A very merry K-pop Christmas: style inspiration for every event

‘Tis the season for sweaters, sequins and other Hallyu-approved holiday getups

A very merry K-pop Christmas: style inspiration for every event
A very merry K-pop Christmas: style inspiration for every event
11 Mar 2015

A very merry K-pop Christmas: style inspiration for every event

With Christmas just around the corner, we reckon that most of you will have a variety of celebratory plans lined up over the next few weeks, which means: it’s time for some serious yuletide outfit inspiration. So whether you’re gearing up for a cosy indoor gathering or a swanky high-brow soiree, the stylish trendsetters of K-pop have set ensemble examples for us to follow:

For a glam ladies’ night out: Girls’ Generation-TTS in ‘Twinkle’
For a glam ladies’ night out: Girls’ Generation-TTS in ‘Twinkle’
11 Mar 2015

For a glam ladies’ night out: Girls’ Generation-TTS in ‘Twinkle’

We dare you gals not to turn heads when you’re painting the town red in a super sparkly frock like Tiffany, Taeyeon and Seohyun so flawlessly don here (can’t blame the shutterbugs in the video for going crazy). The trio even shows how to get ready like a princess: with dancing assistants traipsing up to you – still in curlers and a fluffy robe and already immaculately made-up – with a variety of stunning clothing and shoe choices.

For a wild Christmas in the club: 2NE1 in ‘I Am The Best’
For a wild Christmas in the club: 2NE1 in ‘I Am The Best’
11 Mar 2015

For a wild Christmas in the club: 2NE1 in ‘I Am The Best’

Now’s the perfect time to show off your love for intimidating metallic trimmings (Park Bom’s boob spikes, anyone?) and latex so tight one has to be poured into it as you shimmy to be the beat in your favourite night hotspot. The best accessory? A confident, badass attitude. Now say it with us all together, “Naega je-il jal naga! [I am the best!]”

For an atas black tie gala: Super Junior in ‘Spy’
For an atas black tie gala: Super Junior in ‘Spy’
11 Mar 2015

For an atas black tie gala: Super Junior in ‘Spy’

Guys who run in circles that believe in fundraisers and ballroom blowouts will know that it’s time to bust out those penguin suits. While we can’t all look like Choi Siwon or Lee Donghae, it’s hard to go wrong with a well-tailored tux and shiny shoes. And don’t worry: we don’t think anyone’s expecting you to burst into surgically precise dance moves with eight of your identically-dressed buddies.

For the office day festivities: 4Minute in ‘Whatcha Doin’ Today’
For the office day festivities: 4Minute in ‘Whatcha Doin’ Today’
11 Mar 2015

For the office day festivities: 4Minute in ‘Whatcha Doin’ Today’

Since sequins and glitter may be a tad OTT (over the top) for something that doesn’t take place afterhours, glossy lamé should do the trick as it’s festive enough without making you look too out of place when you return to your cubicle after clean-up. Oh, and we suggest staying away from the more revealing pieces (we’re looking at you, HyunA) if you don’t want to be the subject of water cooler gossip until Chinese New Year.

For a quirky themed costume party: Crayon Pop in ‘Lonely Christmas’
For a quirky themed costume party: Crayon Pop in ‘Lonely Christmas’
11 Mar 2015

For a quirky themed costume party: Crayon Pop in ‘Lonely Christmas’

While everybody shows up to that “Quintessentially Christmas” themed soiree as Santa/Santarina, an elf, or a reindeer (yawn), you can veer off the beaten, tinsel-laden path and go as a bow-wrapped present instead. If you’re feeling courageous enough (a few glasses of bubbly should do the trick), you can even sidle up to that crush you’ve been meaning to confess your feelings to, point to yourself and say, “Merry Christmas!” (if you know what we mean).

For a children’s celebration: TVXQ in ‘Balloons’
For a children’s celebration: TVXQ in ‘Balloons’
11 Mar 2015

For a children’s celebration: TVXQ in ‘Balloons’

If you’re a long-time fan, we’ll give you a moment to revel in the nostalgia of having all five members in one harmonious unit. (For those not in the know, following an infamous lawsuit in 2009, three members left to form separate group JYJ.)

Now then, if you have little ones in your life and have been tasked with taking them to their little pal’s Christmas party, why not have a bit of fun yourself and become their favourite grownup there with animal ear headbands and gigantic paw gloves? Don’t forget the balloons!

For a chic stay-at-home shindig: EXO in ‘Miracles in December’
For a chic stay-at-home shindig: EXO in ‘Miracles in December’
11 Mar 2015

For a chic stay-at-home shindig: EXO in ‘Miracles in December’

Unfortunately, those that reside in sunny Singapore don’t have the wondrous thing known as “sweater weather”, but hey, we do have powerful air conditioning. If you’re planning a little get-together in the comfort of your flat, try lowering the temperature down as far as you can go (maybe turn on a couple of fans for good measure) and bring out all the cuddly cable knits and wonderful woollies. As they say, there can be miracles when you believe (and are desperately creative).

For a post-holiday-breakup bash: Ailee in ‘I Will Show You’
For a post-holiday-breakup bash: Ailee in ‘I Will Show You’
11 Mar 2015

For a post-holiday-breakup bash: Ailee in ‘I Will Show You’

Just like the title of her song suggests, the skin-tight, sequined, shorter-than-short dresses are the ultimate getting-back-at-your-ex-for-letting-you-go uniform. Pair it with a tastefully embellished blazer for a regret-inducing (for the former flame, of course) touch of class as you mingle with the holiday party crowd, leaving him wide-mouthed and wondering about his life choices.

For the Boxing Day morning after…: G-Dragon in ‘Crayon’
For the Boxing Day morning after…: G-Dragon in ‘Crayon’
11 Mar 2015

For the Boxing Day morning after…: G-Dragon in ‘Crayon’

Being worn out and potentially hungover doesn’t mean you can’t look utterly fabulous as you bumble around the house half-dazed the next day. Take your cues from the Big Bang leader and his unabashedly pink “Wonder Woman” bathrobe and psychedelic-print pants. Swag not included.

Report a problem