K-Pop Fashion: Red Velvet ‘Bad Boy’ Music Video

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Check this Red Velvet bad boy outfit for the perfect look that’s sure to turn heads. This guide perfectly embodies the essence of their hit song, “Bad Boy.”

L-R: Wendy, Yeri, Irene, Joy, Seulgi

Red Velvet (레드벨벳) is a five-member South Korean girl group that produces equally colorful and sultry K-pop anthems. Comprised of members Irene, Seulgi, Joy, Wendy, and Yeri, the group made their debut in 2014 with Happiness, an upbeat bubblegum pop track.

Since then, Red Velvet has been taking the K-pop world by storm and is steadily becoming one of South Korea’s most accomplished idol groups. Their 2018 hit, Bad Boy, recently became their most-viewed music video yet, with over 202 million views at the time of writing.

Red Velvet 레드벨벳 'Bad Boy' MV

In celebration of this (and because Bad Boy is honestly one of my personal favorite K-pop tracks of all time), I’ve decided to mark the occasion by creating three looks inspired by the track’s bad-girl-energy music video.

Just as I did in my previous K-pop post, I’ll be selecting particular scenes from the music video and creating looks based on them.

Red Velvet's edgy femme-fatale dance break

So without further ado, stay tuned to find out how to get Red Velvet’s edgy, femme-fatale looks for yourself…

Red Velvet Bad Boy Fashion

Look 1 – Checkmate

RV members wearing a school uniform inside a tub while snowing
Red velvet in a tub on their checkered outfit

For this first look, I decided to recreate the music video’s opening scene outfits. Sitting pretty in a pink jacuzzi, the girls pair edgy accessories with check skirts for a tougher take on the traditional schoolgirl look.

To emulate this look, all the while making it more wearable for every day, I paired a monochrome check skirt with a simple crop top, black heeled boots, and matching accessories. If you’re feeling very daring, try swapping out the socks for a pair of fishnet tights. The edgier, the better, I say.

Simple crop top, black heeled boots, and matching accessories


Look 2 – Red or Dead

Seulgi on top of a table
Red velvet dance break

This look is the only one of three that I decided to copy directly, mainly because how cool is Seulgi’s outfit in this scene?

Though her pants are amazing, finding an appropriate dupe proved to be quite a difficult task! However, I scoured the internet and eventually found these gorgeous satin, wide-leg trousers with brace detailing. Paired with a simple cropped tee layered under a leather-look bralette, you have a killer party look that Seulgi would be proud of!

Seulgi Red Bad Boy Outfit Ideas


Look 3 – Bad Boy Down

Red Velvet's ultra-cool graphic tee outfits
Red Velvet's ultra-cool graphic tee outfits

This final look was inspired by Red Velvet’s ultra-cool graphic tee outfits. This scene sees the girls flawlessly execute Bad Boy‘s stellar choreography in front of a pretty pink set.

To get this casual and cool look for yourself, layer any graphic tee over a sheer or fishnet detail top. Complete the look with some denim shorts and comfy black sock boots for a very wearable #BadBoyDown outfit.

Red Velvet's ultra-cool graphic tee outfits


Listen to Red Velvet!

Did you know Red Velvet has an equally amazing English version of Bad Boy? Check it out below and listen to the band on Spotify!

What do you think of our Red Velvet Bad Boy fashion guide?

Wendy, Yeri, Irene, Joy, Seulgi walking on the middle of the road during snow with black their black outfit in their bad boy MV.

Which of these Bad Boy-inspired looks did you like the most? What’s your favorite RV track? Which K-pop groups or music videos should I cover next?

Sound off in the comments below. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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