Hi my loves!
Today, I want to introduce a new addition to the blog – I’ll now be featuring my current style crushes! These include fashionistas that have caught my eye, fashion choices that surprise, or exquisite pieces that inspire, particularly in regards to my personal style choices.
Today, for the first edition of this new series, I wanted to share with you one of my absolute favorite fashionistas of all time – Jessica Jung, former member of popular South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation and current Founder & Creative Director of Blanc and Eclare.
Prior to her ventures into the fashion business, Jessica was always considered one of the most stylish members of her group, effortlessly pulling off the cute and girly ensembles that were required for Girls’ Generation’s performances, while maintaining her own brand of cool through chic yet sophisticated airport outfits. She’s been photographed by countless magazines and online portals, all of which name her one of the most influential fashion icons of South Korea.
Throughout the history of Jessica’s involvement in Girls’ Generation, my favorite outfits of hers have got to be her all white marines uniform from the Genie era (2009), her majestic yet feminine ensemble from The Boys era (2011), and her sophisticated yet chic take on menswear from the Mr. Mr. era (2014).
And while I do really love all of the stage outfits Jessica wore during her Girls’ Generation days, what really piqued my interest in her was her airport style, where she combines comfortable yet stylish pieces that not only plays on current fashion trends, but she does so with a bit more of her own flair and pizazz.
Whether she’s in a bit of a more formal outfit, complete with sharp blazers, glamorous heels, and her signature designer handbag in tow, or a more casual outfit dictated by comfortable yet timeless pieces such as loose tees, skinny jeans, and her large sunglasses, Jessica manages to always maintain her own air of cool sophistication (but then again, her fans don’t call her the Ice Princess for nothing).
I’ve always been very inspired by Jessica’s take on fashion because while she does play into current trends a lot, she always manages to keep that aspect of modern classic aesthetic in her timeless yet understated outfits.
Though I do admire fashionistas who wear daring outfits that play up trends and really challenge the rules of fashion, I applaud Jessica in that she knows what looks good on her, and she emulates it perfectly every single time.
This is something that I try to incorporate into my own fashion choices, opting for classically modern pieces that are timeless yet effortlessly chic. And of course, one staple rule of fashion – pick items that are flattering to your own body shape, as well as personality.
At the end of the day, that’s what fashion is. It’s not really about the trends or the fast fads that clutter department stores, trendy boutiques, and our internet. Fashion is a representation of who you are, both inside and out.
I hope you all liked this new post, and let me know what you think about it! 🙂 I’d love to write more about styles that I’m currently crushing on! Thank you all so much for reading, and I’ll be back again soon!