Fashionista: Jeon Ji-hyun in ‘My Love From the Star’
There is a growing number of people today who watch Korea-made soap operas and listen to Korean hip hop and dance music. This recent uptick in media consumption has brought increased attention to elements of the nation’s mass media and content industry.
One of this year’s most-watched soap operas, SBS’s “My Love From the Star,” is the prime example of this, having launched various “cultural fads” across a variety of industries. For example, the combination of fried chicken and beer that actress Jeon Ji-hyun, in the role of the main heroine, was shown eating in the show has aroused what’s now called a “Chimaek Fever” in some parts of China, named for the Korean words for “fried chicken” and “beer.” Also, filming locations across Korea that were visited by the main characters during the show, — the Petite France theme park in Gapyeong, the N Seoul Tower in central Seoul, and more — are still seeing an endless flow of tourists.
Visitors’ interest, however, is not limited to food and travel. The clothing and accessories worn by the characters on-screen has taken fans by storm, too.
Starting with the very first episode, Jeon Ji-hyun has been putting on a splendid show. Her balanced style, with a modern, tailored jacket and a wide belt, gave her a slender look. She matched it with a knee-length skirt and thigh-high boots, perfectly mixing both the feminine and the chic.
A crisp white shirt, an indispensable staple in most closets, can help achieve this look. It is recommended to choose a pencil skirt, one that is light-colored and either knee-length or with a lace trim. It’s good to avoid skirts that are either too complicated or too simple in design. Instead, a jacket with a strong pattern is key to this look. The strong pattern itself is enough, and is encouraged to be worn with simple shoes and a simple handbag.
Following both modern and classic cues, Jeon Ji-hyun achieved a casual look with her flare skirts. The short flared skirt, cut above the knee, adds to the look. The neoprene material creates more wrinkles, helping it look more voluminous.
For those who would want to try this style, it looks better with a sweat shirt that comes below the waist line. It goes well with sneakers rather than high heels. It’s recommended to match the shoes with the socks, and to use laces and a cute design. Finally, complete the style with sunglasses in pop colors or else a small tote bag.
Along with clothing, the different hair accessories that Jeon Ji-hyun wore in each episode have also come under the limelight. A thick hair band was key to her simple, straight hair style, while a leather ribbon matched her baggy T-shirts, completing her tom boy look. In another episode, she showed a stylish hairdo, worn up with a sliver band, highlighting her femininity.
Finally, colorful hairpins created a natural, yet unique, look. With her bangs pinned back with a hair clip, she gave off an effortless air, but it still gave her a vibe that was bright and stylish.
*This article has been made possible through a partnership with K-Star Fashion.
By Lee Seung-ah
Korea.net Staff Writer