It’s said to be one of the main problems among working women. Thinking of different outfits on a daily basis, can be a burden! How to dress smart and fresh during the 5 working days to go to the office, one might ask? Today, I will explore the costumes from 3 popular Korean TV dramas, "Why is Secretary Kim like that", "Back to 18" and "Take the True Heart" – we will learn from the characters in the stories and use the shortest time to transform yourself into a Koreans’ drama girl main character!
Written by: Karen Cheung｜Picture: "Why is Secretary Kim like that", "Back to 18", "Touching the Heart", "Romantic Physique"
LOOK 1 "WHY IS SECRETARY KIM LIKE THAT" PARK MIN YOUNG
CHIFFON TOP WITH HIGH WAIST SKIRT
We can say "Why Secretary Kim Is Like" to be straight-forward the most popular drama in Asia. Among them, Park Min Young, who plays Secretary Kim, has a high pony tail and a high-waisted slim-fitting skirt. The shirt set worn by Park Min-young in the series, is a standard OL style, giving people a professional and solemn vibe, but she balances classic lines of the suit with a variety of candy colours, long ties and ruffled tops. Now let’s be honest it really looks cute. It gives us a fresh vibe by emphasising the femininity. A very suitable look for daily wear at work.
LOOK 2 "BACK TO 18 YEARS OLD" KIM HA NA
A LOOSE FITTED SUIT
"Back to 18" it’s a masterpiece and the Korean drama goddess Kim Ha Na plays a reporter and a mother in the drama, so she will be more mature in terms of dressing. The mood that the suits give, is always dry and strict, but Jin Ha Na's suits are oversized, which makes her look more boyish making her stand out among the other characters.
LOOK 3 "BACK TO 18 YEARS OLD" KIM HA NA
Classic Tweed Jacket With Jeans
For every day wear, jeans seem to be the wright choice, being very useful in the workplace too! Kim Ha Na put on a must-have piece inspired from the Korean classic trends – a classic tweed jacket with jeans, and instantly the outfit stands out, showing the elegant timeless shape, just perfect for the workplace.
LOOK 4 "TOUCHING THE HEART" LIU YINNA
DOUBLE BRESTED CLASSIC JACKET
In the play, Liu Yinna turned switched from a top actress to a secretary. The twist in the chosen items is that they are more polished and oversized. Among the many outfits, standard OL suits are the long British style coats – we can honestly say they are the most suitable for daily wear at work. They are on the point and timeless. Imperious!
LOOK 5 "ROMANTIC PHYSIQUE" Cheon Woo-Hee
CASUAL SHIRT WITH JEANS
"Romantic Physique" tells the story of two 30-year-old girlfriends at work and personal life. In the play, Qian Yixi takes the classic direction when she chose to wear at the workplace casual shirts with jeans and high heels, although let’s admit it the looks are both fresh and feminine.