Girl-Next-Door Meets Cottagecore Fashion with GFriend’s Sowon

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GFriend is a K-pop group known for their adorable, girl-next-door vibes – that is, up until their latest comeback Song of the Sirens. The group’s makeover had each member oozing dark and dramatic vibes. Despite this change in aesthetics for their stage outfits, the girls have the same sweet looks in their everyday wear, albeit with a slightly more mature style.

Sowon is the mom of the group, and her soft, caring nature is reflected in her choice of muted color palettes and minimal pieces. With delicate dresses and subtle prints, the singer’s outfits are casual yet have a definite touch of cottagecore chic!

GFriend's Sowon Vector Illustration

Asymmetrical White Dress, Eyelet Lace Top and Matching Hair Tie

Arabesquito - Spaghetti Strap Ruffled Dress Sadelle - Pointelle Short-Sleeve Top Hush Hush - Pointelle Hair Tie

Sowon dons dresses on her days off as well as on stage. It makes sense – she looks fantastic in them! That’s why I gravitated towards this dramatic yet easy-to-wear asymmetrical white dress. Its camisole bodice is clean and flattering while its gathered skirt has some serious volume.

To give the look the girl-next-door vibe that the singer always oozes, I layered an eyelet lace top underneath. Its intricate embroidery, puffed sleeves and Chelsea collar just scream cottagecore and make the white dress pop. Because it’s summer, everyone is carrying around a hair tie. A retro scrunchie in a matching purple eyelet lace fabrication really unifies the look. I pulled the hue of the blouse and hair tie from one of GFriend’s official fan colors: Ultra Violet. I went for a toned-down version to make it more summer appropriate.

Ballerina Flats, Plaid Socks and Crossbody Bag

MERONGSHOP - Strappy Ballerina Flats QUICKSOOX - Plaid Mesh Socks Kazaram - Shirred Zip Crossbody Bag

For the singer’s footwear, I styled her in ballerina flats in a muted yellow shade. The yellow complements the top’s purple for a subtle color-blocked effect that’s still in keeping with the pastel palette. The straps of the flats are connected to tie details, elongating her silhouette – although, at 5’8″, she doesn’t really need help in that department!

Sowon often wears plaid tops, but since the whole group is reworking their image, I thought that her favorite print also needed a smidge of change. I went with sheer plaid socks with yellow and purple stripes for a matchy-matchy feel.

The crossbody is essential to any outfit, including Sowon’s. She usually carries around a simple piece in a neutral shade. To match her outfit, however, I styled the idol in a pastel purple piece. The compact bag is designed with pleats, echoing the volume of the skirt of the dress.

Matching Sun Necklace and Earrings

A’ROCH - 925 Sterling Silver Sun Pendant Necklace CHOSI - 925 Sterling Silver Sun Stud Earrings

Sowon doesn’t accessorize much, but I chose these minimal silver accessories to add a luxe and elegant touch to her outfit. The geometric design of GFriend’s latest logo is rather reminiscent of a sun, so the necklace and earrings are a subtle nod to her group!

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