Name: Duong Trinh
Major: International Business
This week, I experimented with a wide variety of styles—some of which were quite unprecedented
The turtleneck is a must-have piece for me every fall and winter. Contrasting with the maroon tunic, the mustard sleeveless coat stands out and hovers lightly over the dark over-the-knee boots. With a touch of light-catching metallic accessories, the top no longer bores the eyes with its low-key color tone.
Thrifted turtleneck from Hanoi, Vietnam | Zara coat | Charlotte Russe boots | Banana Republic necklace | Accessorize belt
A bomber jacket, a backpack and a pair of ripped jeans: this outfit exudes a an easy-going, yet edgy vibe. Although I normally don't dress like this, I put in a few attempts at mixing up some of my most boyish items. From the overall monochromatic shades of grey, the outfit shows hints of cream and vanilla colors.
Topshop sweater | H&M bomber jacket | Lucky Brand Jeans | Vince Camuto riding boots | FRENDS headphones | Saks Fifth Avenue ear cuffs | Michael Kors backpack | Police glasses | H&M beanie
Layering is my strategy when it comes to tackling chilly weather. The warm retro undertone of this outfit fits in nicely with its 90's flared jeans. With the look, I wore a similarly nostalgic pair of blue wedges. The plaid coat hanging loosely around me emphasizes my shoulders, creating an empowering and structured form for my body.
Urban Outfitters plaid shirt | Zara blazer | Goelia coat | Zara jeans | Sketchers Wedges | Banana Republic necklace | Accessorize belt
I styled a night-out look inspired by many of my misty black items. The black-and-white color palette deliberately adds an urban feel to my appearance. Parallels created by the contrast between my white top and black cape, cream handbag and inky skirt were meant to create a basic, but classic look. A tip for statement pieces—such as the earrings and necklace in this outfit—is to mingle their shapes and sizes so they don't out-do each other. Last but not least, a pair of nude stilettos finishes the outfit and elongates my overall figure—a trick I have always used when wearing shorts and skirts.
Mango top | Zara blazer cape | Zara skirt | Coach handbag | Aldo heels | Banana Republic earrings | Oasis necklace | Vince Camuto watch