Korean Style Ideas with Retro Twist from Love Rain

Woylaa.com – The 70’s fashion has its own charm, and Korean drama is not devoid of exploration into more retro fashion style. Korean style lovers are not immune to its charm, especially the 70’s fashion actually has quirky charm for us nowadays that really signify the characteristic of Korean fashion: you must include colorful or quirky elements that standout in your overall getup. Love Rain is a drama where SNSD’s Im Yoon Ah leaves her trendy coats, tees and mini skirt and starts sporting really feminine and dainty maxi skirts, blazers, patterned dresses and brown satchel bags.

While she looks really pretty in that drama, you may wonder how you can be like her without looking like your grandma. Well, the trick is pairing the retro style with more modern elements; enough to evoke the image of retro fashion, but not making you too old fashioned. Plus, Korean retro style is also very hip even now, so you can take your cues from Im Yoon Ah’s style in Love Rain.

combination of retro style and modern elements in Love Rain

combination of retro style and modern elements in Love Rain

Korean Style for the 70’s: Colorful and Patterned

Patterns are hits in Korean style, and 70’s fashion is perfect to emulate really outstanding appearance with a lot of patterns and colors, just like Yoon Ah’s character Kim Yon Hee in the drama. For example, she does not hesitate to rock a pretty short dress with red and white patterns, along with mustard color turtleneck sweater and tight brown leggings. A satchel bag accompanies her look, and this is something you can totally try to go to campus or during casual nights and weekend shopping. The colors contrast each other, but each element supports each other.

Mini dress with striking colors in Love Rain

Mini dress with striking colors in Love Rain

Kim Yon Hee  Combines Colorful Mini Dress with Contrast Legging

Kim Yon Hee Combines Colorful Mini Dress with Contrast Legging

What about a slightly old fashioned look for office work? In this scene, Yoon Ah rocks a white blazer that she buttons up to her neck, with very feminine ruffles on the front and a beige maxi skirt. It looks really formal and old fashioned, but this makes a charming outfit for work, especially if you add accessories like small leather belt, classic pearl necklace or small golden brooch. It looks a bit dull, though, so you can make it more eye-catching by wearing white or red pumps for more dazzling effect in this demure ensemble. Also, add leather brown or black tote bag.

slightly old fashioned look for office work by Yoon Ah in Love Rain

slightly old fashioned look for office work by Yoon Ah in Love Rain

In this scene, she looks cute with a knee length floral dress with green cardigan, and Mary Jane flats with white ankle socks and satchel bag that emphasize her schoolgirl appearance. It looks really 70’s and people will immediately scream ‘old school’ when seeing this getup. This is actually good ensemble for summer, especially if you replace the flats and socks with a platform sandal pair or ballerina flats without socks.

Kim Yon Hee Combines knee-length floral dress with green cardigan

Kim Yon Hee Combines knee-length floral dress with green cardigan

Modernize Retro Style

If you want to look super trendy and chic with 70’s Korean style, add one or two modern elements in your outfits. For formal blazers, add chic ethnic jewelry with colorful stones (but do not be too much with accessories in formal occasion!). Pumps with bright colors can improve demure, classic ensemble of formal blazer and maxi skirt. Or, you can pair tight fitting dress with denim and satchel bag, and make sure you use patterned dress to bring that colorful retro flair.

Korean style for retro fashion is like how Korean women dress up: down to earth, but still really chic and head turning. Don’t miss : Korean Women Style: Feminine and Chic a la Yoona

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