Whether she’s on the front row at the latest runway shows or rubbing elbows with Amber, Kang Seul Gi or Jessica Jung, Korean-American model Irene Kim never fails to have fun with fashion. We're constantly amazed by how she looks effortlessly beautiful in a matching tweed number from Chanel, as she does in her favourite jeans and tee. Read on to learn about the six moments when she broke fashion rules with a whole lot of style and attitude.
Pyjamas are reserved for the bedroom
For many, pyjamas signify that it’s time for us to rest, however, for Irene, it’s the start of many more fashionable moments to come. Over the holiday season, Irene showed up to a glitzy Valentino couture show in a glittery pink pyjama top and matching trousers, as other front-row celebrities wore long tulle gowns and feathered frocks. Needless to say, Irene stood out with her bold fashion choice and devil-may-care attitude.
Ribbons are only chic when worn as a hair accessory
The trick to completing a flirty, feminine look is as easy as tying a ribbon in your hair. Anything more than that may be overkill. Instead of dressing herself in a conventional cocktail dress, she shook things up by rocking the oversized bow top like a champ.
Monotone outfits only work in neutrals
One should always be dressed in age-appropriate attire
How often have we been told to dress our age? Too many a time. But Irene chose to ignore the naysayers by dressing in what she felt her best in. In front of the flashing cameras at star-studded events, she’s often portrayed as a glamorous, high-fashion model. However, on her off-duty days, she keeps it real by dressing in what others would consider "teen-appropriate" attire with her tee, jeans and converse sneakers. In this post shared on her Instagram, Irene also captioned "No makeup Mondays," which called on girls to embrace their natural, bare-faced selves. We love.
Oversized hoodies are for boys, not girls
Jewellery should be simple and understated
Most fashion folks often heed the advice of never wearing too many pieces of jewelry at one time — in fact, they prefer to keep their accessories simple and fuss-free, and to focus on their clothing instead. Irene, on the other hand, decided to write her own rules by decking herself in a rainbow tweed jacket complete with multiple, layered necklaces from Chanel. The result? A fabulous, fashion unicorn who turned heads with her inimitable style.
If there’s anything that Irene has taught us about clothes, it’s to always wear them with a smile and with confidence. That’s all you need to let your unique style and personality shine through, and to showcase the best version of yourself.