One of my favorite activities to do for AF is soaring the web for photos of Asian celebrities’ styles that I love and outfits that I would wear myself. This week we bring forth Hong Kong model Chrissie Chau (周秀娜), Korean pop star Park Shin Hye, and Chinese actress Michelle Chen (陈妍希).
Chrissie Chau’s Low-Key Neutrals
Chrissie really nailed it in terms of timeless pieces and layering as game! Her outfit is filled with basic pieces from our favorite stripes top to black leggings that seamlessly integrates with her ankle-length black coat. I’m not going to lie, initially, I thought she was wearing a cropped jacket and a black maxi skirt. The all black styling really shows that fashion can be an illusion.
Take a moment to check out the photo above again.
For accessories, she wore some really comfortable platform sneakers, a black floppy hat, but my favorite is the only piece that isn’t black: her grayish scarf.
Chrissie’s Inspired Outfit
Park Shin Hye’s Grad Day Look
Park Shin Hye is such a cutie at her graduation and despite it’s her big day (academically), she only choose to wear a very basic Korean outfit which included a pastel pink sweater over a navy longline coat. You can never go wrong with skinny denim and white pointy-toed heels. I’m surprised that she opted for a small shoulder bag instead of a crossbody so that she can keep her hands free that day.
Park Shin Hye’s Inspired Outfit
Michelle Chen’s Urban Trendy Look
Michelle demonstrates that one doesn’t need to go all out to test a new trend. I’ve expressed more than once that the off-the-shoulder and bell-sleeve trend is one of the hottest and sexist trend of 2016. When it comes to bell-sleeves, we think of the free spirited patterned peasant tops that comes in many wild colors from red, yellow to teal. I can’t say I’m a fan of them, but neutral about the quirkiness of them at best. I know there is an entire subculture out there of free spirits so it’s not necessarily a “trendy” piece, but I can’t guarantee that I will still reach for it once the wave is over.
Not only do I have a high appreciation for a simple white top for the spring and summer, but Michelle’s top shows that testing out a new trend can be simple. It can be minimalistic and there should always be something else about the piece that you love other than the ongoing trend. For me, it’s the color white for this top.
Michelle’s Inspired Outfit
What do you think?
Would you wear any of these outfits? Whether you live in cities with an extended winter or an early spring, there is something suitable for you.