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Twist Style Friday: Brightwood (times two!)

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 everyone!! Spring has sprung, there are fiddleheads at the market, I got a new (to me) bicycle, and the world is my sunny oyster. People, it's popsicle season. Rejoice. 

 

It's also the time of year when the sun dipping behind a cloud, or crossing onto the sunny side of the street can make a serious difference to the temperature, so layering is becoming increasingly important. Also useful are long sleeved (or long-ish sleeved) tops that are a little lacy. You feel covered up and cozy, but still get a little airflow. 

 

Brightwood, in both of it's glorious forms, is just the thing. 

 

Brightwood PulloverBrightwood cardigan back

 

 

 

Cardigan front

 

I love the vertical lines, the combination of cables and simple lace, the bright springy colors, and the deep necklines. Whether you choose the cardigan or the pullover, Brightwood is a dreamy addition to a spring wardrobe. 

 

Let's talk a little more about the cardigan. I know you could make it in any color that you like, but this acid green is really a favorite of mine. It plays really well with other colors, so pick some bright shoes, ok? 

 

 

three outfits with brightwood as a cardigan

 

 

The two outfits on the edges are kind of like city beachwear, and the one in the middle I'm calling superhero-formal. 

 

 

side view of pullover

 

 

The pullover is super versatile. It wouldn't look out of place with your most casual bottoms. But something about it made me want to style it with a little more elegance. I think it's the combination of the length of the top and the vertical lines created by the lace and cables; it creates such a lovely long silhouette. Wear something striking near your face (sparkly earrings! a statement necklace!) and heels to exaggerate that long line all the way from head to toe. 

 

 

three outfits with Brightwood as a pullover

 

How will you wear Brightwood?