By Awo Jama
From label swaps to group shifts and concept revampings, K-pop veteran HyunA has undergone a lot of changes in her 13-year career as an idol. It is fitting, then, that her style would undergo some reconstruction along with these life changes. Whereas the “Lip & Hip” singer’s off-the-clock looks leaned more towards the minimalist and classic K-fashion side in her earlier years as an artist, they now command center-stage, representing magnificent amalgams of patterns, aesthetics, and eras. To get a glimpse of the many styles the singer has donned off-stage, keep reading!
If there’s one thing the star has proven through her style, it’s that plaid and argyle aren’t reserved for boarding school uniforms. Through her playful pairing of knee-high socks with mini skirts and puffed-sleeved dresses with drawstring bags and sneakers, the all-rounder is able to add an element of fun into her wardrobe. To experiment with preppy looks like HyunA’s for yourself, try teaming our oversized v-neck sweater vest with a large white long-sleeved button up underneath; top the outfit off with black knee-high boots or thigh-high socks and black loafers.
Straight from Grandma’s Wardrobe
A conversation about HyunA’s style would be incomplete without raving about her signature grandma-esque looks. Blending vintage pieces with modern silhouettes seems to be the singer’s formula of choice, as she often opts to pair pieces reminiscent of decades past with trendy streetwear items. To try out this juxtaposition of new and old styles for yourself, wear our light beige cropped cable knit sweater with a floral midi skirt, crew socks, and your chunky sneakers of choice.
Back to the Basics
While many fans know and love HyunA for her eclectic, maximalist outfits, her more laidback looks should turn just as many heads, as the artist is able to masterfully put together stunningly chic ensembles with a handful of wardrobe staples. Neutral cardigans, mom jeans, tank tops, and strappy sandals are amongst the basic pieces that HyunA uses to pull off her rare but eye-catching minimalist fits. If you’re wanting to model your minimalist looks off of the icon’s, pair our asymmetric two-way cardigan with your favorite light wash mom jeans and heels.
Considering that HyunA is a working artist who likely spends most of her time in the studio or dance practice room, it makes sense that many of her outfits incorporate athleisure elements; comfort is key for long work days. Her go-to’s seem to be tanks, joggers, and sneakers, with the occasional zip-up hoodie or oversized tee thrown in. For those of you looking to take your off-duty looks to the next level like HyunA’s, try tucking our ruched string asymmetric long sleeve top into some neutral-colored oversized sweatpants (with the hems rolled up slightly); top the look off with some graphic crew socks and a pair of comfy sneakers.