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Twist Style Friday: Wrought

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.


 

Maybe it's because I'm a freelancer that my ideas about what "day" and "night" are deviate slightly from the norm, or it might be the other way around? Time mostly seems made up to me, especially when it's possible to do what I'll be doing tomorrow, which is to fly for five hours and arrive only two hours later than I left, no flux capacitor required. 

 

My friend Eroca does a lot of travelling, so she is my go-to for packing and flying tips. She recently told me a gut-busting story about a time when her luggage was overweight and instead of eating the charge, she opened the bag up and put on layers and layers of clothing until the bag was light enough to pass muster. The lesson I get from that tale is this: wear your bulkiest and heaviest clothes and shoes on the plane. Even when the weather is hot, it's nearly always cold on planes, and you'll have more room in your bag for your things. Also, take no guff and always look amazing. 

 

 

full shot on floral background

 

 

If I had a Wrought, it's what I'd be wearing on the plane tomorrow. 

 

 

sleeve detailback

 

 

She's got great cable details on the arms, but the body is mostly plain, keeping the shape sleek. I like the slightly scooped neckline and the single twisty cable that carries onto the side of the body. 

 

 

neckline

 

 

There was a tiny whiff of fall in the air this week (not to mention our spiffy Fall Issue...) and I got so excited. I love fall fashion. Wrought is the perfect sweater to carry you season to season.  I was feeling leather and denim and boots and that color that isn't blue or grey or green exactly but looks like whales. 

 

How will you wear Wrought

Throwback Thursday: Koleine

I was smitten with this sweater when we first published it, and I haven't changed my mind!

 

 

shoulder detail

 

 

Koleine's textural stripes are delicious, and I love the way they narrow at the waist. 

 

 

waist detailback detail

 

 

The cables are simple and lovely, the foldy collar is a delight. Plus, the whole thing is reversible. That's pretty cool. 

 

 

back shoulder

Twist Style Friday: Kirigami

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.


 

 

I had a really slow groggy morning, fashion fans. It's been a big couple of weeks, and I just wanted to stay in my bed until the leaves turn crimson and ochre. I have settled at a cafe with a sandwich and an iced coffee before me. Just before sitting down to write this, I opened a piece of mail from some friends of mine who just relocated to a smaller city outside Toronto, inviting me to their friendsgiving party, and the envelope was full of glitter. Half an hour ago, my day could be described as languid, slow, and gentle. Now it's bright, alert, and sparkly. Neither of these are bad, they are just different ways of having a day. Same could be said, I think, about the transformation that Kirigami underwent when she got a little Swatch It style makeover for our Spring Summer issue. 

 

 

version one, purple and cream version two

 

 

The OG Kirigami is snuggly and subtle. She's interesting and constructed unconventionally, but she doesn't smack you upside the head with her differentness. She's quirky, but just a little. New school Kirigami brings on the drama. She's bold and loud and she wants to be seen. 

 

back shoulder unbuttoned placket

 

 

This sweater is packed full of details I love: tiny buttons, a changeable neckline, multidirectional stripes, contrast hems, and asymmetry. YUM! 

 

 

new version, looking fab

 

 

I can sometimes be a sucker for a trend, and a knitting one I'm pretty into right now is gradient yarns. I think this sweater would be a stunning and unusual pattern choice for a gradient yarn or set- one continuous color, striped with an ombre, wouldn't that be gorgeous?? 

 

The contrast in the new version made me want to go big with the styling. Welcome to drama-rama, friends. 

 

 

 

How will you wear Kirigami

 

Throwback Thursday: Astra

Taking a stroll through old issues of Twist for things to feature on Throwback Thursdays is almost as fun as flipping through a new issue! 

 

Today we remember Astra- neither gone nor forgotten, and still in my knitting queue. 

 

neck and raglan linehem and sleeve edge

 

 

I don't know you guys. I think this sweater might be perfect? The cabled raglan line, wavy hems, and welted boatneck are simple, pretty details that perfectly match a sweater with an easy shape and clean lines. 

 

 

full view

Twist Style Friday: Ormond

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!! 

 

I'm back from my week working at camp, getting ready for my brother's wedding this weekend! Busy busy busy. The girl on the go needs a sweater like Ormond in her corner, always ready to keep you cozy at a moment's notice. Whether it's an evening chill or an overzealous air conditioner that's got you feeling chilled, Ormond has you covered. 

 

 

side vieworiginal version, from the front

 

 

Yep, Ormond is another of the dozen sweaters we reinvented this issue, so you can see her a few different ways. Whether you want the sprightly spring of the cotton/wool original, or the slink of the new version's alpaca/silk, Ormond's simple shape and stripey lace is an excellent use of whatever yarn you're currently crushing on. 

 

 

back shoulder detail

 

 

It's easy to see how Ormond can be anything from a bathing suit cover-up to a blazer. Me, I feel like a cardigan that doesn't close is just calling for a full skirt, but you do you. 

 

 

 

How will you wear Ormond?

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