Wanna try the ‘romantic chic’ trend? Here’s how! | All images: Me-In.kr
The Koreans are obsessed with looking like the French apparently.
They’re poles apart when it comes to beauty of course – French people love wearing as little makeup as possible – but when it comes to fashion, the minimalist and sophisticated French aesthetic is so popular among the Koreans that they have invented an offshoot style called “romantic chic”.
Korean women, whose petite frames are not always suitable for pulling off the tomboyish “French chic” consisting of a simple white shirt and jeans, prefer to give the illusion of elongated height, longer legs and a more feminine yet sophisticated vibe.
Wanna look like them? Here are 9 easy ways to nail the look.
TIP #1. Judicious use of sheer
Use sheer sparingly on strategic body parts to create the illusion of a longer body
TIP #2. Lace, lace, lots of lace!
Nothing screams “feminine” louder than this delicate lightweight material
TIP #3. Go for above-the-knee skirts
Show off more legs to give the illusion of added height
TIP #4. Keep an eye out for delicate fabric
These soft pieces go with almost anything in your wardrobe
TIP #5. Be discreet about ribbons and ruffles
Don’t go crazy with them, the point of adding ribbons and ruffles is to subtly enhance to your outfit, not turn it into a Lolita look
TIP #6. Make the feminine blouse do double duty
Wear these with jeans, shorts or pencil skirts – they’re perfect for the office and on weekends
TIP #7. An easy fuss-free day bag
Think like the French: Carry ONLY the essentials
TIP #8. Don minimalist heels for added height
Showing off more skin in the feet area helps to add more height
Shop the heels here
TIP #9. Finish off with feminine flats
The same rules apply: Simple straps or bows add a casual and dainty touch
Shop the pointy shoes here