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Stylish must-haves from favorite K-drama female leads

One of things that make Korean drama series exciting is the unique and chic fashion style of the characters. Every episode delights with accessories and apparel worn by the stars that make audience go to Google real quick to find out where to get the pieces or how to achieve the look. 

Here we list down some of the many stylish items female leads of K-dramas that premiered in 2018 to 2021 worn, and the exact item (for those who want to get the same look) or similar and affordable alternatives (for those who want to sport an “inspired by” look).

Ko Moon-young’s drop earrings (It’s Okay To Not Be Okay)

Ko Moon-young’s replica earrings from Aishang Store PH.
Ko Moon-young (played by Seo Yea-ji), a famous children’s book author struggling to empathize with others because of her troubled childhood, is noted for her charismatic aura and extravagant clothes and fine jewelry. 

Moon-young loves drop earrings that flatter her face. Most of the pieces she wore on the show were from luxury brands, with one pair worth over P1 million. 

Lim Ju-kyung’s cardigan (True Beauty)

Nordstrom’s cable knit cardigan a la Lim Ju-kyung. 
In the K-drama adaptation of the webtoon series of the same name, Lim Ju-kyung (played by Moon Ga-young) looks absolutely gorgeous and chic in casual wear, with or without makeup. 

True Beauty follows the story of a high school girl who was taunted by her friends and family for being ugly until she decided to learn how to transform herself with makeup. 

Ahn Jeong-ha’s necklace (Record of Youth)

Ahn Jeong-ha-inspired necklace from So Not Size Zero.
The series, which aired in 2020, follows the lives of three young people in the fashion industry, including Ahn Jung-ha (Park So-dam), a makeup artist who struggles to survive in her field. Her character is in mid-20s and most of her outfits are remarkably casual millennial style. 

On the show, she shows how to add style to a simple look with the right accessories. 

Jeong Tae-eul’s trench coat (The King: Eternal Monarch)

Raglan wool coat similar to Jeong Tae-eul’s.
Fierce detective Jeong Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun) in the Netflix hit series keeps it cozy and professional with her winter coats in warm and cool neutrals. 

Her style is marked with layering and lots of sweaters, jackets, cardigans, blazers, and a memorable brown trench coat.

Jang Man-wol’s petal hair clip (Hotel del Luna)

Jang Man-wol’s replica hair clip from Reiss Store.
The moody owner of Hotel del Luna, Jang Man-wol (IU) is noted for her charming and glamorous looks. 

A visual treat every episode, Man-wol’s style is composed mostly of vintage and elegant dresses, glittering jewelry, goddess-like hairdo, and sparkling hair accessories, particularly the popular petal  hair clip. 

Yoon Se-ri’s designer bags (Crash Landing On You)

Yoon Se-ri’s comeback look complete with Longchamp Roseau. 
South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) in this hit K-drama series sure knows how to complete a “power look”, with designer bags that scream style and sophistication – which she temporarily left behind when she crash-landed and lived in North Korea. 

Se-ri has many fashion moments on the show, one of them is her comeback look wearing a white power suit and carrying a black top handle leather bag.

Eun Tae-hee’s mustard yellow jacket (Tempted)

Black beret from Fashion Chingu and mustard yellow cropped jacket from Forever 21 a la Eun Tae-hee.
Tempted, also known as The Great Seducer, follows the story of three wealthy best friends who devised a plan to break Eun Tae-hee’s (played by Park Soo-young) heart.

Tae-hee is noted for her feminine and classy sense of style. One of her notable Parisian looks is her crop mustard yellow jacket paired with black beret 

All K-drama photos (except Crash Landing On You—tvN) courtesy of Hancinema.

Topics: Korean drama , K-Drama , Tempted , Crash Landing On You , Hotel del Luna , The King: Eternal Monarch , Record of Youth , True Beauty , It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
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