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Twist Style Friday: Demeter

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!! We sailed right past a landmark day, folks. We have done over a hundred Style Friday blog posts!! Can you believe it? Sometimes I get nerdy about numbers, so here is some amusing fashion column math (Jewish readers- this is totally a nod to that part in the Passover Seder when you go through all that funny biblical math about the number of plagues). 

 

105 is how many Style posts we have created, including this one;

117 is how many Twist Collective patterns we have styled in these posts;

151 is how many "sets" of outfits we have created on Polyvore;

465 is the total number of outfits we have suggested as possible ways to wear those 117 garments; 

128 of those (28%) were outfits based on pants or shorts (versus skirts or dresses);

30 is the number of pairs of red shoes I used in those sets (shockingly low, I think!);

17 is the number of items in those sets that are leopard print (my favorite color)!

 

Was that fun? Did I just make math fun? If I knew how to use fancy computer programs, I would tell you funnier things too, like how many of the shoes I recommended were wildly impractical, or how many of the purses retail for more than $1000USD. Ooh, now I want to make some of these things into graphs! Pie charts! Hmm, now I just want to eat pie. 

 

I'm in a funny mood today, can you tell?

 

Let's get to today's garment. If you read the blog regularly, it should be super fresh in your mind, because we just ran Alison's post about her design, the lovely Demeter skirt. 

 

Demeter skirt

 

The swirling vines and leaves are striking details, but minimal enough that the skirt isn't at all busy. The picot hem is just cute enough, but if you wanted something a tiny bit sleeker or more formal, you could leave that off. The shape is swingy and easy and would look super cute on lots of different kinds of bodies. I want one. Actually, I want three: charcoal grey, deep red, and something bright and a little silly, like chartreuse or orange. 

 

I bet you want to see it from another angle or two. 

 

close upback view

 

This one is made in a clever cotton/wool blend (Classic Elite Chesapeake) so it's got some shape-holding bounce but won't make you a sweatball when the sun shines. I think it would also be totally lovely in linen on hemp, or another plant based blend with a bit of wool in it. 

 

I know what you really want to know though; how will you wear this darling skirt?? I have ideas. Given the mood I am in today, and how hot it is finally getting here in Toronto, consider yourselves lucky that this set only includes ONE crop top. You're welcome. 

 

four outfits featuring Demeter skirt

 

How will you wear Demeter