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Twist Style Friday: North Wind

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 don't even like new years eve (too much pressure to have fun makes me anxious), but somehow as December ripens, the level of sparkle in my wardrobe that is acceptable to me steadily increases. Last night I met a friend for a delicious latke dinner- festive perhaps, but certainly not fancy- and I wore a dress that bears a strong resemblance to a disco ball. Styled with doc martens, opaque black tights, wool socks, and a cardigan in a bright solid color, I am pretty tempted to wear this dress in the daytime. In any other month this might seem outlandish to me, but these days I can't think of a good reason not to be metallic. It tickles me that I get to write this column, given that my personal style would score medium-high on a ridiculousness scale. Thank you, dear Twist readers, for taking me seriously, even if only for a moment.


Allow me to introduce this week's subject: North Wind.


North Wind


It's pretty easy, I think, to imagine this as a serious staple in your casual wardrobe. With leggings or jeans, it's autumn on the beach. It's on the way to yoga. It's the extra layer under your coat for those really brutal days. It's cozy and shapely and the details are gorgeous.


cable detail


I do contend that this sweater need not be confined to your casual wardrobe, however. Please feel absolutely free to take North Wind out on the town. Take her shopping. Take her to the movies. Take her to a festive gathering. Take her to grandmother's house. This right side of this set is inspired by little red riding hood (because duh) and the left side is a little more... glitzy. Call it Gossip Girl (top left), or Bowie-librarian (bottom left).


North Wind Styling

How will you wear North Wind?