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Twist Style Friday: Alenia

Every Friday we feature one of the garments from the magazine in a post about styling. We suggest different ways to wear the garment in question using mock-ups from Polyvore. We encourage readers to tell us what they think about these outfits via our Facebook page or Twitter, and if folks want to make their own outfits, please tweet them at us with the hashtag #twiststyle. You can find all of the Style Friday posts here.


 


Happy Friday friends! By the time you are reading this, I am probably in the New York public library, working on my last term paper of the semester. I'm going to a wedding this weekend in Brooklyn, but I have to finish some school work before I can start celebrating.


As I write this I am trying to figure out if I can whittle down my footwear selection to just two pairs, and if decide if it's wildly unreasonable for me to bring wildly impractical shoes to a city where walking all day is pretty much the norm. I have a really hard time packing for trips because I dress according to my mood, and I generally travel with only a backpack, so my choices are so limited by what I can fit into the bag. I can't really complain though, I'm going to New York! The dress code for this wedding is "dress in what makes you happy" so I think there is going to be some seriously fun fashion going on. I'm basically going to be wearing a mirrorball, and one of the betrothed will be in these shoes.

 

You probably want to know what sweater we're playing with this week. It's a great one! Alenia is versatile and super pretty.

 

Alenia

 

I really love the slightly raw neckline, and that the lace panels are echoed on the back panel of the cardigan. I am also really into the crystal buttons, but you could choose plainer ones to make it a little less precious. The belt adds a retro touch, but you can also leave it out on days when it doesn't mesh well with your outfit.

 

Alenia, back

 

I've been watching a lot of (the original) 90210 and am having a serious 90s revival, so I want to wear Alenia every day, open over a slightly ill fitting floral dress that ties in the back; a high femme substitute for grunge's flannel shirt. You can imagine that one yourself. Here are some other ideas.

 

Three outfits

You can tell I have summer on the brain. The outfit on the far right is inspired by popsicles.


Have a great weekend everyone. How would you wear Alenia?