This Down-to-Earth Celebrity Is Style #Goals

You may or may not have heard of Hollywood actress Jamie Chung, but her trendy and impeccable styles haven't escaped the media’s attention. She started her acting career in reality tv, then slowly garnered popularity from Big Hero 6, Once Upon a Time (as Mulan), Gotham, and currently the brand new FOX drama The Gifted, in which she plays teleporting mutant Blink from Marvel Universe. She's among one of the few successful Asian actresses in Hollywood’s spotlight, despite the fact that diverse representation is still an issue in the entertainment industry.  But that’s a subject for another article—for now, let’s focus on how Jamie has paved the way and stood out in the fashion world.

One of the most impressive things about Jamie's style is the fact that she sets trends not from dramatic, big-statement ballgowns at paparazzi-filled red carpet events, but rather from down-to-earth styles that people can actually achieve themselves. She has a knack of creating a tomboy, edgy vibe, but also switching it up with classy and elegant looks. She's documented her original styles and collaborations in her fashion and lifestyle blog What the Chung? and has been collaborating with several magazines and fashion companies such as Banana Republic, H&M and Forever 21. Fashion #goals.

We’ve scoured her blog and past outfits to highlight some of her best looks that sparks a whirlwind of inspiration for street style fashion. 

We are loving the ethereal color palette in this collage! The earthy suede of the slacks, moto jacket and long pencil skirt oozes Southwest chic, while the black fringe shorts and denim-on-denim bell-bottom pants are totally hippie, Coachella approved style. And can we take a moment to appreciate those black tassel heels? She makes simple, wearable pieces so trendy and fashionable. 

Jamie also has a huge obsession with leather jackets! The dark hunter green leather jacket is simple, but the color gives it a unique spin compared to the normal standard black leather. Studded embellishments and floral patterns can also give her look a punk rock vibe that definitely steals the show! The best thing about edgy, tomboy leather or moto jackets is that they make such a big statement—you're guaranteed to feel powerful, confident, and fierce af when you have one on. 

One of our favorite style moments was when she paired a black crop top, featuring edgy geometric cut-out paneling, with a pair of high-waisted baggy olive green pants with zip detailing. She looks ready for action as a badass female warrior! On the right, she has a gothic vibe with bold dark lips and high waisted V-neck white dress with a high slit. Her black gladiator thigh-high boots add the perfect touch of edge and ferocity to her whole look. 

Jamie's outfit on the left proves matchy-matchy can still be cool; the vibrant red blazer and red pumps create a clean and sleek look paired with her white cropped blouse tucked into the long dotted skirt. On the left, her bold pattern-mixing creates a strong, graphic, eye-popping image worth drooling over—and then figuring how to emulate with your own closet.

You can find so much inspiration from Jamie's street style and fashion blog. She is clever with mixing and matching small but trendy pieces into everyday wear, playing with the diverse textures, colors and patterns. Instead of over-the-top glamorous dresses which we normally see at award shows, she opts approachable yet eye-catching, quirky styles, which makes her even more impressive. Keep an eye on her outfits for nonstop inspiration! 

Fun fact: She married fellow actor Bryan Greenberg on the spooky Halloween weekend, where guests were invited to wear costumes to the welcome dinner on Halloween eve (the whole wedding celebration lasted three days). AND she designed her bridesmaids dresses herself!