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Twist Style Fridays Double Feature: Paisley and Flagstone

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.



Hi fashion fans. I'm back again with another exciting installment of Twist Style Fridays. This week, our fashion adventure is extra-exciting, because we are styling TWO garments from the Spring/Summer issue. We wanted to do this fun feature with as many designs as possible before our next issue launches (soon- we promise!!). Today, two lovely sweaters are on the sartorial menu: Paisley and Flagstone. We always want to know your styling ideas, so play with these garments in Polyvore, post your ideas on our Facebook, or tweet them at us @twistcollective (#twiststyle).


First up- Paisley. This sweater has some gorgeous details- the eyelets around the neckline, the princess "seams", and of course, the lovely paisley motifs.



Paisley



My first impulse was to keep the styling on this one pretty simple, and let the sweater really shine. Here are three variations on basic denim, cute shoes, and solid bags.

Paisley, styled plainly

Of course, I am someone who considers leopard print to be a neutral, so I couldn't stick to just basics for this one. The next set got a little wild, since I started to wonder about pattern-matching; what happens when you mix paisley with *more* paisley?? This does:

Paisley Squared

Maybe those are a little wild for some folks- but think about how they would look if the sweater were slate grey, or camel? Think about it, anyways.



Flagstone



Flagstone is a lovely cardigan that brings the eye upwards, towards the fetching lace panels, and your pretty, pretty face. My first set are riffs on the style you see above- floral dresses, simple sandals, perfect cardi.

Flagstone with dresses


The shirtdress in the center actually inspired the enture next set- not all necklines look wonderful with crisp collars, but this one really does. This means it's an easy addition to a business casual wardrobe for cooler days, or a lovely counterpoint to the sheer, summery button downs that are so very trendy right now. For your viewing (and wearing?) pleasure- three takes on Flagstone with a collared shirt and pants.

Flagstone with collars

How would you wear Flagstone? What about Paisley?