If you haven’t heard, Hotel Del Luna is one of the top Korean dramas right now. Starring IU (Lee Ji Eun) and Yeo Jin Goo, the story revolves around a young man Gu Chan Seong (Jin Goo) who has the ability to see ghosts, and works at a hotel for ghosts owned by Jang Man Weol (IU). The plot sounds strange, but if you enjoyed Goblin, you’ll definitely love this drama.
But apart from its unique plot, one other thing that caught our attention was IU’s outfits in the drama. Man Weol is a shopaholic, so it’s not surprising that she has an impeccable sense of style. Every outfit is perfectly put together, and honestly, most of them are totally wearable to the office, which is not surprising since she’s a girl boss. Scroll through the gallery to see some of our favourite outfits from the show, as well as tips on how to wear them to the office and dupes that you can buy to copy the look.
For an important meeting
Going for an important meeting but don’t want to wear the usual white-shirt-with-pants combo? It’s perfectly fine to wear a printed dress, but just make sure that it looks like a work outfit, not a brunch dress. One easy way to do that is to opt for those with collars or in this case, pussy bow. IU tops it off with glasses and a classic red lip in the drama.
For an after-work party
After-work parties are tricky because on the one hand, it’s after office hours, but on the other, you’re still hustling. You don’t want to look like you’re going clubbing, but that shirt-with-pencil-skirt combo will look out of place. Why not opt for a flowy maxi dress, which looks casual but office-ready? Pick one in a pastel tone so you can wear it for brunch, travel and on other occasions.
Copy the look with: Zara Satin Dress, $159
For drinks with colleagues
Some colleagues like to hang out after hours and it’s a great opportunity for you to bond and make great friends. But the thing is, it usually happens on weekdays. Want to look bar-ready from the moment you step out of your house? Layer a shirt with a lace top for that touch of sexiness. It’s like showing skin, but not really, so it should be HR-approved.
For casual Fridays
Yay, TGIF! You want to turn up in ripped jeans and a loose tee, but alas, you have a meeting with the bosses. Look office-ready with a casual yet chic dress. This one comes with puffed sleeves so you know
For your first day at work
You want to impress on your first day and be treated like a proper adult. What better way to do that than to wear a white shirt, which is possibly the most professional-looking piece of clothing ever? If you want to jazz it up, opt for a high collar and pin a brooch for that touch of elegance.
Hotel Del Luna is exclusively available* on Viu now, with new episodes premiering Sunday and Monday, just four hours after Korea’s telecast.