My style changed after watching K-Dramas
I am 6ft 2", slim built with a keen sense for fashion, art, an affinity for minimalism and korean drama.
I wouldn’t say i’m obssessed, but i am impressed by the storylines and the AH-MAZING fashion that South Korean dramas present. And lets be clear, i’m talking about the fabulous bit that the upper echelon conglomerate women wear. The monochromatic pieces, the layered style, the well tailored dresses and jackets complemented by fabulous 5" louboutin heels. Not to mention, the stylish jewelry that perfectly suits the attire — minimalistic in nature, clean, simple yet stately. Is there any other way to live?! (Well yes, but keep up.)
After being introduced to k-dramas I started watching them everyday (Mind you, you kind of have to watch them for prolonged periods to grasp the storyline, given that some seasons are 46 episodes long — gash) and it was so eye-opening and entertaining.
So, I started paying keen attention to how some of the women dressed and began making changes to my own wardrobe. So here was my process:
I went on pinterest, downloaded some cute suit options that has its own kind of uniqueness such as a different cut in the jacket hem or zips were used instead of buttons or the buttons were subtle statement piece in and of itself.
I went to my favourite local fabric shops and got a a couple fabrics that mimicked linen/wool that has a very foreign name and I then brought those to my tailor (not seamstress! — It’s a personal bias. I like men sewing my suits, the end result it exactly how I want it) and he took about 1 month to make everything including fittings.
I pieced the suits with turtle necks or silk tops because I dont actually wear the jacket in its traditional sense Ijust drape it. I feel very much like Christine from Selling Sunsets with the Boss attitude.
Needless to say, I have gotten quite a bt of compliments on my style, thus far. I like a bit of edge and I stand out anyways because I’m so tall but also because the style is a diagonal step from what everyone else is wearing (Black and gray) and I want to establish my reputation as not just being excellent at my job but also because I want to establish my personal brand being an edgy, cool, fun, sexy yet professional.
So, k-dramas, thank you for shaping my sense of fashion and creating a direction for unapologetic boldness in my presentation and how I show up in various spaces everyday. There is a uniqueness that k-dramas bring to the screen and I am excited about learning the language instead of reading the english subtitles but moreso about embracing the evolution of my style and finding confidence in being unapologetically me.
PS: Watch The King: Eternal Monarch and It’s Okay Not To Be Okay. Thank me later.