How 'Start-Up' K-Drama Redefined CEO Fashion


We are still not over Start-Up! This K-drama had viewers buzzing for months, and we are here to spur on fandom! These are some of our favorite looks from Seo Dal-mi, played by Suzy. We hope you try some of these out and become your own CEO!

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ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi with a Salvatore Ferragamo tote. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up.

Who could forget this iconic denim on denim look? It is memorable not only for the precise blend of texture and blue hues but because of the impact that moment had on Nam Do-San. Her amazing blazer is deep denim. This is layered over a light, long sleeve denim collared shirt with a v-cut. She accompanies this with matching light denim jeans. For accessories she, like a good businesswoman, wears a black leather watch. Her purse is from Salvatore Ferragamo and is a large, black leather tote. Perfect for carrying any signed baseballs in.

 

ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi in RACHEL COX pumps. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up.

Dal-mi is the queen of blazers. This checked woven blazer is from Sandro and is single-breasted with notch lapels and padded shoulders. Additionally, it boasts three kissing buttons at the cuffs and a curved hem. Dal-mi layers this over a faded white t-shirt. She chooses to wear loose jeans to keep this look flexible. Her peach slingback pumps are from RACHEL COX and feature a squared toe shape. Don’t forget her delicate golden earrings.

 

ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi sports a MAISONMARAIS blazer. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up.

In perhaps one of the more memorable scenes in the show, Dal-mi steals all the hearts in her casual fit. She wears a no-collar wool jacket in khaki beige from MAISONMARAIS. This relaxed blazer with shoulder pads adds a unique shape to the look. She layers this over another white tee, which she tucks into high-waisted jeans. Dal-mi adds tiny gold and diamond earrings from ellepeut. She also wears a dainty gold cupid pendant necklace from ellepeut. This fit was perfect for the sunset view of the city with Nam Do-San!

 

ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi in a vocavaca sweater. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up.

Dal-mi is a breath of fresh air in this light and airy outfit. Her knit purple sweater is from vocavaca and provides a lovely pop of lavender. She pairs this with a long, flowy white skirt. What some might find to be an unusual choice in shoe color, Dal-mi wears low-top converse in yellow. This, however, is an excellent choice. When done right, purple and yellow are a great companionship and this only furthers the springtime feel of the ensemble. Dal-mi carries along a polka dot bag from EMIS and wears dainty gold stud earrings. We love this breezy outfit and how quickly it can be put together!

 

ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi in a LVIR grey suit. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up.

What's not to love about this simple, yet trendy suit? Dal-mi's blazer is from LVIR and has a notched lapel collar, flap pockets, and padded shoulders. This twill, wool blazer is perfect for getting things done and looking fashionable. With matching grey trousers from LVIR, she breaks up the grey with a satin collared shirt. This deep v-cut is so compatible with the cut of her blazer. Take note when styling your blazers how well these sharp lines look together. Her purse is a leather shoulder bag from Roger Vivier.

 

ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi in a LEMAIRE marble print shirt. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up

Dal-mi is casual chic in this ensemble! Her LEMAIRE oversized marble print shirt is a pleasantly loose fit. This shirt features a pointed collar, front button fastening, and a straight hem. Over top, she layers a single-breasted jacket from RAIVE with a notched lapel. Bell bottom jeans from Dior add perfect shape and a pop of blue to break up the ivory. Her Agata pumps from Gianvito Rossi continue the white color scheme. These leather shoes have geometric block heels and a pointed-toe silhouette. Her Valextra's 'Brera' bag is the perfect size for a working woman’s essentials. With a slender silhouette and textured leather in a soft oyster hue, it is perfect for a casual get-together or a serious business meeting. And we know Dal-mi needs it for both!  

 

ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi carries a Giorgio Armani purse. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up.

Who wasn’t falling in love during this trip to the seashore!? Here she wore a loose blue flower-patterned dress that was a great match for the beach. She layers a cream knit cable cardigan over top. Dal-mi adds a rose gold necklace from ellepeunt. Her small white leather purse is from Giorgio Armani. This look is simple to recreate, and we hope you go for it the next time you visit the seashore! Snag a loose-fitted patterned dress and a cardigan and you are ready to go!

 

ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi in a dress from AND YOU. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up

This scene wrecked us, but Dal-mi looked so great that we had to mention it! On Nam Do-San's birthday, she wore a round necklace blouse from On&On. She wears this top underneath a navy blue tube dress from AND YOU.  This dress is fitted at the waist and flairs outward for the perfect twirl. Her cloud blue box bag is from Dior and is a great shade of blue to pair with the navy. Her opal and garnet earrings are from ellepeunt and add a nice pop of color. Dal-mi was a stunner in this fit for sure and it makes what she says to Do-San even more scarring.

 

ic: Suzy as Seo Dal-mi in an Aliyah blouse. Featured in the K-Drama, Start-Up.

Dal-mi wears an ivory lace blouse from Aliyah. This relaxed silhouette with an open neckline and contemporary, graphic lace paneling is impressive by itself or paired with a cardigan. Dal-mi is seen doing both in this episode! She layers over a light grey, spread-collar buttoned cardigan from Lemaire. This cardigan features a knitted construction, ribbed detailing, front button fastening, and long wide sleeves. Dal-mi weans jeans to keep the fit business casual. Her purse is an off-white canvas tote from LOEWE.

 

Whether you do anything in the business world or just want to rock some outfits that portray confidence and style, Dal-mi is the perfect lady to copycat. Her outfits are not only easy to recreate, but they're comfy and practical too! If you don't have any of these pieces, we've got you covered. Get ready to manage your world in these amazing fits!

 

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