The Ultimate Boyfriend Look: Wanna One’s Kang Daniel

Style Files

Kang Daniel won many hearts in the survival reality show Produce 101 Season 2. After nabbing the first spot and eventually the center position of Wanna One, he became a household name within a short period of time. Sadly, our time with the boy group is limited since their journey as Wanna One will conclude in January next year.

The K-pop star has won my heart with his undeniable charm, talent and overall guy-next-door vibe. I’m featuring Daniel in this Style Files installment because I like how he dresses himself, giving fans ultimate boyfriend vibes. He has expressed interest in fashion during some of his interviews and he also keeps up with what’s new and trending. Celebrity stylist Han Hye-heon even named Daniel as one of the most fashionable male idols!

Plaid Shirt & Sweater

A cozy sweater over a button up shirt is one of Daniel’s staple combos and I stuck with this set as the perfect base for his look. The black and white plaid shirt adds just a small amount of print to the otherwise minimal outfit, creating a soft transition between the jacket’s black collar and the oversized sweater.

To accentuate his sweet and innocent personality, I chose to style him with the pastel pink sweater as his outfit’s point color. Its crew neck construction gives it a snug and cozy vibe – perfect to snuggle with!

Jacket & Skinny Jeans

Jackets with shearling collars are one of my personal winter favorites and this faux suede piece has cool contrasting black details from its cuff, hem and eyelets to its raw edges. The smooth suede material also adds to Daniel’s soft appeal.

Although it can be difficult to pull off, going for a white monochromatic look is perfect for Daniel. Mixing different shades and textures helps to break down the clean cut pieces. Skinny jeans are wardrobe staples that, with their distressed finish, add a touch of toughness to the outfit.

Clutch, Sneakers & Earrings

Fans know that Daniel is a certified cat lover with his cute cats Peter and Rooney, and new kitty Ori currently being spoiled rotten by him. The faux leather clutch is embellished with studs and an embroidered cat patch, a must-have bag for feline friends. Daniel loves clutches – a unique and stylish accessory choice coming from a male idol.

Continuing with the soft image, the brown sneakers also break down the monochromatic look a bit without adding too much contrast. Daniel and other K-pop stars aren’t afraid to accessorize; adding a singular hanging earring adds a touch of punk to the otherwise cute boy-next-door look.


gif via Tumblr

Which K-pop idol should we style next? Comment below!