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Here's A K-Fan's Hallyu Style Essentials

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'The K-Files' is a special series for our K-Culture issue where we talk to true blue K-fans about their favourites — from movies to music to beauty and everything fun and wonderful from the Land of the Morning Calm.


My name is Farrah Espina and I was born in the mid-'90s. I started my blog in November 2014 to share my love for Korean beauty and fashion hoping that people will relate to it. Aside from blogging, I run a K-style inspired webstore called Happymallow



Beginnings, inspirations, and personal style icons


[My love for K-style] began when I started following K-pop and K-drama celebs during my freshman year. I would save photos of my fave K-pop idols like Jessica and Krystal Jung's airport fashion on my laptop simply because I love how effortlessly chic they are.



Aside from Jessica and Krystal, I also love Weightlifting Fairy star Lee Sung Kyung's fashion. 


Style staples in nailing K-style



If I were to narrow down my wardrobe into five pieces that best represents K-style, they would be a plain white tee since it's a classic piece that will never go out of style; a denim jacket, which is a timeless piece that can make your outfit look like you made an effort; a denim skirt, which goes well with any shirt or blouse; white sneakers, which also goes with any outfit and is comfy to wear all the time; and lastly, a tote canvas bag which is a K-style staple that can fit everything you need!


(Cover photo from: @farrahespina)


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