10 Work And Play Fashion Inspirations From Shin Min Ah In “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”
There are so many reasons why “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” is a delight to watch: the breathtaking views and tranquility of living by the ocean, the wacky but warm community, and the fluttering chemistry between the leads. But there’s also one other thing that makes viewers look forward to each episode—Yoon Hye Jin’s (Shin Min Ah’s) subtle yet statement-making fashion choices. Here are some of the styles you can take inspiration from when you’re running out of ideas on what to wear:
Clean and simple white button-down
As a professional dentist, one of Hye Jin’s go-to uniforms when it comes to dressing for work is the white button-down shirt. She styles it in different ways, wearing it simply as it is, with its striking details, or with a preppy-style vest (during her university days). It’s no wonder why this piece is the best and most versatile essential piece in any wardrobe—you can dress it down with jeans or dress it up with a skirt or suit. Whatever the style, Hye Jin always looks fresh and sophisticated!
Perhaps living in a charming, sleepy town means people are always dressed up in laidback, casual clothes, but Hye Jin mixes it up with her easy yet structured matching outfits that look effortless but still look put together!
Hye Jin’s style reflects how totally opposite she is from love interest Hong Doo Shik (Kim Seon Ho), who is unfazed with material things like wealth, expensive clothes, and other valuable possessions. Even though nobody expects her to look a certain way, especially in a town where everyone is busy making a living, Hye Jin is still drawn to her fast-paced, image-conscious Seoul lifestyle and way of dressing. Some of her best dressed moments include a simple yet chic look with a sleek pencil or pleated skirt as the highlight of her outfit.
Unexpected color combinations
Hye Jin often stands out in a crowd with her outfits that have a pop of color or two! It complements her bright, cheerful personality and her keen eye for trends. Some of her color-coordinated looks are straight up head-to-toe looks from the latest Gucci collection. Who says you can’t make a small town your runway?
Pretty in pink
One noticeable color that dominates Hye Jin’s wardrobe is pink, and she wears it in either a structured, work-ready look or in a casual, feminine style.
As the warmth of the community that treats her as family and the beauty of nature grow on Hye Jin, her style also evolves a little bit to match her surroundings. Here she’s wearing a retro-style blouse she paired with a skirt and knee-high socks for a youthful look. Below, she wears the grandmother’s clothes for a mundane yet romantic laundry day with Doo Shik. With her more casual, dressed-down style, she looks incredibly cute!
Hye Jin manages to blend in with the warm Gong Jin vibe while staying true to her fashionable self with her feminine floral dress looks. Even when she went to Seoul for a quick visit, she was wearing a bright yellow dress with a bow detail instead of her usual polo and tailored trousers combo. This only shows that she is slowly unbecoming her former self, or as Doo Shik would say, she’s no longer as prickly as a hedgehog!
Subtle and elegant accessories
If you look closely, you’ll notice that Hye Jin prefers small, barely-there earrings and necklaces that show how she appreciates the finer things in life without wanting to show off. In some of her dressier looks, she pairs her outfits with a classic pearl necklace.
Who wouldn’t notice her covetable designer bags she pairs with each outfit? It completes her look and gives it that extra pop.
The pair of shoes that started it all
Shin Min Ah is the ambassador for the luxury French brand Roger Vivier, so it’s no wonder why most of the shoes she wore in the drama have that signature glittering buckle. But aside from how pretty her shoe game is, we have them to thank for bringing our favorite dimple couple together!
Hey Soompiers! Which of these styles from Shin Min Ah’s character is your fave? Let us know in the comments below!
DianneP_Kim is an English magazine and online editor based in South Korea. She is the author of a K-pop style book published by Skyhorse Publications, New York, including her second book, “BTS Bible.” Check it out on Amazon, follow her on Instagram @dianne_panda, and subscribe to her YouTube channel at iwonderkorea.