“I remember going shopping with my Mom when I was younger, as early as 7 years old. Whenever we’d pass by the kid’s clothing, shoes and accessories I’d be enamored by all the merchandise and want to stay there. In 1st grade we went to Payless and I fell in love with these white blocked heel sandals with a jeweled heart on them. I was so excited that my mom bought them for me. I still to this day remember exactly how they looked like. I loved them so much I even wore them around the house (which is a no, no in Asian households). So, I developed my interest and passion for style at a very early age.” – Christine Yun
Christine Yun grew up under a middle-class home with her parents who had immigrated from South Korea. Her family didn’t always have extra money, so, Christine learned how to be resourceful at a young age. Her parents couldn’t always afford to splurge on what she wanted, however this helped to spark Christine’s creativity, especially when it came to clothes.
“I’d try to create as many looks with a single piece of clothing by utilizing accessories to make my outfit look different. I’d get hand me downs that were all too big on me, so taught myself how to sew when I was 11 so I could alter them to fit me. This transverses into my style now,” Christine says.
“I’m very thankful for my upbringing because it challenged me to be fashionable within my limited resources.” -Christine Yun
Christine loves transitional pieces that can be worn in a variety of ways and she’s addicted to accessories! It’s something about the versatility of accessories that captures Christine attention. “I enjoy splurging on luxury staples like handbags and accessories, and mixing it with trendy apparel that speaks to my individual style,” Christine describes. If you check out Christine’s blog ‘TrendEnvy’, you’ll find that she has a unique style. She describes her style as a modern take on Bohemian Chic. She also loves to show off the wide range of looks she can create. One of her favorite things to do is put together “destination looks,” blending together style and travel.
“My fashion obsessed friend Debra who was just as addicted encouraged me to create my own blog. We launched both of ours around the same time and that sense of comradery and support helped give me the confidence to start my own blog.” – Christine Yun
Christine has a bright personality and loves to share it with her followers. Her fun boho chic style along with her adventurous personality makes Christine very relatable. And her willingness to share her life’s adventures makes you feel as if your one of her friends.
Shhhhh…. Listen, because those are the sounds of wedding bells in the future. Christine recently shared news of her engagement and has taken social media by storm. Christine’s proposal story has helped her to connect deeply with her audience. “I love connecting with my followers and after my first engagement related Instagram post, I got a huge level of engagement from my followers. It’s important to be authentic and to bring your tribe along your journey whether it’s professional or personal growth. Thus, I plan to continue sharing more personal content to deepen my connections with my followers and letting them get to know my authentic self,” Christine says.
“Vlogging is another avenue of connecting with my followers in a more personal way. I want to continue to give style and fashion advice and doing so through video will be highly beneficial for both myself and my followers.” -Christine Yun
What style/fashion accessory is your favorite?
Currently, it’s my engagement ring because of the sentimental value but designer handbags have been and always will be my favorite accessory. It’s the one thing I’m always willing to splurge on.
If you can/could consider yourself an expert in one area of style/fashion, what would it be?
It would be boho chic summer wear. One thing I love about boho style is the usage of accessories to make you stand out and I pride myself on always knowing how to accessorize to jazz up any outfit.
Can you give me a tutorial on how people can best incorporate that style/fashion advice in their life?
Yes! First off, people can check out my blog www.trendenvy.com to read tips and style advice. Also, an easy tip is to always accessorize for the warm weather and choose something that differentiates yourself amongst everyone else. Things like a hat, a headband/turband, or some killer sunglasses will do.