K-Pop Fashion Inspiration: BTS’ “Blood Sweat & Tears” Music Video

These three looks don’t require blood, sweat, and tears to put together.

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K-pop (or Korean pop) is a genre that continues to grow in popularity even outside of its native South Korea. But K-pop has more to offer than just its catchy tunes. 

In terms of fashion, K-pop artists bring us unique, daring, and interesting looks that offer amazing inspiration. We’ve covered K-pop fashion on CF before, and now we’re adding to that series – after all, there’s so much more in the genre that’s worth covering!

I recently watched the “Blood Sweat & Tears” music video by BTS, a seven-member South Korean boy band, and it gave me some fun fashion ideas. Below, I’ve created three looks inspired by their style. 

Outfit 1: V’s Striped Pajamas 

Products: Blazer – ASOS, Jumpsuit – Nordstrom, Shoes – Charlotte Russe, Earrings – Forever 21

This look is a feminine twist on the outfit that V wears in the music video. Switch out the robe for a striped blazer, and instead of burgundy pants, try a jumpsuit for a cute and sophisticated look.

Because V doesn’t wear any shoes with that outfit, I kept it minimal with nude sandals. Due to the heavy religious imagery in the music video, I added the cross earrings for a finishing touch. If those aren’t in line with your beliefs, sub them for any dangly, jeweled earring.

Outfit 2: J-Hope and Velvet

If you are going for style AND comfort, J-Hope’s look is the perfect choice for inspiration. Not only are bomber jackets super in right now, they are so comfortable. Taking the trend even further, nothing could be better than a soft velvet bomber jacket.

Products: Bomber jacket – Forever 21, Top – H&M, Jeans – H&M, Shoes – Zappos, Rings – Forever 21 

Style this look with a simple tank top, solid-colored jeans, and some sneakers for a cool vibe. Bring the look to life with some accessories such as these rings (the arrow accent ties in with the music video!) 

Outfit 3: Jin in Black and White 

This is one of the most iconic moments in the music video, filled with drama and symbolism. In a more literal sense, black and white is a classic fashion color palette and great inspiration for a winter look.

Products: Blouse – H&M, Jeans – H&M, Shoes – Forever 21, Earring – Modalist 

Borrowing from Jin’s look, take a white blouse (the embroidered collar adds a fun touch) and style it with black skinny jeans and pointed booties. The wing ear cuff is a statement piece that completes this outfit. 

What Do You Think? 

Did you like the music video? Would you try these looks? Do you want to see more of these posts? Let me know in the comments below! 

9 thoughts on “K-Pop Fashion Inspiration: BTS’ “Blood Sweat & Tears” Music Video”

  1. oH MY GOD a BTS post. They are my absolute fave group of all time! Will definitely be pulling inspiration from these outfits (I already channel the boys style a LOT). Love it!

  2. These kpop stories kill me!! I literally moved to Korea because of this band and CF exposing me to kpop years ago. Please keep them up!!

  3. Love this! I’d like to see looks based on groups like Twice and SNSD, they have more members and more style variations (…I think that made more sense in my head, sorry – basically, what I mean is that each member has their own individual look, yet the group’s looks are still cohesive as a whole).

  4. I love the 3rd look! I also like look number 1, but I do fear that that silhouette is mostly suited for very tall people!

  5. I loved this music video also! The outfits looked great, and I hope to see more articles like this! I might try to wear outfit 3 tomorrow 🙂


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