Looking Back at K-Pop Holiday Outfits

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In the blink of an eye, Christmas and New Year’s festivities have passed us by. If, like me, you’re not ready to let go of the holidays just yet, take a final moment to indulge in Christmas spirit by looking back at festive outfits from some of our favorite K-pop idols – as seen on Instagram! What’s more, you can recreate these versatile and stylish looks, which will serve you well throughout the rest of the winter months.


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IU wears this super cozy get-up while decorating her Christmas tree on an episode of IU TV. The singer’s funky take on the classic ugly Christmas sweater features a colorful graphic print and “GOODNIGHT” lettering, which she styles with blue-and-red plaid pants, an off-white fleece beret and a pair of black house slippers. She incorporates some femme touches to build on the relaxed pieces, such as dainty gold bow earrings, a bold red lippie and braids weaved throughout her wavy hair.

Lee Su-hyun

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Lee Su-hyun also rocks a Christmas outfit on her YouTube channel in a holiday makeup video she filmed alongside Lee Hi. Her outfit consists of similar elements to IU’s, such as a beret and red knitwear, only her beret is a more minimal black one, and her red knit is a chunky ribbed cardigan embellished with embroidered gold lettering. She layers her cardigan over a simple yet cutesy white Peter Pan collar blouse, which is accompanied with darling pearl hoop earrings.


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Dara sports a holiday look from her cover video with iKON’s Jay. Posing next to a Christmas tree, she wears a pussy-bow blouse, an open-front cropped red cardigan and a buckled red plaid mini skirt. She tops things off with a fun reindeer antler headband (which is replaced with a large red hair bow in the last pic of the carousel) and heart-shaped glitter around her eyes!


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No style inspo list would be complete without a mention of resident K-pop fashionista Jennie from BlackPink. Her Instagram feed offers not one but two Christmassy get-ups! In her first set of pics captioned “Merry Christmas My Loves,” she goes for an innocent, girlish aura with a puff-sleeve babydoll dress adorned with allover rose print, while her hair is clipped neatly to the side and tied up in a high ponytail.

In her second set of pics, Jennie professes her love for strawberry season in an all-green ensemble of an oversized V-neck mint sweater and matching gingham trousers. The preppy, color-coordinated outfit is perfected with a heart-pendant necklace as well as gold-toned earrings and stacked rings.


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Lia from ITZY dons subtle holiday-inspired wear with a mint short-sleeve chenille top similar to Jennie’s, a pleated black mini skirt and chunky Chelsea boots with a slightly reddish hue – a put-together look that’s suitable for a wide range of occasions! Like Dara, she accessorizes with a dollish black hair bow that brings to mind large bows on beautifully wrapped presents.


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Krystal has always been the queen of simple, chic style, so it’s no wonder that she opts for a low-key Christmas outfit. Although it’s mostly monochromatic, consisting of a plush black faux fur jacket, a casual black ribbed-knit beanie and a timeless cream fringed scarf, her bright watermelon-colored turtleneck shines through.


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The other Jung sister, Jessica, is similarly known for her fashion sense, which is always pristine and effortlessly luxe. The sisters are clearly in sync for holiday wear. Like Krystal, Jessica dons a collared faux fur jacket but in her signature color, which she styles with white everything – from her fitted tee to her wayfarer sunnies and T-bar heels. She grounds the look in stitch-trim, boot-cut jeans in a dark blue wash for a girl-next-door appeal that counteracts her ice princess vibes.


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On the opposite end of the spectrum, Solar, who’s always daring with her sartorial decisions, reveals a super colorful ensemble in her Christmas Day post. The Mamamoo member starts with a muted brown turtleneck as her base, but layers an orange V-neck sweater on top, paired with an equally saturated blue-and-green fringed midi skirt. Her slouchy, pointed white boots matches her white purse, while the patterned blue scarf on her bag echoes the colors of her skirt. Solar mixes warm, familiar textures and prints with refreshing, springtime hues for a unique, fashion-forward holiday look.

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