Aside from catchy ditties like I Got a Boy and Sorry Sorry, swoon-worthy
dramas like Secret Garden and Boys Over Flowers, and of course, mouth-watering
food like dukbokki and bulgogi, there is one more thing to love about South
Korea: fashion! 
The folks at Ministry of Retail, a homegrown women’s fashion label, have hopped on the K-fashion
bandwagon too, launching their label online in 2009. Husband and wife Vincent
Goh and Yvonne Tan’s labour of love has paid off, as the label’s success has
skyrocketed since its establishment.  
Fancy dressing like your favourite K-pop star? Take your pick from Ministry of
Retail after studying these celebrities’ style!

1. Electric blue blazers
Girls Generation’s Tiffany is totally working that blue blazer, pairing
it with lemon-yellow peep-toe heels, black shorts and a black handbag. I love
the asymmetrical hem of her t-shirt, as well as the black lining of her blazer.
Those little details really make her outfit come together. Plus, her eye-smile
completes the come-hither but polished look. 
Likewise, Tiffany’s group-mate Jessica also experimented with electric
blue, except that this time, she chose a longer coat instead. The long coat,
paired with brown heels and a printed dress, made for a more laidback look than
that of Tiffany’s. 
 As exemplified by Tiffany, electric blue is perfect with black. And this
blazer from MOF is both chic and sporty, thanks to the loose silhouette.
2. Overall shorts

Remember Girls Generation’s breakout song, Gee? They were already
sporting overall shorts then, except theirs came in candy colours like hot
pink, lime green and yellow. 
For a less kiddy version, opt for silver metallic overall shorts for an
effortlessly chic look. Pair it with a white t-shirt (not another shimmery
number, please!) and you are all set to hit the clubs. 
3. Houndstooth prints
The members of girl group Miss A look absolutely darling in their
ladylike houndstooth get-ups. 
I’m a little obsessed with the cropped top trend that’s making its way
back now. And what better way to add a ladylike touch to the California-girl
style than with houndstooth prints?
4. Pastels
The girls of Girls Generation look like a dream in their cotton candy
What’s even better than a pastel yellow dress? A pastel yellow dress
with a Peter Pan collar! The preppy chic style is right up my alley, and
especially more so when classic pieces like these come in candy colours that
are so appropriate for spring and summer. I’m in love!
5. White and sheer

Yes, it is possible to wear white and sheer pieces
without revealing your undergarments. See how Yoo In Na, the leading lady of
drama series Queen In-hyun’s Man, did it with a simple flared dress? Keep
accessories to a minimum and let the understated simplicity of the outfit do
the talking.
There’s nothing quite as elegant and classic as a white collared top.
But to shake things up a little, go sheer! This top from MOF goes well with
black capris a la Audrey Hepburn if you want to take on the monochromatic
trend. The sheer panels and embroidered details add a current update to the
regular button-up.
Now, which is your favourite trend? I’ll love to hear from you!