It is no surprise that Irene Kim is a global style inspiration. At only 33, she is the creative director of her label IreneIsGood, with celebrities such as Jennie from Blackpink and Jimin from BTS spotted wearing it. With a background in textile design, this model-influencer-television personality powerhouse is always decked in the latest season’s most colourful and fun looks. She often combines unusual and innovative cuts with feminine details, also seen in Balmain’s spring/summer 2021 collection.
She recently styled a tasteful skirt-over-trousers look on her Instagram. This might sound a little unconventional but has been spotted on the spring/summer 2021 runways at Chanel and Acne. In previous seasons, this layered look has appeared on the runway on the likes of Jil Sander, Alexander McQueen, and Lanvin—just to name a few. Having had a strong street style moment in the early 2010s, it continues to make a comeback at Tokyo Fashion Week.
Casual or signature pieces alike can be used to wear this trend, and when combined, they make for an even bigger statement. Irene kept it classic with neutral-toned skirt and trousers, but of course, added her signature splash of quirky with a bright orange top. We’ve been taking notes!
1. Bold layering
Mix up trousers and skirts with different textures to get a dramatic look. Opt for a skirt with a slit to show more of the trousers.
A.W.A.K.E. Mode High-rise crepe A-line maxi skirt
Saint Laurent High-rise cotton-corduroy flared trousers
Red Valentino patterned mid-length denim skirt
MM6 Maison Margiela Light blue palazzo pants
Alexandre Vauthier High-waisted balloon slit skirt
Galvan Flared-leg satin-crepe trousers
Andersson Bell Nadia paneled cutout denim and velvet midi skirt
Victoria Beckham High-rise cotton-blend canvas flared trousers
2. Contrast details
Choose a patterned or plain top to balance the outfit.
3. Chic sunglasses
Perfect for the sunny weather.
4. Dramatic pumps
If you want to add even more drama to your outfit, go for a structured pointed pump.