To date, I have done quite a number of lookbooks, fashion try-on hauls and styling videos on Youtube
. I've always been interested in fashion and I love expressing myself through the clothes I wear. My favourite style in general is K-fashion and most of the time I like wearing casual and chic outfits while paying attention to small details like the print, texture, or cutting. From time to time, I also like wearing a pop of colour or something with loud and bold prints, so when it comes to fashion, I have a number of Korean celebrities I like to take fashion inspirations from because I think our fashion style is pretty close, and that includes f(x)'s Krystal, Blackpink's Jennie, and BTS's Taehyung.
When I create outfits for myself that are inspired by K-idols, it can be a complete dupe or replica of their outfit (especially for airport fashion where it's more casual and suitable for me), or it can be the overall vibe of it, or the colour palette they've gone with (for magazine shoots outfits, or stage outfits). As you all know, K-idols are heavily sponsored by luxury or designer clothing brands, so for today's blog post, I thought it'd be nice to share with you how I attempt to re-create 5 outfits worn by BTS's Taehyung (also known as V) without breaking the bank!
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Alright, so without further ado, let's start with outfit number one which is Taehyung's stage outfit for Comeback Show.
Despite being a stage outfit, this outfit is extremely simple to put together. The highlight of this outfit is definitely
the boxy, oversized black polo tee with white collar, therefore I was thrilled to be able to find a similar piece on Ezbuy! The two-toned denim jeans made the entire outfit look casual, and we can't forget his single long chain earring which he wore so very often during this period!
The polo shirt Taehyung wore has long sleeves, but mine is short which I like, since I live in Singapore where it's hot and humid all the time. I have a pair of two-toned denim jeans, but because I'm short and the top is already oversized and boxy looking, I decided to switch it out for a pair of high-waisted denim shorts instead to elongated my legs. To complete the look, I've also gotten a pair of his chain earrings and to show off my earrings, I have tied my hair up into a ponytail and I think it really complimented this whole casual look.
⤿ Boxy Polo Tee with White Collar (S$14)
⤿ 1 Pair of Chain Earrings (S$8)
Airport photos are the best to take fashion inspirations from because that's where you'll see idols in outfits they've styled on their own. So for outfit number two, I've went with this outfit Taehyung wore at the airport.
Needless to say, the highlight of this outfit is the clashing pattern prints. I have never thought of pairing gingham with florals but, for this blog post, I thought it will be fun to try out something out of my comfort zone!
Because I'm short, I tend to go towards high-waisted bottoms to elongate my legs, so instead of a mid-rise gingham trousers, I chose to go for this high-waisted gingham pants. For my blouse, I've chosen something with a feminine silhouette instead of the classic button-down style seen on Taehyung. I chose to ditch the necktie he was wearing because this clashing print is already too much for me to handle, and also because my blouse already has a pretty neckline.
⤿ Floral Shirt (S$10)
⤿ High-Waisted Gingham Pants (S$13)
My next outfit is from a magazine shoot as I wanted to get outfits inspirations from different places.
This outfit is again, another easy outfit to put together and I chose this one because Taehyung is very often seen rocking a striped, oversized button-down and pants. This combination looks semi-formal because of the black trousers, but at the same time it's a little laid-back and chic due to the fun colours and bagginess of the top.
To recreate this outfit, I simply went with this fun, pink striped blouse for girls. This top has a light material which seems similar to the ones Taehyung is often seen wearing. To complete the outfit, I simply paired it with a pair of black jeans. This outfit is definitely something I'd wear often because I love the oversized shirt x jeans combo!
⤿ Oversized Pink Striped Blouse (S$16)
⤿ Black High-Waisted Jeans (S$11)
The fourth outfit is an outfit Taehyung wore during an interview and I decided to re-create this look because I think it reflects Taehyung's style very well too.
The entire outfit is just black, but it has a few special points about it. First up is the mix of casual and formal pieces. Obviously, the formal piece is the black blazer which instantly makes the outfit pop, otherwise, it'll just look super casual with his black baggy T-shirt and wide-legged pants. Secondly, this outfit is topped with a new's boy cap (but it looks like a beret when it wear it the other way round), which gives the entire outfit a touch of Parisian feel. He is also wearing his chain earrings in this one so I like I that can use my earrings for two outfits.
I already have a black blazer and a black t-shirt at home because they are a wardrobe essential. So to complete this look, all I needed was that wide-legged pants with white stripe on the side, and a beret. If you're an ARMY, I'm sure you've seen the Ellioti beret around because Taehyung has worn it like three times maybe? I found a dupe for the Ellioti beret on Ezbuy so naturally I just went for it. These stripe pants are so easy to find on Ezbuy because they are so trendy at the moment.
⤿ Wide-legged Pants with White Stripe (S$11)
⤿ Ellitoi Beret (S$9)
The final outfit is one of my favourite outfits Taehyung has worn in a music video and it is this striking one from DNA music video!
The highlight of this outfit for me is the gorgeous royal blue hoodie. I love the whole "jersey" and sporty vibe going on as well as the overall red, blue and white colour palette.
To re-create this look, the first thing I sourced for was a blue hoodie. This is a cheapest one I could find that matches the whole colour palette and sporty vibe of the outfit! Taehyung wore a pair of long white pants with black stripes on the sides, but again, because I'm very short, I didn't want to drown myself in an oversized hoodie and baggy pants. So to make this work for me, I have chosen to go along with a pair of white shorts instead. I found this pair of white casual shorts with black stripes on the sides so it's literally just a "shorts version" of Taehyung's pants.
⤿ Blue, White and Red Hoodie (S$25)
⤿ Red Necktie (S$5)
⤿ White Casual Shorts with Black Stripe (S$5)
So those are my Taehyung-inspired outfits! I'm not gonna lie, it was quite a challenge to try and re-create Taehyung's outfits to make them work for myself. But overall, I'm really proud and happy of the outfits I've created and I had so much fun doing this! I'm hoping to do more so let me know if you wish to see me re-create any other idols' outfits!