Cheese In The Trap Fashion Review

The drama that really kicked off 2016 is, without a doubt, Cheese In The Trap. You can argue about the ending scandal, but let’s be honest, Jung Sunbae captured everyone’s attention before Captain Yoo Si Jin. Based on the popular webtoon, this drama follows the story of Hong Seol, a studious girl who gets the attention of Yoo Jung, a mysterious senior who can be charming and scary at times. We’re going to take a closer look at the fashion of the main characters of the popular drama.

Hong Seol (played by Kim Go Eun) is a hard working girl who gets a scholarship to stay in college. If it wasn’t for the scholarship, she would have to drop out to earn money for school. As such, she’s under constant pressure to do well on her exams. She has no time for relationships. If it wasn’t because Yoo Jung scared/intrigued her, she wouldn’t have paid any attention to him and would have studied through all four years of college. Hong Seol’s style is best described as stylish hobo chic. Underneath her oversized coats, she is very put together with her skinny jeans and prep sweaters.

See Hong Seol’s looks here:

Park Hae Jin plays Yoo Jung, a mysterious college senior who has a wicked side to him. Hong Seol experiences his scary side first hand and starts avoiding him. However, Yoo Jung starts liking Seol and asks her out. Once they start dating, he still maintains his dark side. You kind of see this bipolarness in his wardrobe. He brings out bright colors on his dates with Hong Seol, but most of the time, he’s wearing standard block color sweaters. As a chaebol and a student in the business program, Jung sunbae keeps it formal most of the time. In fact, he doesn’t look like college student, especially if you compare him to Kim Sang Cheo (played by Moon Ji Yoon). This might be partly because he takes on an internship so he has to be more formal.

See Yoo Jung’s looks here:

Hong Seol also captures the attention of Baek In Ho (played by Seo Kang Joon). Baek In Ho never finished high school and joined a gang after he left Yoo Jung’s household. You can tell from his ripped jeans that he’s from the wrong side of the track. However, he’s a trained classical piano player and goes back to school to study piano again. His clothes then became more studious to fit in with the other students.

See Baek In Ho’s looks here:


Park Min JI plays Seol’s best friend Jang Bora. Bora is the crush turned girlfriend of Kwon Eun Taek, played by Nam Joo Hyuk.  Bora doesn’t take school as serious as Seol because she is going to take over her father’s business once she graduates. As such, her style is much more carefree than Seol. Her normal attire is a cute top with a frilly skirt with a draped cardigan. The look is a little younger than what Seol is going for, but fits Bora’s bright personality very well.

One of the best dressed members on the show is student Lee Da Young, played by Kim Hye Ji. She’s a student in same business program as Hong Seol and Yoo Jung. Her high class fashion style fits her haughty personality.  It’s easy to see why she’s the leader of a clique. The other students want to copy her style.

See our board of all the best looks from this drama.

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