The Crazy Rich Asians trilogy is often regarded as the Asian version of Gossip Girl, as both storylines revolve around the "scandalous lives of the elite." While that's true, it's safe to say that the latter takes a more juicy, guilty pleasure approach, while the first is a satire that pokes fun at the ridiculousness of it all.
The difference between the two is evident in every aspect, from the character arcs to the dialogues — even in how they portray fashion moments. With Crazy Rich Asians, we were not just introduced to the lives of Asia's crazy rich but also to the things that they spent money on. We may have laughed at and have been amused by their extravagant purchases, but along the way, we've also picked up some practical, priceless style advice. Here are some.
Pair Luxury Items With Thrift Finds
This style advice is from Astrid "The Goddess", who is described as having chic and unique style. Although she definitely has a penchant for haute couture, she's not one to snob thrifting. While many of her peers are dressed from head-to-toe designer items, she played around with vintage items and thrift purchases. For instance, she paired a vintage YSL Le Smoking jacket with a three-dollar Batik shorts bought from a random beach vendor.
It's Acceptable To Be An Outfit Repeater
Another important piece of fashion advice from Astrid: it's totally acceptable to be an outfit repeater. Astrid wears the same cobalt blue Gaultier dress to every wedding she attends so as to not outshine the bride. And yet, the guests still give her lots of compliments each time as if they haven't seen it before. Proves that people don't remember the dress as much as the woman wearing it.