Many of us would have started heading back to the office, now that the Singapore government has eased workplace restrictions. Unfortunately, this means that we’ll have to ditch loungewear for more presentable and office-appropriate outfits. Buh-bye for now, cozy cami and co-ord sets.
No idea what stylish workwear looks like anymore? Check out these style inspirations from Korean celebs – including Son Ye-jin, Blackpink’s Jisoo and Suzy Bae – for two week’s worth of office outfits.
Whether she’s playing Yoon Se-ri in Crash Landing On You (2019) or living her best life with Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin always serves up chic looks that are easy to style. You can easily recreate the look with a black top (which you’ll likely already own) and a tulle skirt. We chose understated diamond studs and a pendant necklace to bling up the simple outfit pairing.
A sharp co-ord suit never fails and Mamamoo’s Hwasa is aware of that. So take a leaf off the stylish singer’s page, pick up a tailored suit of your own and finish the look with a plush white clutch and black boots.
As we enter the warmer months, it is time to lean into spring and summer colours starting with yellow like Blackpink’s Jisoo. Opting for darker bottoms will ensure that you won’t look like a walking banana. Finish the look with a versatile brown tote.
Scroll through Her Private Life (2019) and When the Weather Is Fine (2020) actress Park Min-young‘s Instagram and you’ll find that her style is actually really accessible and easy to emulate. This one, for example, features a comfy cardigan top, a pair of trousers and a purse that can hold your work essentials. A dependable pair of flats will help you ease into the transition back to the office.
2021 is a busy year for Girls’ Generation member Sooyoung as she stars in romcom movie New Year Blues and TV series So I Married An Anti-fan. Off-screen, Sooyoung always shares her style sensibilities that are a combination of classic silhouettes with street style elements. Replicate her look with a similar tweed blazer, white shirt with bow detail, wide-leg jeans and black boots.
Last seen in Private Lives (2020) opposite actor Go Kyung-pyo, singer-actress Seohyun’s style can be described as polished and feminine. Take this monochromatic pink outfit here that plays with varying textures. If fuchsia is too attention-grabbing for you, we recommend going with blush pink instead with a blazer, halter neck satin dress, handbag and slip-on mules. Your outfit for Wednesday is settled.
Owing to her model background, actress Lee Sung-kyung always knows how to pull off stunning looks that don’t look overdone or difficult to execute. To recreate this look, pick up a pink tweed dress and accessorise with drop earrings, an heirloom watch and black sandals.
For the adventurous, tap on Start-Up actress Bae Suzy and cop her take on clashing prints. The key is to select pieces that are of similar colour or tonal family. In this case, Suzy’s outfit centres around yellow and warm tones.
Known for her roles in The Heirs (2013) and Memories of the Alhambra (2018), Park Shin-hye shows how to pull together a quick outfit without losing any style points. Here, she sports a beige jumpsuit with a pink cardigan hung around her shoulders, a patterned crossbody bag and white heels.
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