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Twist Style Friday: Winona

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.


 


This is a happy Friday indeed. I moved yesterday! I used to live on a major street in Toronto. It was super convenient, but also was about halfway between a fire station and an ambulance station and right on a 24-hour bus line. Now I live on a street where the trees are big enough to touch branches in the middle. Some of those trees have green buds on them today. I can see them out the window to my new deck. At least in this climate, it's that really magical time in spring where in the daytime it's actually hot out, but it cools right down at night. Yes, friends, this is prime cardigan season.

 

Winona

 

This sweater is super pretty. If you like wearing A-line skirts or dresses, this is the perfect thing to pair with them on a chilly spring evening. The low neckline is just a little spicy, depending on what you wear it with, and the full lenth sleeves and longer length read a bit more demure.


Because of the way that sample sizes work, and because Polyvore mostly caters to a "fashion" audience, and because fashion as an industry is mostly interested in dressing women with a very particular body size and shape, it's hard to show you, in the context of these posts, how different garments would look on different sorts of bodies. Without getting too political for a Friday morning before I've had my coffee (I found the box with the coffee grinder, but not the coffee itself), I'll tell you that I'm a really firm believer that all bodies are good bodies, and that you only get one, so you'd be wise to be kind to it. This is an aside to an aside, but pre-coffee Carly is prone to tangents; an artist friend of mine did a performance piece asking people to be gentler with themselves, literally beating herself up. You can see a little micro-documentary about it here.

 

All that was a meandering lead in to tell you that though I think this sweater would look awesome on all sorts of bodies, the shape of it might be particularly awesome if you look more like Wynonna Judd than Winona Ryder.

 

Enough about body politics, let's look at some clothes and shoes!


Four outfits

'Tis the season for chambray and florals and flats, am I right? The outfits on the far left and right may have been slightly inspired by watermelon.

I wanted to be wearing this sweater over my moving outfit last night (patterned leggings and a t-shirt), when I went to this amazing bakery in my old neigborhood for a post-move ice cream sandwich (you get to choose the kind of cookie and flavor of ice cream you want and they are all amazing). After ice cream and sitting in the shade for a bit, I got chilly!


How would you wear Winona?