Korean couples seem to coordinate their outfits so well. I did some online research and found that couples usually match their wardrobes during special occasions such as their anniversary or Valentine’s Day. Some even do it whenever they go out together and that could be on a daily or weekly basis. Although, matching outfits are not just for couples in love, close best friends can also try to dress alike.
And to think that this sort of thing is very normal in South Korea fascinates me because here in the Philippines [and probably in some countries in the West], if you decide to match outfits with your significant other, people may deem you as “the weird and crazy couple that’s too obsessed with each other”. Unlike in South Korea, it’s such a natural thing to want to dress alike that no one would ever judge you if you do.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t match outfits just because you’re afraid of what other people might say! If you want to show off your relationship by being fashion forward, then go ahead! Odds are someone out there will notice how cute you guys look!
Here is Refinery29’s short documentary on Korean Couples fashion:
- Reign Gonzales
for photo sources, refer to: www.pinterest.com/rrrreign/couplez