As die-hard K-drama fans, we look to our favorite Korean actresses for inspo on anything and everything—from beauty, fashion, to yes, even food. Seo Ji Hye is inarguably one of our faves since she captured our hearts in that little series called Crash Landing on You, where she plays the stylish North Korean heiress Seo Dan. While we were completely enamored with her rich kid style on the show (have you seen her designer bags?), we wondered how Ji Hye actually dresses IRL.
So, we did a little digging and discovered a few things that point to a big proposition: Seo Ji Hye is a style star in the making. Her laidback personal style may be far from Seo Dan’s lavishness but she’s a fashion chameleon that could work just about any aesthetic. Don’t believe us? See for yourself!
She’s mastered the art of layering.
Ji Hye loves layering, and she often mixes pieces in different prints and colors. Plus we love how she isn’t afraid to experiment with boxy, masculine pieces like an oversized coat. Her combo of choice? A hoodie under a blazer!
She’s chic even casual pieces.
Here, Ji Hye proves how she can effortlessly style herself even while on vacation. Plus, we love how she chose the color black for her beach outing—it’s a dramatic sartorial statement.
She can pull off high fashion.
In this editorial for Allure Magazine, Ji Hye looks every bit the style icon she can become, as she can pull off anything from avant garde looks, like Moschino’s Picasso-inspired dress, to simple pieces like that LBD.
She can make a simple pantsuit look amazing.
By now, you’ve probably noticed that Ji Hye likes to keep things minimal. Pulling off such looks isn’t easy because you’ve to choose simple pieces that provide maximum impact. Here, Ji Hye finishes her black pantsuit, lined with contrasting white, with a sleek leather obi belt.
She can rock prints.
Although Ji Hye frequently piles on prints like tartan, checks, and stripes, on casual days, she’s also comfortable with experimenting with more elaborate prints like the chinoiserie-like printed tea-length dress above.
She can ace co-ords.
Co-ords are a fun and easy way to look chic, but we love how Ji Hye chose something that was a nod to Chanel’s tweed sets from the '90s. She proves that you can wear them to evening affairs, too, if you choose a moody color like black.
She’s got a go-to outfit.
People who understand their sense of style often have go-to outfits because they know that they feel their best wearing them (especially on lazy days). Well, Ji Hye does have a go-to outfit, and it’s super foolproof: a white T-shirt and jeans! While the combination isn't groundbreaking, we love how she varies it—whether it’s a baby tee or an oversized one, Ji Hye loves wearing a classic white shirt and pairs it with straight-cut jeans to give it that streetwear vibe.