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Korean Fashion Trend Alert: The Y2K Aesthetic Is Making A Comeback In Spring/Summer 2022

Korean Fashion Trend Alert - Y2K Aesthetic In SpringSummer 2022

We are all very excited to dive into some of the best Korean fashion trends in Spring/Summer 2022. Whereas the previous season may have gone into overdrive with the desire to get dressed up for even the most mundane of weekly grocery runs, the perspective for Spring and Summer is that be extra fabulous at all times, while reinforcing simple, glamorous, stunning clothes and outfits that can be thrown on in a hurry – the effortlessly chic. 

In today’s article, we have gathered some of the most popular elements in Korean fashion this season. Let’s be inspired!

SS22 K-Fashion Trends - Y2K Aesthetic

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Crop Top

Crop tops are more stylish and versatile this season than in the past. 

Ningning (AESPA)

SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - AESPA Ningning

AESPA‘s member Ningning wore a knitted crop top and styled it with a pair of mid-waist jeans. 


SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - Somi

Somi created a cool street-style look with a cropped graphic tee.

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Fashion trends are clearly leaning towards a bold feminine silhouette in SS22. The tops are getting shorter, while the waist of pants and skirts is getting lower.

Wonyoung (IVE)

SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - IVE Wonyoung

We love Wonyoung‘s flirty academia look with a cropped sweater and a low-rise pleated skirt. 


SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - Yoona

Yoona styled her low-rise skirt with an oversized blue button shirt and wrapped up her young and refreshing look with calf socks and white sneakers. 

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Tie-Front Top

The tie-front top is this season’s must-have. Though backless blouses have been hogging all the spotlights in recent years, the start of the season appears to have shifted to the front.


SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - RED VELVET Seulgi

RED VELVET‘s Seulgi shared her feminine and sexy tie front top look in the ‘Feel My Rhythm’ music video and we are absolutely in love with it.

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Colorful Plaid

Even during the minimalism craze that swept fashion in recent years, fashion icon Cher Horowitz from the movie ‘Clueless’ and her yellow plaid suit had a special place in our hearts. This season, colorful plaids are back again!


SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - BLACKPINK Jisoo

BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo wore a chic yellow plaid dress with a white button shirt and a black tie creating a refreshing academia look.

Lily (NMIXX)

SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - NMIXX Lily

Lily‘s plaid on plaid look is bold and fun. 

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Denim on Denim

Elevated denim – that is, denim on denim – is set to become a fashion focal point, according to one of the most prevalent Korean trends to emerge from SS22.


SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - BLACKPINK Rose

Rosé looks chic and stylish with her checked denim on denim look.

Yuna (ITZY)

SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - ITZY Yuna

ITZY‘s Yuna rocked a super sexy denim-on-denim look.

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The ‘Cut-Out’ – a party-oriented and glamorous trend – made a major comeback in S22. We are seeing popular K-pop idols that are enthusiastically promoting cut-out pieces everywhere, fueling a resurgence in party wear.

Minnie ((G)I-DLE)

SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - (G)I-DLE Minnie

(G)I-DLE‘s Minnie looks sexy and exotic in her cut-out dress.

Yeji (ITZY)

SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - ITZY Yeji

Yeji created a hip-hop-oriented party look with a cut-out top.  

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Shiny Material

Good news for metallic and shinny material lovers, the futuristic, tech-loving style of the late 1990s and early 2000s is making a comeback.

Soyeon ((G)I-DLE)

SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - (G)I-DLE Soyeon

Soyeon looks like a party queen in her metallic shiny dress and matching heels.

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Velvet Tracksuit

If you have been following the latest fashion news, then you must know, that the velvet tracksuit is back, and this time with a roar!


SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - BLACKPINK Jennie

Jennie teases the new velvet trend in her olive green velvet tracksuit and finished up her look on a high note with the chic orange-colored shades. 

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Baguette Bag

The baguette bag is characterized by its compact form and a short shoulder strap, intended to be worn under the arm to emulate the effortlessly chic style of Parisian women. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned fashionista or you are new to the fashion world, a baguette bag is designed to impress. 


SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - MAMAMOO Solar

With a crop top and low-rise pants, MAMAMOO‘s Solar completed her fun holiday look with a chic violet baguette bag.

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Waist Chain

Joining the comeback of the Y2K trends with crop tops, low-rise bottoms, and velvet tracksuits is the fabulous waist chain.


SS22 Korean Fashion Trend - Y2K - MAMAMOO Hwasa

Hwasa pulled off her exotic and romantic look with the dramatic bling of a waist chain.

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