo: Courtesy of P/A By Paul and Alice.
The same trick works with a button-up, too.
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Photo: Courtesy of Mini Capsule.
Here's a new way to get properly undressed (as fashion people love to do): Wear the top half of a jumpsuit tied around your waist to imitate a pair of pants.
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Photo: Courtesy of Raye Tog.
Looks like we're still not over the whole off-the-shoulder thing, but this layering makes it feel fresh again.
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Photo: Courtesy of Raye Tog.
It totally works with a turtleneck, as well.
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Photo: Courtesy of Another A.
Tights under pants are an easy way to steal the show while keeping warm.
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Photo: Courtesy of Another A.
Try a sparkly pair under your favorite cropped jeans.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ader Error.
Is that an arm warmer? (Hey it looks cool, and probably keeps you warm, too).
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Photo: Courtesy of KYE.
Fishnets are a go-to for some added edge from top-to-bottom.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kindersalmon.
Belts don't always have to stay in place; let the long strap hang down the front to act like an accessory, more than something that just holds your pants up.
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Photo: Courtesy of StyleNanda.
Ties aren't just for men in suits.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ader Error.
Gotta love a monochromatic color palette.
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Photo: Courtesy of StyleNanda.
Because two belts are better than one.
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Photo: Courtesy of StyleNanda.
The corset is making its way into your favorite stores, so why not embrace it?
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Photo: Courtesy of StyleNanda.
A beret goes with just about everything for a sweet, retro look.
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Photo: Courtesy of Fig Collective.
Let your sleeves hang, and your pants drag.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lartigent.
Layer a shorter, basic top over a long, embellished dress. It's a great way to dress down something you thought was just for evening.
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Photo: Courtesy of Pinblack.
A down vest and a tulle skirt totally work.
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Photo: Courtesy of Steve J and Yoni P.
The order goes like this: Culottes, turtleneck, bustier, blazer. Boom.
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Photo: Courtesy of P/A by Paul and Alice.
Try a hoodie over a skirt for an opposites-attract move that's totally unique.
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Photo: Courtesy of Stylenanda.
Wear your favorite lace-up flats even when the temp isn't cooperating.