“Mona Lisa kinda Lisa” may need an ice cream man that treats her, but you too can cop the Blackpink rapper’s style with these effortless wardrobe staples.
Even if you’re not into K-pop, we’re pretty sure you’ve at least heard of the name Blackpink. Since their debut in 2016, the K-pop group has been releasing hit after hit — they aren’t just popular in Korea but internationally too.
Just look at their performance at Coachella last year — Blackpink was the first all-female Korean group to perform on the same stage that usually presents artists from the western world. The girls have also won numerous awards across the globe, including MTV Video Music Award for the Best Song of the Summer and People’s Choice Award for Favorite Concert Tour.
Their music is not the only thing that’s making headlines. Jennie, Lisa, Rosé and Jisoo’s unique styles are constantly splashed across the media. We could only wish to wake up to their closets and Lisa Manoban’s in particular is on the top of our list. The Thailand-born rapper is currently the face of Celine, Bulgari, and most recently announced, M.A.C Cosmetics — and it’s a known fact that she gets first pick of all their collections, ahead of any VIP or long before they hit the shelves.
Easygoing denim seems to be Lisa’s go-to staple, whether she’s at the airport or travelling from one location to another in the city. She’s also often seeing pairing basic pieces such as sweatshirts or tees together. Occasionally, statement pieces such as biker jackets, loud prints, and relaxed silhouettes get thrown into the mix. All outfits that seem very much doable for us non-K-pop stars.
Lisa’s ability to take on any style has inspired many across the globe — no matter on stage, in music videos or her street style. She has indeed become a fashion icon to many, especially one that is daring enough to wear the ever-so controversial sock-and-heel combo at Prada. It’s no wonder she has the highest number of followers compared to her fellow Blackpink members.
Want to be one step closer to looking like the K-pop star? Here are some staple fashion pieces to ‘Lisa-fy’ your closet.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.
These SLVRLAKE high-rise jeans work with pretty much anything, and are sure to become a wardrobe staple like how it is in Lisa’s . This pair features an ultra high-rise waist and straight cut design offers a slimmer-looking silhouette. It’s also dyed in a classic blue wash that gets better with time.
HK$2,289 from Net-a-Porter
No street style wardrobe is complete without tie-dye. Lisa may be often seen in black, but there are still occasions where she wears loud prints. This McQ ‘Unity’ hoodie is made out of soft cotton-jersey. While this may not be the brightest of tie-dyes, the mixture of pastel turquoise and ocean blues are easier to match with your other basics.
HK$3,535 from Net-a-Porter
Leather, denim, and oversized? Check, check and check. This hybrid jacket features a tailored faux leather panel in front, while the back is all denim for a utilitarian touch. It’s designed to be oversized, similar to how Lisa wears her jackets. You can easily layer this over a fitted top or even another thick cardigan underneath.
HK$3,811 from Net-a-Porter
Black boots should also be a staple in your closet (not just because Lisa wears them). If you’re looking for a timeless design, these Alexa boots are one of them. It’s made out of glossy leather with a 70mm block heel for comfort. It also features a squared toe and a high-low cuff that will help give you the illusion of longer legs, and can be paired with practically everything in your closet.
HK$3,110 from Net-a-Porter
Classic polka dot prints can never go wrong. Taiwanese-Canadian designer Jason Wu added his own twist to it by designing an abstract version of the classic motif. This knee-length flowy dress is cut from airy silk-crepon and decorated with detailed small ruffles.
You can’t bag Lisa’s style without adding a little Celine in the mix: The brand ambassador is always seen toting one of the house’s elegant handbags with her signature air of insouciance. Sling the Small ’16’ bag here with one of its recently launched collection of straps, available in a short 45cm drop (perfect for a shoulder bag) and a 52cm drop (ideal for wearing cross-body) in an array of wool and leather styles.
Small ’16’ Bag HK$34,500; ’16’ Long Strap HK$3,400 from Celine