The new term begins and we can finally bring our favorite Chinese costumes to school! But before that, you need to think about it: can you really fit that many Chinese costumes in your dorm wardrobe?
Most student Chinese costume enthusiasts should have very limited wardrobe space in their dorm, so instead of bringing more than a few pieces, it’s better to bring only the best ones to wear. With the right mix and match, you can wear something different every day! Today, we’re going to unlock with you the super simple, guaranteed never-fail rule of wearing Chinese costumes!
Beizi, Shanzi = Perfect Early Fall Chinese Costume Jacket
Beizi and Shanzi are perfect for early autumn Hanfu jackets: Beizi’ is just the right length to cover the lower half of the body and perfectly flatters the figure; long Shanzi can be used as a sun-protective shirt or air conditioner shirt, making it a great choice for early autumn; short Shanzi can be used as a playful jacket and can be knotted at the hem like a shirt, showing off the waistline!
Tips: Beizi, which has a fancy edge, and Shanzi, which has a lot of embroideries, should be paired with a simple, solid color dress.
Unbuttoned Duijin Shirt = Fashion Shirt
Stand-up collar Duijin Shirt is a very daily Chinese clothing, and when the top few buttons are undone, it becomes a trendy shirt in no time! It can also be paired with a small silk scarf in the fall for a playful and elegant look.
Tips: The light-colored or beaded button-up version is even better, as it can be perfectly disguised as an ordinary white shirt, then worn with jeans or skirts.
Mid-length Mamian Skirt = Versatile Skirt
On the one hand, ankle-length Mamian skirts are mixed up and tend to feel like they won’t hold up without high heels. On the other hand, it is not convenient for students to wear high heels in school. So, if you wear a mid-length Mamian skirt, the length is just right and you can mix and match without looking top-heavy.
Tips: When mixing and matching Mamian skirts, pay attention to the material of the skirt. For example, a mid-length Mamian skirt in woven gold would look better with a stiffer top, while a Mamian skirt with lace or check pattern would look better with a similar top.
Ku = Fashionable Loose Pant
If you like the chic and smart style, you can wear Song style pants or other Ming or Jin style pants as loose pants, which are just as cool when you walk.
Tips: A pairing scheme that looks like a meter long – Duijin shirt (or fashion cardigan) + suspenders (tight bralette can be used) + Ku, looks taller on a daily basis, and walks with style.
If you’re afraid of going to the bathroom, remember to tie your pants in a knot or bring a small clip to hold them in place to avoid any inconvenience.
Bralettes = Fashion Suspenders
For daily occasions, Songmo can totally be worn as a fashion sling! Some stores make new fashion items that can be mixed and matched with a countryside style.
Tips: Wear it with a thin cardigan/shirt for a slimmer look that’s also perfect for early fall.
What do you think? Isn’t it super easy! If you learn how to mix and match one Chinese costume, your wardrobe will never be full and you won’t have to worry about your Chinese clothes! Come and try it!