K-Drama Fashion: Chun Song Yi’s Style from “You Who Came From the Stars”

Lately, it seems like everyone’s been talking about “You Who Came From the Stars!” The television drama starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun has been a big hit in not only South Korea but all around Asia. The cute and heartrending love story between 400-year-old alien Do Min Joon and lovable high-maintenance actress Chun Song Yi not only grabbed high viewer ratings, it’s also been setting style trends, with the stars’ fashion in the drama turning into the must-have items of the season. The show may have just ended but the clothes will continue to inspire our wardrobes for a long time to come.

Here are some of our favorite Chun Song Yi-style looks!

Luxe Outerwear
The winter setting of the drama showcases Song Yi’s amazing collection of outerwear. Her choice of coats and jackets reflects a more classic, architectural look. Fluid silhouettes and sharp angles created by collars and traditional double-breasted fronts are sophisticated yet still versatile enough for day-to-night wear. Plus, she’s not afraid to wear white in winter, and uses the immaculate color to juxtapose more hues and textures in her outfit and accessories. Exaggerated faux fur collars provide a lavish element to a sturdy parka or jacket, making it doubly functional and fabulous.

Bonny in Plaid
Song Yi is clearly not averse to tried-and-true patterns such as houndstooth and plaid. The houndstooth jacket and shorts with equestrian boots ensemble in episode 6 makes her look right at home in the Highlands too. The shorts add contemporary flavor to the traditional pattern, but still look smart and sharp. Her plaid coat in the first episode is also a great nod to the tartan. Throw in some argyle — a sweater or skinny pants — plus some brogues, too. There’s really nothing like some sturdy Scotch fashion sensibilities to keep looking good.

Prints Fantastic
Cold temps notwithstanding, Song Yi isn’t afraid of mixing up patterns and prints. Underneath all the classic and heavy outerwear, she combines the whimsical with more refreshing looks such as florals. Her bold graphic sweatshirts make lounging around oh-so cool while her floral dresses show off womanly curves — a shoulder here, a slim waist there. The boxy sweatshirts look wonderful paired with slim-fit or skinny pants, or with a faux leather mini skirt, and finished with leather boots.

Decreed in Tweed
Pink and tweed make for a perfect match in Song Yi’s tweed jacket and flared skirt outfit in episode 5. The classic cut of the top offsets the playful flare of the skirt, and really draws the eye towards the legs. The pink shade also makes it doubly irresistible as it’s unflinchingly feminine without going overboard. A pair of stiletto knee-high boots goes with this set while it’s still chilly, but feel free to be bodacious in electric blue stiletto pumps as well.

Finishing Touches
Classic cuts, timeless styles — so what’s better than bold red lips to cap it off? With her no-makeup look, lush red lips or a hint of orchid pink accentuates Song Yi’s features very well. Her choice of IOPE’s Color-Fit Lipstick in Violet Pink (No. 23) and Classic Red (No. 18) give her plenty of retro glamor. At home, a knotted or gold-tone leaf hair band easily makes her look put together, even in loungewear. Of course, the perfect finishing touch would be a Do Min Joon of your own but we can’t help with that.

The You Who Came from the Stars DVD and You Who Came from the Stars official soundtrack are available on YesAsia.com.

Official image stills are from SBS.

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