The change in the seasons also means that I peek out of my window each morning, patiently waiting for the moment when I can reasonably get away with busting out my boots, scarves, and cardigans. That's why I'm devoting this week's Fashion Face-off to seasonal clothing.
Many kdramas cycle through a full range of seasonal outfits, so instead of going with normal, safe choices, I tried to choose outfits that were over-the-top in their celebration of the chosen season.
Note: In case you're wondering, King 2 Hearts easily won our last face-off, with Richard Armitage swooping in as the dark horse to get second place. I have to say that I applaud these results all around.
On to the new contenders!
Contender 1: Winter (Baek Yeo Chi, History of a Salaryman)
The advantage to cold weather is that you can layer on the accessories without feeling like you're boiling your innards for the sake of fashion. The advantage to being immensely wealthy is that you can purchase as many accessories as your body can carry without hurting your bank account. I like to think that the combination of weather and wealth is partly to blame for Baek Yeo Chi's winter ensemble. The faux fur coat is a given considering that she's a rich lady in a Korean drama, but Yeo Chi went the extra mile with the leather wrist straps (?), bedazzled headband, and cheetah print purse. Because if you're going to fake kill one animal for fashion, you should just go ahead and fake kill all of the animals.
Contender 2: Spring (Kim Ji Soo, Nail Shop Paris)
I wouldn't normally post a picture from behind like this because it feels objectifying and a little creepy, but I really needed to make it clear that Ji Soo is wearing peplum shorts here. I didn't even know that was possible, but, as you can see, it is. If this pastel/floral combo doesn't just scream "springtime!" to you, the fact that her butt looks like it is blossoming into a beautiful rose probably should.
Contender 3: Summer (Geum Jan Di, Boys over Flowers)
Jan Di's expression says it all. When I think of summer, I think of vacation, and when I think of vacation, I think of the beach. Nowhere in the history of resort wear is there an outfit that goes all in like Jan Di's does. The patterned straw hat, the bright, flowing dress--it's all geared towards fun in the sun, regardless of what anyone else says or thinks. Someone on Pinterest once said that Jan Di's dress looks like a salad, and now that's all I can see when I look at her.
Contender 4: Fall (Tae Gong Sil, The Master's Sun)
Walking around wearing a poncho and rain boots? Definitely a spring activity. Walking around a cemetery in a poncho and rain boots? Now we're suited for fall! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and Gong Sil's ghostly poncho seems perfect for the occasion.
Which seasonal ensemble wins out? Vote below!