Even just looking at her Instagram, it's clear that Amber has playing around with more color and experimenting with different prints and textures throughout the past few years. To that she said, "I think I’m going pretty out of my comfort zone and I’m learning to be ok with it. It’s still something I’m not 100% confident about." Relatable AF.
She also credits her close friend (and model/entrepreneur) Irene Kim with giving her "the confidence to take chances" helping her "find that balance" between traditionally masculine and feminine styles: "She'd be like, 'Babe, you don’t have to dress all girly, it’s fine. I know you. Just try it on and see how it works.' She didn’t even really change me, but she just took the things I had and gave me more things to think about as I’m putting outfits together. Irene would tell me that she would dress up in clothes when she was little, so I was like, 'I should just think of it as dress-up.'"
But in her earlier years, going from LA to Seoul — a very fashionable city — was her first style shock. She said, "I definitely went through this whole phase of seeing what my seniors or friends would be wearing and just copying that. I went through a colorful phase with loud patterns and a lot of graphic tees, debuted, had that style for a year or two, and then I had a phase of 'Screw all of that, I’m going back to the basics. Solid tee, solid colors, and maybe a nice outer piece.' And then I went back to the loud phase. It’s been going back and forth for a while now, and all the clothes I buy — when I want to reset my closet — I give them to my friends or donate them."