A lot has been said about Seo Ye Ji’s inimitable fashion in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay as Ko Mun-yeong, a children’s book author with antisocial personality disorder. And while her usual OOTDs whenever she steps outside the house are indeed headline-worthy, we’d be remiss to focus on those alone. So make no mistake: Even her pambahay outfits will blow you away!
In Episode 6, the K-drama heroine barely left the cursed castle (except for that time she wore this jawdropping pink outfit to the hospital), giving us plenty of chances to glean sartorial tips from her home OOTDs. Ever so extra, Ko Mun-yeong’s wardrobe choices for her pambahay looks are far from ordinary and are anything but boring, albeit still comfortable and perfect for lounging around the house on a lazy day. Truth be told, they kind of remind us of our grandmothers’ favorite “duster”—a chicer, more modern version of it, that is.
Below, we list down the looks she sported in the latest episode, all of which will make you want to level up your own pambahay outfits!
1. This sheer Minju Kim frock is quite literally what fairytales are made of. True to the show’s storybook fantasy aesthetic, the dreamy tiered dress befits a princess who’s trapped in a cursed castle. Ko Mun-yeong, of course, put her signature flair to the proverbial damsel-in-distress look by pairing it with beige Schutz mules.
2. Long dark hair? Check. White dress? Check. But she’s not your average white lady, mind you! Her version—a Bohemian-style Isabel Marant Étoile creation—comes with billowy sleeves and is topped off with a crocheted camisole from K-fashion brand EENK.
3. Ko Mun-yeong woke up to the smell of delicious breakfast in a powder blue midi frock by Cecilie Bahnsen (who's especially known for her adorable babydoll dresses) with puff sleeves and tiered hem, staying true to her character’s penchant for ovoid silhouettes. So understatedly chic!
TBH, we’d wear ALL her pambahay dresses out—even to parties! Which one’s your fave?
It's Okay to Not Be Okay tells the story of Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo Hyun) and Ko Mun-yeong (Seo Ye Ji) who develop an unusual romance while healing each other’s emotional and psychological wounds. It's now streaming exclusively on Netflix and airs every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 p.m.