Ahhh, Shin Min Ah. She's one Korean actress that immediately comes to mind when talking about personal style. And right now, she definitely has our attention again with the 2017 TVN drama Tomorrow With You, where she plays the charming Song Ma Rin, a one-hit-wonder child actress-turned-photographer who becomes a time traveler's wife.
We love ALL her looks here because they stay true to the inherent cuteness of K-style, possess the chic nonchalance of the French, and are absolutely wearable for us working girls. Here are four ways to dress just like her.
1. Ruffled top or dress + sleeveless waistcoat
Truly recommended for days when you just want to throw on an easy dress or top but don't want to look meh, a structured vest or a sleeveless jacket is a guaranteed way to level up your outfit (and make it seem like you've made an effort!).
We love how Ma Rin keeps the look clean and simple by sticking to monochromatic colors such as black and nude, paired with soft touches of blue or deep red.
Chambray top, P899, Neon Island
Ruffled shirt dress, P1,299, Tokichoi
Basic black vest, P999, Zalora
Lace waistcoat, P2,995, Mango
2. Oversized jacket + black top + pencil skirt
This combo is the perfect execution of casual chic. Wear anything from a black band tee to a sleeveless turtleneck and then throw on a denim jacket or an army green parka. It all becomes work-appropriate with the addition of a pencil skirt!
Denim jacket, P1,990, H&M
Army green jacket, P1,795, Bershka
Plain black tee, P299.75, Bench
Denim pencil skirt, P2,549, Lost Ink
Pinstripe pencil skirt, P1,489, Lost Ink
3. White shirt + neckerchief
Working as a photographer has probably sharpened Ma Rin's eye for detail and style. Here, she gives our usual denims and white shirt some personality by casually knotting a scarf around her neck. Don't you think that little element instantly made her outfit so much more interesting? We definitely do!
White shirt, P590, Uniqlo
Statement tee, P399.75, SM Woman
Scarf, P495, Bershka
4. High-waisted jeans + whatever's in your closet
Okay, now here's another genius style trick from Ma Rin. She wears her high-waisted denims with practically EVERYTHING and it works every time!
Your jeans can also go with any floral top you have.
Or if the weather's moody and it's likely to rain, wear it with a lightweight button-down over a t-shirt and add a classic leather belt!
Mom jeans, P1,795, Pull & Bear
Floral shirt, P895, Stradivarius
Braided belt, P499.75, SM Accessories