K-pop is huge right now–period. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably at least heard about BTS, the 7-member mega-boy group that’s been dominating American airwaves over the last couple of years.
Another name that’s definitely been heard around the world is Blackpink, the female quartet that has released some of the catchiest songs you’ve heard on the radio and Tiktok. They’re the ones behind such hits as “Whistle”, “Boombayah”, and the viral “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du”.
Lauded by Vogue Magazine as the “biggest K-pop girl band on the planet”, the members of Blackpink have, both as a group and individually, amassed a huge following on social media and on various streaming platforms, being the most-subscribed music act overall on Youtube and the most-followed girl group on Spotify as of the time of this writing.
Their influence also extends to fashion, with each member serving as global ambassadors for various luxury brands. Of the four, though, it’s Jennie Kim, one of Blackpink’s rappers and vocalists, that is widely considered to be Korea’s It Girl. If you’ve always wanted to dress like a K-pop star, this is the article for you. Here’s how to emulate Jennie’s chic-meets-street everyday style, including what essential everyday jewelry pieces to include in your outfits:
Athleisure is always a good idea
When she’s not selling out stadiums all over the world, Jennie is usually in the practice room with her members, refining their moves in order to give better performances. This means that the members of Blackpink practically live in athleisure, and take to the comfy style like it’s a second skin.
One of the best things about athleisure wear today is that it isn’t just comfortable–it’s also incredibly versatile. No one can stop you from wearing a cozy hoodie or a pair of joggers out, but give it a twist like Jennie does by pairing a relatively casual piece with something a little dressier. Who says your joggers can’t go with a nice blazer, or that a pair of classic sneakers can’t be worn with your favorite mini-dress? It’s effortless yet quirky, and always undeniably cool.
Show off that midriff
Some women can’t live without a reliable white button-down. See Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, for example, or Kendall Jenner.
Jennie, though? The girl can’t go without her crop tops. Indeed, her wardrobe is stocked with crop tops in a wide variety of styles, from baby tees to long-sleeved knit numbers. Jennie also knows how to play with her proportions, usually pairing these crop tops with light-wash denim jeans in looser cuts or cargo pants.
Layer your jewelry
Jennie has been one of the ambassadors for luxury brand Chanel since 2017, and she often wears jewelry from their subsidiary, Chanel Fine Jewelry. In her downtime, though, she prefers small and dainty pieces, from the occasional pendant hanging off a thin strand, to minimalist, unadorned rings on multiple fingers.
She’s a big fan of layering necklaces of different lengths together, which you can easily do with one of Honeycat Jewelry’s gold necklace extenders. The California-based brand’s necklace extenders, available in 14k gold or rose gold, helps you lengthen your existing necklaces so that you can mix and match them for different looks. While you’re at it, you may also want to consider picking up a few thin strands from Honeycat Jewelry and wear them together like Jennie does in many of her Instagram posts.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match
In general, Jennie’s style is defined by the way she mixes cute pieces with streetwear staples. She’s mastered the art of dressing up a casual item, such as a pair of jeans or a hoodie, layering them with blazers or leather jackets, for example. Conversely, she’s also great at dressing down formal pieces such as mini dresses and tailored pants with laidback loungewear or a pair of sneakers.
It’s an excellent way to play with your clothes and present yourself in a different way than you would normally. Part of Jennie’s appeal as a fashion inspiration is the fact that she absolutely loves dressing up and having fun with her clothes, and that’s definitely a philosophy worth emulating.