Think of a versatile fashion item and it’s got to be none other than the basic white tee. While it makes a case for casual dressing, you can always elevate the piece in different ways. Just look at how your fave K-drama characters are incorporating it into their individual styles. Below, some of their takes on the white t-shirt for your dose of outfit inspos:
1. Kang Mo Yeon in Descendants of the Sun
Rewind to the dramatic helipad scene from the DoTS pilot and you’ll come across Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) wearing a round-neck white shirt tucked in a pair of high-waist trousers. She adds a Celine symmetrical bag to polish her supposed date night with Captain Yoo Si Jin (Song Joong Ki).
2. Choi Ae Ra in Fight for My Way
Going to a friend’s wedding? Well if you’re not part of the entourage, might as well cop Choi Ae Ra’s (Kim Ji Won) attire before she went on hosting at the reception. She proves that a plain white tee counts as formal wear as long as you don it under a pastel blue suit and trouser co-ords. Complete the look with a cute pair of heels and a stylish clutch.
3. Kim Mi So in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
You’ve probably seen Kim Mi So (Park Min Young)’s penchant for white shirts whether she’s at work or off-duty. rHere, she is wearing a ruffled sleeve version underneath a short black dress for that chill date night look with Lee Yeong Joon (Park Seo Joon).
Kim Mi So also loves a nice oversized pambahay shirt by sporting it with a hoodie and shorts. We're totally copying this, too!
4. Kang Mi Rae in My ID is Gangnam Beauty
Kang Mi Rae (Im Soo Hyang) teaches us how to dress for the summer by ditching the pants and opting for a mini skirt to pair with a relaxed white tee. Her OOTD is also a cool way to show off your sneaker obsession.
5. Cheon Song Yi in My Love from the Star
Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) lays down the rules of celebrity power dressing. She glams up a white boatneck shirt with loads of Celine—from the standout plaid coat, trapeze bag, to the knee-high boots. Oh, and let’s not forget the oversized sunglasses and the big buckle belt. Who says a plain white tee has too look boring, right?
6. Yoon Jin Ah in Something in the Rain
Before the CLOY era, Son Ye Jin has already been serving us looks as Yoon Jin Ah in Something in the Rain. For this outfit, she makes a case for a polished yet casual outfit by wearing a white graphic tee under a light gray single-button blazer.
7. Seo Dan in Crash Landing on You
What converted us into a Seo Dan (Seo Ji Hye) fan has something to do with her impeccable style! Our fave is when she wore a checkered linen coat and a mini bag over a simple tee. Of course, this won’t be a Seo Dan-approved outfit without a hair clip on the side!
8. Jo Yi Seo in Itaewon Class
Layering is just one of Jo Yi Seo (Kim Da Mi)’s insane abilities. She sets an example with a cardigan worn over a white shirt, hoodie, and comfy pants. It’s a pretty cozy formula for loungewear!
9. Ji Hae Soo in It's Okay, That's Love
Put on your white statement tee and pair it with wide-leg trousers for the effortlessly cool vibe like Ji Hae Soo (Gong Hyo Jin).
10. Nam Hong Joo in While you Were Sleeping
If you’re a minimalist looking for blazer options to go with your shirt, browse through Nam Hong Joo's (Bae Suzy) wardrobe and you’ll find her pairing the coveted item with cream or black coats. You can also cop a plaid version if you want a play up your simple ensemble.
Tip: Consider buying cotton or linen blazers because they're light, comfy, and breathable enough for our tropical weather!