Woylaa.com – In Korean drama Hotel King, Lee Da Hae plays Ah Mo Ne, heiress to luxury hotel. Therefore, we can always expect something with flair and elegance from her outfits. Korean style often plays with prints to improve a generic clothing item like top or skirt, but Ah Mo Ne does not play it safe! She is often seen wearing printed ensembles, often with another printed pair, like sweater and skirt. She even plays print clash, where she combines two printed outfits in once ensemble, unlike the ‘traditional’ rule that always makes us pairing prints with something neutral to balance them out.
Well, the traditional rule still counts, but it does not mean that you cannot play it edgy. Take your cues from several appearance of Ah Mo Ne in this drama for her printed outfits.
How to Rock Prints Korean Style
One of the most memorable prints Da Hae wears as Mo Ne in Hotel King is a patterned black vest, which has classic European style embellishments. However, she pairs it with something surprisingly casual: black pants and brown platform sandals. You can also rock this style with something more formal, like long black gown, glitter bag and black or silver pumps for formal parties. You can also pair the vest with tight denim, tote bag, white pump and a pair of shades for casual outing.
In one occasion, Mo Ne wears an elegant Ralph Lauren dress from the brand’s newest collection this year, with deep blue color and subtler black print on each sides; the prints give the demure dress quirky elements, although the dress itself is of course still subtler than her vest. It shows that Da Hae’s character is heiress; she always keeps up with what’s new in haute couture fashion. The dress goes well with black pumps and blue or black handbag with embellishment.
Korean style is not afraid in playing with patterns and bright colors, but you must make sure to pair each outfit with something neutral.
What if you want something more eye catching, like print clash? You can; just copy Da Hae’s simpler yet elegant ensemble of black and white striped sweater with black long skirt that has white polkadots all over it. Pair it with white platform sandals or pumps, and extra detail like black ribbon belt. The key to make print clash works is choosing prints that still have related elements to each other. In Da Hae’s case, for example, she wears different prints that both have black and white elements. Also, while the sweater has large stripes, the skirt has smaller details.
Some people rock totally different print clash good, while others look garish. The point is: the prints must complement each other. If you have many printed outfits, make sure you try the ensemble one by one and see if there are elements that look too standout compared to others when you combine them.
As Korean style dictates: prints and print clash can make even the most boring ensemble becomes more interesting. Don’t miss : Korean Fashion Cues from Lee Min Jung in Cunning Single Lady