How Kim Chiu Embodies Secretary Kim Through Stylish Workwear

How Kim Chiu Embodies Secretary Kim Through Stylish Workwear


Kim Chiu is ready for business. Discover how she embodies her role in the latest K-drama adaptation of “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” through stylish workwear

The quirky comedy and the bracing romance between powerhouses Paulo Avelino and Kim Chiu for the Philippine adaptation of What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim are set to capture all of our hearts—and the newly released 30-second teaser on Viu just proved that. The stars have worked previously on ABS-CBN’s drama Linlang and we’ve just seen how they embraced a whole new genre so effortlessly. Rom-com fans instantly fell in love with their partnership and stellar acting, but from just a quick look, we’ve also already fallen in love with Kim’s chic office style to play the part of the titular character. 

Paulo Avelino and Kim Chiu showcase their budding romance and partnership as the Vice Chairman and Secretary Kim

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Chiffon Blouses and Pencil Skirts

Kim adds feminine flair to her work outfit by opting for a tie-neck blouse

The perfect boss needs a perfect secretary—Park Min Young as Secretary Kim is always so put together with her classy chiffon blouse and pencil skirt combination. Kim Chiu dons this exact ensemble with the classic Secretary Kim high ponytail—and she looks spectacular. Secretary Kim doesn’t veer away too much from the safe side when it comes to her workwear, but the different variations she creates with the blouses such as ruffles, flared or bishop sleeves, smocking, and pintuck all give her a sophisticated and unique look standing next to the Vice Chairman. We can’t wait to see Kim in more.

Figure Flattering Dresses

Kim radiates grace in a strapless pink dress

For formal or corporate events, Secretary Kim showcases her feminine side with dresses that hug her figure. In the teaser, we see Kim in a strapless pink one-piece dress—a little different from Park Min Young’s bright orange ruffled off-the-shoulder fit, but both women carry their respective pieces so well and embody Secretary Kim’s classy look and style.


Kim dons a all-pink ensemble for her day in the office

Park Min Young also wears mostly soft and bright hues for a clean, young, and refreshing look. All of these complement her skin tone well and give her a feminine appeal, and we see the same palette given to Kim’s wardrobe.

Minimal but Striking Jewelry

Kim’s multiple piercings and earrings add a modern touch to her looks in the series

In the Korean adaptation, Secretary Kim mainly wears earrings and switches it up almost every day with threaders, studs, rhinestone flowers, and dangling pieces—but they always remain minimal. These are accessories often overlooked, so it’s refreshing to see Kim Chiu’s piercings studded with multiple earrings as they elevate her portrayal of Secretary Kim.

Photos and Featured Image: VIU PHILIPPINES

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