One bag, Three Outfits: Korean Star Choi Soo Young and Her Proenza Schouler PS1

Choi Soo Young and her PS1 Bag

Do you remember at the beginning of this year, an excellent remix version of “The Boys” was performed on Late Show with David Letterman? Yes! I’m talking about the girls! These nine beautiful girls from South Korean pop girl group Girls’ Generation are undoubtedly the most popular stars in Asian now.

Today, I want to focus on one of my favorite girls in the group–22 years old Choi Soo-young. She grew up in Japan: this unique experience nuturised not only her personality, but also her fashion style. She is always spotted looking sweet yet edgy, comfy and effortlessly chic.

I especially like the first two outfits, which are perfect for now. Below are the details:

Details of Choi Soo Young's outfit no.1
Details of Choi Soo Young's outfit no.2

Along with her stylish outfits is her Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag. She paired it with almost everything– from bohemian maxi dress, girly floral piece to rock and roll leather-jacket-and- lace-up-booties combo.

Many of you may already know a lot of this bag. As an important member in Proenza Schouler’s very first accessory collection, also named after the brand, PS1 achieves huge success.

For me, PS1 captured the essence of Proenza Schoudler: By taking inspiration from contemporary art and youth culture, combining with an emphasis on tailoring and the use of custom developed materials with a sense of refined ease, Proenza Schoudler is reinvigorating American fashion.

PS1 is luxurious and wearable; preppy yet downtown chic. With its schoolgirl appeal and masculine yet ladylike vibe, it’s definitely a must-have.

It comes in three different sizes: medium, large, and extra Large. Material choices include lux leather, python, and suede. But the best part is the wide variety of colors. And more stunning colors are continually released each season.

Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag in MIDNIGHT

Below are options for us to recreate all of Choi Soo Young’s three stylish outfits:

Recreate her look No.1

Jacket: River Island (jacket style here)

Top: Splendid

Bottom: Zara (great style here)

Shoes: Old Navy

Bag: Proenza Schouler PS1 

Bracelet: Chan Luu

Recreate her look No.2

Jacket: Theory

Dress: French Connection

Shoes: Sam Edelman

Bag: Proenza Schouler PS1 

Bracelet: Dillon Rogers

Recreate her look No.3

Jacket: Muubaa

Top: LnA

Shorts: Sandro

Tights: Express

Shoes: Pedro Garcia

Bag: Proenza Schouler PS1 

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

What do you think of Choi Soo Young’s style, and of course, her PS1 bag? Among all the color options for this bag, which one is your favorite?


By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!