We’re all in the same predicament. We have so many Korean dramas to watch but have so little time. These days, a drama that’s gaining popularity in Korea and on Netflix is Private Lives. Starring Girls’ Generation member Seohyun and Go Kyung-pyo as the main characters, the show has attracted fans thanks to its unique plot on swindlers and the polished looks of the female stars. Keep scrolling for ways to cop Seohyun and Kim Hyo-jin’s style with affordable shopping picks.
Many of us tend to go for simplicity and just wear a single necklace. But as Seohyun proves, you can layer two chain necklaces and a pendant and still look sleek, not gaudy. The trick is to go with similar coloured metals and opt for minimalist necklaces of varying lengths that complement each other.
To help you take the guesswork out, many brands have curated sets and created designs that mimic the look of layered necklaces. Case in point: this gold-toned Accessorize piece.
Athleisure has been an enduring trend thanks to its combination of comfort and fashion. But if you want to look more stylish than slouchy, ditch the oversized sweater and pick up a cropped top and matching pants set, like Seohyun did in the drama. This is also a tip that tracksuit lovers out there can adopt to elevate your wardrobe.
Seohyun’s style veers on the side of being feminine and approachable. We particularly love the balloon sleeves on her top as it softens her overall styling.
Besides the billowy sleeves, we love how the wood-effect buttons accentuate the retro quality of the floral print and square neckline. This blouse is also part of Pomelo’s Purpose collection, which is made with eco-friendly materials or methods.
When it comes to accessorising, we often think of jewellery, bags and shoes. Headwear, unfortunately, is neglected as we throw our hair into a simple ponytail or bun and call it a day. Take a leaf out of Seohyun’s book and wear a hat to complete your outfit.
A nautical cap, like the one Seohyun sported, not only adds style points, but it also doesn’t push the strands down. This means that you can remove the cap whenever and not be greeted with flat, limp hair. This hat style won’t tug on hair strands, which can result in premature hair fall.
A blazer instantly jazzes up even the most casual tee-with-jeans combo, so it’s a great piece to have on-hand for last-minute meetings. Instead of the usual cotton or silk pieces, why not opt for a leather/PVC one like Seohyun’s to add an edge to your outfit?
Faux leather can make any outfit look edgy. Plus, faux leather is definitely more wearable in Singapore’s hot weather compared to real leather.
Besides Seohyun, Kim Hyo-jin, seen here with a ruched floral dress, was another character whose style had really caught our eyes. We love the tropical holiday vibes of this off-shoulder dress. This is a great way to show some skin while keeping yourself most covered up.
Whispers & Anarchy is a Singapore-based fashion label that prides itself on quality, comfortable clothing made by female Balinese artisans. Wear this kaftan dress on its own for an oversized look or have the waist cinched with a belt.