Descendants of the Sun (2016, GMA 7), perhaps the most talked about Korean drama on primetime TV these days, shows a career-driven and hardworking surgeon. Dr. Maxine Kang, struggling to gain respect not only among her peers but among the members of an elite military force she has worked with in a mission outside of Korea.
Dr. Kang started from the bottom. As a doctor who is passionate about her job, she feels most beautiful when she is in her scrubs and lab gown, and when she’s taking the least effort in keeping her appearance on point. But what makes her the ultimate #stylegoals is her balance in comfort and sophistication.
Dr. Kang’s daily style is a monochrome color palette with a touch of the 2016 Pantone Colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity. She can effortlessly don an ensemble of everything without looking too overwhelming.
On her days off, she is completely relaxed in a light-colored shirt-still sticking with pastels and either a skirt or a pair of shorts. She is also a fan of the classics as her staple footwear is a pair of white sneakers.
For young professionals who are just beginning to get the sense of the adult world, power dressing can be a challenge. But fortunately for the millennials, Dr. Kang is always ready to display the admirable clash of fun and class.
Snatch the look from Dr. Kang as she makes it easier to plan our outfit for the day:
1. Monochrome color palette
In this country, we can only expect sunshine and rain and they have a major say on what to wear for the day. In Descendants of the Sun, Dr. Kang shows the best monochrome pieces that we can easily pull off especially during the rainy days.
2. Pantone Color 2016
On most days she is required to put on a professional look and she trusts herself with monochrome pieces. But with her fun personality, a touch of pink and blue is also a necessity.
Who said doctors can only work pearls and diamonds? Dr. Kang proves this wrong by wearing dangle and drop earrings in the series. And did we see more than one earring per ear? If that is so, then we can say that she is the coolest doctor ever.
4. Dress shirts
Time is important for professionals, and so it is testified in the series that dress shirts are lifesavers. This effortless one piece can be easily put on and at the same time can define our style as sleek and edgy.
5. Pencil cuts
It probably is a great time to say goodbye to bandage skirts and embrace the recurring penchant for pencil skirts. Dr. Kang wears this well with literally anything. She can put on a simple jersey shirt and a jacket, or the more sophisticated button-down.
6. Flare pants
Never forget that our muse is a hybrid of fun and class, and we should know by now what to expect when she carries wide-bottom pants or what we can simply call the flare. She best pairs this with a tucked-in button-down shirt.
7. The fringe
Memes on social media tell us that the only way to get a funny soldier like Captain Lucas Yoo fall in love with us is by having sultry bangs. Should we trust the power of the fringe to prove this? More and more celebs are donning the fringe and we should probably do too.
Make sure to stay inspired with Dr. Kang’s fashion in Descendants of the Sun, which airs weeknights on GMA.