The ambitious dentist Yoon Hye-jin, Shin Min Ah's character in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, is swiftly climbing up the ranks of our most designer-loving K-drama leading ladies. (Her peers include the likes of Yoon Se-ri from Crash Landing on You, Ko Mun-yeong from It's Okay to Not Be Okay, and Cheon Seo-jin from The Penthouse, among others.)
However, we've noticed something about Hye-jin's style that sets her apart from the others. She's not really one to sport too much color or prints, and she clearly favors simpler smart casual outfits that wouldn't look out of place in your average workplace. Despite her unassuming fashion sense, her LOTDs still fetch a fortune, owing to her choice of designer brands. Well, to be completely fair, expensive outfits are to be expected of K-dramas anyway—fashion lovers should agree that item-spotting is part of what makes 'em so engaging.
The show's seventh episode saw Hye-jin in a baby blue-themed outfit, which she wore when she returned Gam-ri's misplaced wallet and ended up doing her laundry with Hong Du-sik (Kim Seon Ho). LOL! Consisting of a doll-like collared blouse, straight cut jeans, a leather handbag, and a wristwatch, the outfit wasn't particularly extravagant at all. Imagine our surprise when we found out it that costs approximately P1,057,000.
Unsurprisingly, the priciest item she wore was the pear-shaped watch, which she didn't bother taking off before going on laundry duty. It was the Joséphine Aigrette watch from Chaumet, to be exact—a luxury item favored by both Marian Rivera and Song Hye Kyo, the latter of which is the brand's global ambassador!
Festooned with a total of 62 diamonds, this 18-carat white gold watch is truly a sight to behold. Given its material, it costs a whopping $16,800, or P841,810! Oh, and it's waterproof, too—so it does make sense when Hye-jin wore it while splashing around in laundry basins; rest assured that the watch suffered no damage!
Joséphine Aigrette watch, $16,800 (approximately P841,810), CHAUMET, shoppes.marinabaysands.com
Next up, her eye-catching pinstripe blouse with the adorable doily collar. The circusy sleeves should already tell you this is an offering from the Italian brand Miu Miu. We're loving this kooky take on an officewear staple! The price? Approximately P72,656. No biggie.
Women's Collared Striped Cotton Top, $1,450, (approximately P72,656), MIU MIU, modesens.com
As for her jeans, we found a similar (if not identical) pair from RE/DONE, an LA-based brand that adapts vintage jeans, including pieces from Levi's, to suit modern tastes. The white label on the back of the pant gave it away, since pairs from Levi's typically sport tan leather patches.
This reworked pair will cost you P17,300. It's definitely a cool wardrobe essential that you'll be able to wear with virtually anything.
High Rise Stove Pipe, P17,300, RE/DONE x LEVI'S, shopredone.com
Last but not the least, we have this pale blue handbag also from Miu Miu. It's the Sassy bag in matelassé nappa leather, and it retains a youthful look courtesy of the soft V-texture, the chain handle, and the crystal-encrusted hardware. If you're looking for a quirkier answer to the still-trendy baguette bag, this might be your best choice.
Sassy matelassé nappa leather bag in Navy, 9,200 AED, (approximately P125,085), MIU MIU, miumiu.com
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