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26 Pieces Of Clothing For Anyone Who Wants To Dress Like They're In A K-Drama

Maybe we can't all have the luxurious wardrobe of our fave K-drama characters but that doesn't mean we can't still have their amazing fashion sense.

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Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women's.

1. A sturdy canvas tote bag to haul essentials for long days or long trips! Tote bags are seen a lot especially for college student characters like Kang Mi-rae from My ID is Gangnam Beauty.

Art & Culture, TreeOnTheCornerShop / Etsy

TreeOnTheCornerShop is a small biz that sells different types of handbags.

Get a tote from TreeOnTheCornerShop on Etsy for $32.39 (available in four colors).

2. A pair of retro boyfriend denim overalls for a summery dose of whimsy to your looks. These will make you feel like you should be off picking berries or painting in an arts class.

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Promising review: "I am downright obsessed with these overalls. These are a dream. They are REAL denim, and they have that perfect slouchy farm-girl look that I have been looking for for over a year. When I first got them, they had a very slight denim smell but after one wash and a couple wears, I can’t smell it at all! If you’re looking for slouchy, boyfriend-fit overalls, these are perfect." —kvonkaenel

Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in four colors).

3. A formal, flowy blouse that still has lots of personality, whether it's through ruffles, fancy sleeves, or patterns — our K-drama heroines don't settle for basic! These are perf when you feel like being super dressy or have a work meeting and want to dress the part. If you're looking for a blouse like the one Kim Mi-so, a literal secretary from What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, is wearing below, this one is pretty similar!

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Love Bonito is an Asian woman-founded biz whose mission is to help women shine in clothes that unabashedly express them.

Get the jacquard puff-sleeve top from Love Bonito for $52.90 (available in sizes XS–XL and in three colors) and the other two from Amazon: the mock neck blouse for 6.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and 34 styles) and the bowtie-neck blouse for 16.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in 25 styles).

4. A dressy vintage-style floral skirt to pair with your fancy blouse and take your fashion up a notch! You'll look so royal no one will be able to touch you.

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This has pockets!!! One reviewer also said they felt like walking art in it LOL. Pair it with a petticoat for more flair.

Promising review: "I ordered this skirt because I wanted to try something different. Never in my mind did I imagine that I would fall in love with this skirt!!! It has a high waist and it has pockets!!! One on each side and the fit for me was perfect. I was never really into high-waisted skirts, however this one has changed my mind!! It fit just right; it fell where it was supposed to and I have worn it out and have gotten many compliments on it. Most skirts like this don't have pockets...the pockets are a plus!! Love this skirt and I intend on buying another one. You can pair this with so many things and so many colors." —Crystal Sampler

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 20+ designs).

5. An oversized blazer that's a staple for K-drama heroines in the work field, like you'll see in Start-Up and Descendants of the Sun, and will become a become a stylish work staple for you too!

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Promising review: "This jacket is far better quality than I expected. It's actually silky to the touch and seems to resist wrinkles. Although it came in a small package, and I thought it would be wrinkled, it was perfect flat and wrinkle free. The fit is perfect. Looks a lot more expensive than it is. I already got compliments on it, and I only wore it once. I'm thinking of buying other colors." —dee mazur

Get it from Amazon for $26.68+ (available in sizes S–XXL, plus sizes 12–18, and in 10 colors).

6. Or a cute work-friendly cropped blazer and skirt set if you want to dress like our beloved rich heroines but don't have the budget for Chanel (*cries*). Your friends and co-workers will be so jealous of your fashion sense! Plus, since it's a set, dressing up will be an easy one-step process.

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If you want something in a more neutral color, this lovely set comes in both a gentle beige and muted white perfect for everyday! Excuse me while I go order both.

Both Etsy shops are small businesses selling pretty clothes and accessories like sweaters, dresses, and bags — ElanStudioLLC is based in Virginia and Sarnoon is based in China.

Get them from Etsy: the blue set from ElanStudioLLC for $80 (available in sizes S–L) and the beige set from Sarnoon for $38 (available in sizes S–L and in two colors).

7. A roomy denim jacket for your casual day fits like our sweetheart Moon Gang-tae! You can also pull this on when it gets a little too chilly in the evenings. Want something with an even more classic look like his? Levi's jean jacket is as close as it gets!

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Promising review (for the roomy jacket): "Love this jacket! Pretty sure I wear it four to five times a week. Love the oversized fit, not too large that it looks ridiculous. Has four functional pockets (two outside and two inside) which are really nice. I’m able to fit my phone, keys, and wallet easily without looking bulky. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would!" —Moni W

Get them from Amazon: the roomy jacket for $32.99+ (available in sizes S-L and six styles) and the Levi's jacket for $54.12+ (available in sizes XS–4X and 15 colors).

8. A luxe-looking cross-body bag, which is the go-to for literally every K-drama character on a day or night out. A sleek bag = quick way to spruce up your fit and look expensive 😉.

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FernworksAustralia is a small biz that makes unique handmade vegan leather goods like handbags and passport covers.

Promising review: "High quality, beautiful bag. Very minimal, chic, and great size. Fast shipping too." —Raquel

Get it from FernworksAustralia on Etsy for $56.85 (available in four colors).

9. A pair of high-rise relaxed Levi's jeans that are the pinnacle of comfort — K-drama characters are all about breathable comfort! Pair them with tucked-in shirts and that crossbody bag like Ahn Jeong-ha from Record of Youth for more effect.


FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

Promising review: "I loved the dark blue denim I chose! They feel so high quality. They're a bit stiff so you do have to break them in, but I prefer that because my stiffer jeans seem to last longer. They fall at my ankle perfectly. I sized up because the reviews recommended I do so, and I'm glad I did because they fit really well! They're an absolute staple — comfortable and the style is so in right now! Very pleased with my purchase, especially because this style of jeans usually retail for around 90+ dollars elsewhere." —Jade

Get it from Amazon for $48.79+ (available in sizes 24–44 and six colors).

10. Even better, pair the jeans with an oversized button-down cardigan! We've established that K-drama characters love oversized, breathable fits like you see below, and that's great for everyday wear, really!


Promising review: "Size up if you want an oversized look. Honestly, I bought this cable knit cardigan after the release of Taylor Swift’s Folklore album. I was inspired by her song, yes you guessed it, "Cardigan." This cardigan was ideal for me. I adore the off-the-shoulder look. The cable knit gives it a cozy, warm touch but once worn as an off the shoulder, it gives it an added sexy look. I’ve only machine washed it and haven’t dried it yet. I don’t regret purchasing a medium. After the first wash, it’s still held its shape and texture well. The buttons weren’t super cheesy, but I don’t need to unbutton to wear it. I loved this so much, I bought another in gray." —Set A.

For a more lightweight summer-appropriate option, check out this button-down cardigan instead. Remember to size up for an oversized fit.

Get it from Amazon for $32.98+ (available in sizes S–XL and 11 colors).

11. A soft vintage-style nightgown so you can float about like you're in a fairytale and channel Ko Moon-young vibes.

story tv, Simple Retro

Simple Retro is a woman-owned-and-designed small biz with a passion for vintage and retro clothes ranging from the '50s to the '80s. Eighty-seven percent of their workers are women and they ensure ethical factory working conditions.

Get it from Simple Retro for $69.99 (available in sizes XS–L).

12. A bold and colorful oversized hoodie that'll brighten up your streetwear a bit, especially for days when you're in a good mood. The pink one from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo is pretty cute (this one's very similar)!

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Promising review (for pink hoodie): "Very comfy! This is my favorite hoodie! Soft and comfortable, I bought a size bigger as I like the oversized look. Washes very well." —Asos Customer

Get the red hoodie from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and in 25 colors, including pink) and the bubblegum pink hoodie from Asos for $33.15 (available in sizes S–XL).

13. A super cute denim pinafore to layer over your fave shirts and tees and be summer-ready like our K-drama heroines!

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For a non-denim pinafore, check out this one!

Promising review: "This is a unique dress. I’ve never owned an overalls dress and I liked the way it looked. I wasn’t disappointed after it arrived. It fits well and is quite comfortable. It pairs well with a simple T-shirt. It’s one of my most beloved dresses now. I will add that it does have a little stretch to it and the straps are adjustable." —B. Norman

Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and three colors).

14. A timeless and romantic pastel pink linen dress so even when you're just sleeping, you'll still wake up looking like a million bucks the way Ko Moon-young does.

Story TV, Loud Bodies

Loud Bodies is a woman-owned small biz that specializes in ethically produced sustainable clothing of all sizes.

This dress is a linen/cotton mix, which means it is not stretchy, but gets softer with every wash, and has a relaxed fit, which is great for bed and for moving out and about.

Bonus — each dress comes with a complimentary slip dress (although you can opt out of it if you already own one you love, for sustainability reasons).

Get it from Loud Bodies for $230 (available in sizes XXS–10XL as well as in custom options, and in beige, white, and black, green, and terracotta pink).

15. A versatile plaid shirt you can layer over a basic tee, button up, tuck in, or wear with the sleeves rolled up — there are so many ways to style one and K-drama characters know it!

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Promising review: "This is exactly what I wanted to complete an outfit. Fits perfectly and exactly as expected. Long enough to tuck in without having so much fabric that it puffs out the waist of your pants. Soft material and cute shirt. Overall, very pleased." —bam2407

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL, 16 Plus–28 Plus, and in 30+ colors).

16. An oversized bomber jacket that'll cement your status as the ultimate fashion trendsetter on the block. To perfect your street look, layer over hoodies like Itaewon Class' Park Sae-ro-yi does! Choose the gray color to channel True Beauty's Han Seo-jun's look.

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Promising review: "This is the same jacket that service personnel have been relying on for years. It has a good fit, very lightweight and absolutely keeps the heat in and the wind out. I bought a black one and a green one. Loaded with pockets, also reversible, inside out facing liner for high visibility. It's a great jacket for the price." —CPB

Get it from Amazon for $43.99+ (available in sizes XXS–9XL and in eight colors).

17. Pair the jacket with cargo pants because it'll tell everyone you know how to do streetwear, switch things up, and be at ease at the same time!


Promising review: "I bought these for work but they can also be upstyled for a super cute outfit. I got so many compliments on these and I love how many pockets there are. I meed these in another color." —Brianna

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and in 25+ colors).

18. A flowy dress perfect for a summer outing and for twirling round in when you're in a good mood.

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Promising review: "This was absolutely awesome for the price. It was a ridiculously comfortable dress that looked just the right amount of fancy for an anniversary party. I will absolutely be wearing this again! Got a ton of compliments. Also not too low cut like some of these style dresses can be." —Stacey

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in sizes XS–24 Plus and 42 colors).

19. An oversized knitted sweater vest so you'll be on-trend and totally fashionable this summer like your K-drama faves.

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Promising review: "I love this vest! It gives me a total vintage look. The sweater itself is already oversized, but I wanted a looser fit, so I went a size bigger, and I am happy with how it fits. Shipping did take longer, but it was very clear at the time of purchase the expected arrival date, so that wasn’t a surprise. I'm really thinking of getting more colors!" —Fani Giwa

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–L and nine colors).

20. An elegant long coat because if you've watched K-dramas at all, you'll know that everyone owns at least one! (Bonus points if it's beige — that shade in particular is heavily popular!) Plus, a long coat is just a great staple to have. These characters sure do know their fashion staples!


Promising review: "I recommend this! It's so nice! It's what I've been looking for to give a more professional-esque look when I go out to a nice place whether it's the mall or to have coffee or tea with a friend. It's more like a fall type of coat but you could get by with wearing a sweater underneath to keep you warm. I would buy this again in a black color, I love this camel/khaki color. The outside material is like wool or is wool, the lining is fleece/silky like the buttons and pockets are nicely placed. I love it! I recommend to anyone looking for something like this." —Chelsey Curtis

Get it from Amazon for $48.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL and in seven colors).

21. Or a plaid long coat like you see in Crash Landing on You and Radio Romance, A Piece of Your Mind, and more, as patterned long coats are also very popular and add a fun twist to your fits when everyone else looks the same in plain black ones (peep those cross-body bags again)!

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If you want an even more similar pattern to what Kim So-hyun in particular is wearing above, this plaid coat is super close!

Promising review: "I do like this coat a lot. After reading other reviews, I decided on the XL so that I could have plenty of hip room, and be able to button it. Not only is this coat good looking, it feels like good quality fabric, it has a nice lining, the length is just right, the pockets are placed nicely and are plenty deep, and the color is perfect. I am very happy with my purchase." —gmohio

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–XXL).

22. Pair your great coat with a turtleneck to really play the part of a rich CEO or chaebol who owns half the country. Turtlenecks are one of the most common tops K-drama characters layer their coats with, and the result is a super sophisticated, dignified look!

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FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

Promising review: "I was so happy with this turtleneck that I bought another! One in white and one in black. I’ve been watching a lot of Succession, and realized that if I want to convey more of a rich person chic look, I better get some turtlenecks. It fits well and is soft and not too tight around the neck, which is always an issue with turtlenecks. It is somewhat of a thin material, but is not see-through. It is thin and easy to wear under a coat or sweater.Amelia

Get it from Amazon for $15.24+ (available in sizes XS–XXL, 1X–6X, and in 15 colors).

23. A blazer and pants set when you want to look fashionable and put-together but still comfortable at your next work event (or even just at brunch).

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Promising review: "Pure and complete perfection. I love it since I saw it in the photograph. The color caught my attention and when it arrived, it was what I expected, super soft. The fabric is a little thin but nothing alarming, COMPLETE and absolutely recommended. I love it in the office, it is super comfortable to walk in." —Dani

Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in sizes S–XL and in four colors).

24. A striped pullover because it immediately makes you look all nice and dressed up without it looking like you tried too hard.

Eunwoo in two stills of true beauty wearing striped pullover in yellow-beige and black
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FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

Promising review: "This is a thin sweater that is best for spring or fall, or for indoor wear on a winter day, but I would not use it outdoors in the middle of winter. It fits perfectly, looks great, is made of a very soft and pleasant material, and seems like a terrific value for the price. I liked it so much I immediately ordered two more." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.71+ (available in sizes XS–XL, and in 30+ colors).

25. A skater skirt you can dress up for formal occasions and dress down for casual days (and dates 😉). Plus, with so many colors to choose from, you're bound to find several that you like!

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Pay attention to the numbers on the waistbands as they are different!

Promising review: "I've been buying these skirts for three years now, so I'm likely far overdue for a review so here I am! I've never had a Made by Johnny skirt that I haven't loved; they're good quality and they last like no other. I've owned about 20 of these in nearly every shade and have never been disappointed. I've only had to replace them due to weight loss and the ones I've passed down to friends are still as beautiful and flowy as the day I received them. I truly ALWAYS come back to this brand and skirt whenever I know I need one or just want a new color. I cannot recommend these enough. Johnny's never let me down on being reasonably priced, beautifully colored, comfortable, and adorably flowy. To my plus-sized ladies, look carefully for the larger waistband that are on some of these! It truly helps with the high waisted feel/look." —Sydney

Get it from Amazon for $11.45+ (available in sizes XS–3XL, and in 30+ colors).

26. A denim button-down, which is a fashion must-have to give your fits an easy-peasy breezy next-door look! Style it loose with a white tee or tucked-in with a black tee.

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For a more affordable option, get this denim button-down from Old Navy for $25 (available in sizes XS–XXL and in regular, tall, and petite).

Promising review: (for the Levi's denim shirt): "I'm so glad I bought the Ultimate Western shirt. I wanted it for a long time and finally bought it. It looks so cute on and gives a great fashion statement when worn with just about anything. I have several colors of Levi's jeans that I wear my shirt with, and get lots of compliments on it from friends and strangers alike." —lindasuehoo

Get it from Amazon for $35.07+ (available in sizes XS–4XL, in plus size, and in eight colors) or from Levi's for $59.50 (available in sizes XS–XL, 1X–3X, and in three colors).

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