Travel restrictions aren’t fun, but the silver lining of staying in is entertaining ourselves to a YouTube marathon of K-pop music videos after a day of laying out under the sun while sipping cold brew coffee and eating ice cream. Sweet, but not overly saccharine, BLACKPINK’s newest collaboration with Selena Gomez was worth the wait.
“Ice Cream” fuses high fashion, colour, athleisure and flirty sex appeal that reflects the cheeky spirit of summer’s last days. If you were wondering what was up with the Lizzie McGuire-esque aesthetic, it’s derived from the high teen style, a modernised take on the ‘90s and early ‘00s aesthetic that is popularised by Jennie.
With a diversity of styles from whimsical, sporty and sweet, it reflects each members’ personalities alongside Gomez’s spunkiness. As a feast for the eyes, we can never get tired of looking at this Selpink video. Starring the hottest names in fashion from Lirika Matoshi to Dior, we can’t get past the fluffy tops, corsets and Lisa’s tie dye jweats (jean sweatpants).
As much as we’re craving for a cone of freshly cold ice cream, we’re currently salivating over these fun pieces to jazz up our closets:
Hailing from the UK, Clio Peppiatt is not to be missed out on. Featuring dreamy pastels and a sizzling Swarovski neckline trim, this beaded dress is born to make you dazzle the night away. Though Jennie’s exact version from GCDS but you can channel the same vibe here with this dress. Get the songstress' full look with Chanel logo earrings and platform sandals.
As a PUMA ambassador, Sel knows how to sizzle the screen in a black and white unitard. Though her exact version is rare (Easter Egg not intended), we found a similar version in a Rosé approved pink unitard with white piping. Style it with a visor and cat eye sunglasses.
Repurposed from old sports jerseys, this Thai designer is not to be missed out on. Fusing sex appeal and athleticism, this off-the-shoulder corset features structured boning to give you a snatched waist while showing off your gym-toned shoulders and arms. Chill like Lisa by pairing it with a white cheerleader A-line skirt, argyle print socks and chunky sneakers. Though each piece is one of a kind, there are plenty of designs you can pick from the designer’s website.
Similar to Vivienne Westwood’s iconic corset, Williams’ version is equally playful, kitschy and sexy with a Dalmatian plastered on the centre. Featuring structured boning for a super cinched waist, square neckline gives the illusion of bigger and voluminous cleavage. Make it sweet like Rosé by pairing it with a poof-y skirt for extra girly glamour.
If you haven’t heard of this cult UK-based designer, it’s time to give Fluffy a follow. Famed for her crochet designs, Lulu, the brand’s founder, got the girls drooling over her daisy crochet cardigans, two pieces and rainbow crochet dress. Among all the designs we love, Rosé’s green crochet daisy skirt is one the many styles that is available since most of them are sold out. Wear it over a one piece to the beach or with a white tee for coffee.
Though Jisoo and Jennie’s cherry motif baubles run the risk of looking kiddie, their sweet and sexy spin on the childhood motif is proof that we, too, can pull off the high teen look. Style these earrings with a beret, cardigan, crop top and A-line miniskirt to channel Jisoo’s flirty feminine vibe. You can also pair it with the brand’s chain chokers, too.
In contrast to the sweet fruit and candy jewellery previously, the ladies of BLACKPINK also love chunky chains. When styled with a pearl necklace, it looks best when you wear mixed metals like Lisa, who wore gold and silver chains.
Straight out from the ‘90s to ‘00s, this modern iteration of the childhood staple is coming back in style. Wear it over a pair of high-waisted black shorts like Jisoo or pair it with a two piece tweed skirt suit for a younger spin on the old lady classic.
Lisa’s predilection for one-shouldered anything is actually a doable hack when you tuck one sleeve behind your shoulder. A favourite among BLACKPINK and their stylists, GCDS has made its name for its quirky ‘90s inspired aesthetic, which harks back to the era’s obsession with cropped mohair sweaters (think Liv Tyler in Empire Records). Though a sweater looks out of place in our weather, you can wear it on cooler days like Lisa with a camisole or bustier and jeans.
While the girls wore this Korean jeweller’s baubles throughout the video, our top pick is Jennie’s heart sugar jelly ring. In an array of rainbow, you can take your pick to add some colour to your look. Wear more than one ring on three of your five fingers or mix it up with your rings.
As much as we love the real diamond chokers, you can cop a good dupe by AREA, who happens to be one of the go-to designers of the members. You can channel your inner Jisoo when you style it with a black and white babydoll dress with ankle boots.
This one is pretty indulgent but snaking around the wrists tightly, the Serpenti watch is proof that it goes with just about anything when we saw it paired with Lisa’s faux fur purple coat. Throw on some sass and attitude when you style it with a Lisa-approved puffy sleeved dress.