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Back-to-the-office style inspiration from your favourite K-dramas

From Crash Landing On You to Vincenzo, these Korean dramas are replete with style ideas for your back-to-the-office getups.

Back-to-the-office style inspiration from your favourite K-dramas

Song Joong-ki and Jeon Yeo-bin in Vincenzo. (Photo: Instagram/tvndrama.official)

Dressing up for work used to be easy, but now that you've gotten used to loungewear, you may have – gasp! – forgotten how to put together a formal or business appropriate outfit. 

Luckily there's plenty of style inspiration to be found in your favourite Korean dramas. Here are the best ensembles to consider for your grand office return. 

CRASH LANDING ON YOU

In a scene from Crash Landing On You, main character Yoon Se Ri (played by actress Son Ye-jin) is seen dressed in a suit from Off-White. (Photo: Instagram/tvn)

Yes, it’s been more than a year since hit K-drama Crash Landing On You was released, but we still can’t get over the swoon-worthy fashion from the show. If you want to make an impression at work, follow in the footsteps of Son Ye-jin and don an all-white suit, paired with a classic handbag like the Longchamp Roseau top handle bag.

IT’S OKAY TO BE NOT OKAY

(Photo: Screenshot/Netflix)

For an outfit that will take you from day to night, try a ruffled shirt dress such as this one from Prada worn by Seo Ye-ji in It’s Okay To Be Not Okay. Pair with a mini handbag for an elevated casual look.

START-UP

On casual Fridays, put on a pair of high-waisted jeans, then throw on a light cardigan. In Netflix’s Start-Up, jeans are Bae Suzy’s go-to wardrobe staples as she makes a case for smart casual.

(Photo: Screenshot/Netflix)

For guys, take a page out of Kim Seon-ho’s book and try a colour-coordinated suit. In this scene, his character exudes confidence in a blue tailored jacket and pants, paired with a blue striped shirt underneath.

(Photo: Screenshot/Netflix)

THE KING

Following hit drama The King: Eternal Monarch’s release last year, Lee Min-ho quickly became our male fashion obsession. Why don a regular suit when you can rock a Japanese-inspired cropped kimono wrap jacket, such as this one from Dunhill worn by the actor in a scene from the show?

(Photo: Screenshot/Netflix)

VINCENZO

(Photo: Screenshot/Netflix)

One of 2021’s most highly anticipated K-dramas hasn’t disappointed on the fashion front thus far. If you’re into power dressing, go for an all-black pantsuit such as this one from Seoul-New York designer Moon Choi, worn by Jeon Yeo-bin.

As the lead of the series, Song Joong-ki, who plays a Korean-Italian lawyer and mafia consigliere, is always impeccably dressed. When it comes to suiting up, take inspiration from the actor's sharp looks.

READ> Returning to the office? Singapore women share tips on what to wear

Source: CNA/st(ds)

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