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Twist Style Friday: Skyscraper

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015 13:19

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 humans!!! I had a long and kind of annoying week, and yesterday it snowed and that made me very very grumpy. However, it is the weekend now, and I am going on a funny weekend road trip with a friend of mine and we get to spend some time with a crew of extremely weird and wonderful humans, many of whom have really fantastic style. 

 

I think what I'm trying to say is that I'm having a hard time packing. I want to look extremely cute (always), I want to be warm enough but I don't really want to concede defeat and bring my winter coat out of seasonal retirement. I also want to be able to dress according to my mood, but it is hard to predict what my mood will be 24 and 48 hours from now. Additionally, I have become addicted to hair crimping, and it means that I can either dress super sleek and minimalist which realllly draws attention to my asymmetrical shock of platinum crimps, or really dedicate myself to dressing like it's somewhere between 1984 and 1996. Mostly I lean towards the second option. Stupid clothes make me really happy. I think I'm gonna debut my dumbest shoes this weekend- they lace up like corsets and the (extremely high) platform soles are shaped like hooves. They'll go great with my stupid hair. I'm leaving in about 2.5 hours, so I guess I should actually put some things I want to wear in a bag, right? 

 

This week's sweater is decidedly not stupid. It's simply shaped, and the patterning is really lovely. Meet Skyscraper

 

 

light teal cardigan with vertical detailing on the bodice and sleeves.

 

 

Knit in a tweedy yarn like this, it has a rustic feel, which is accentuated by the rolled neckline and the reverse stockinette body. In something smoother with a bit of sheen, this could be a dressy cardigan. I could also really see this working in a semisolid or even a self striping yarn, if you're into that sort of thing. 

 

 

from the back

 

 

I think Skyscraper hits the exact right note of special-basic. Which means you can wear it with just about anything. Which means I picked some really awesome and odd stuff, like studded sneaker-boots, a skirt with bears on it, and a whole selection of fringed purses. Voila, some ideas for styling Skyscraper

 

 

three outfits

 

How will you wear Skyscraper