When I first started putting together this blog post I did not know what message I wanted to convey to you guys. For days I sat in my room while staring at the blank screen trying to envision what I wanted to write about. Eventually, I was able to come up with the title “winter solstice.” The winter solstice lasts for only a moment and is the shortest day of the year. I want to think about it as a change in the tides because when a solstice occurs it is the beginning of a new season.
This pertains to me right now, because I just graduated from college a couple of weeks ago and the future is a scary thing to think about. If you knew me, you would understand how much I dread change in my life. I tend to stick to people and things that I am most comfortable with and it takes me a while before I can adjust to a new environment. However, I was once told that no matter how much you try to prepare for certain things in your life when the time comes you will have to just jump and take the chance. The most amazing things will happen unexpectedly so embrace, accept, and learn to love change.
Winter has always been my favorite out of the four seasons. I love how during this time you can emphasize layers in your outfits and a simple cardigan and t-shirt can be turned into such an empowering outfit. With this photoshoot, I was able to layer a trench coat, white culottes, and a cream turtle neck. I went with a neutral tone palette in this outfit to show that even during the winter you do not always have to wear darker tones.
For this winter’s trends, I want to point out a couple of things that stood out to me. First is the popularity of velvet. Velvet was used to enhance the glamorous vibe during the ’70s. Next is leather, which you can see from Hermes, Saint Laurent, and Givenchy. Lastly, a lot of designers are trying to follow a military-inspired look. This calls for broader and oversized coats, to signify the female strength.
A huge shout out to my photographer Annie for venturing the cold and shooting with me at 9 am on a Sunday. Hit her up for any photography needs so she can build her portfolio. Thank you so much for stopping by and sipping on Your Daily Cup of Thy, until next time!
Photographer: Annie Bui
-Thy X. Phan