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Twist Style Friday (plus bonus contest!): Lyssia

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! Can you believe that it is already nearing the end of June? Whether or not the weather reflects it, summer is in full swing. The city pools in Toronto open this week, and I can't wait to spend some days lounging and swimming. 


This week's weather has actually been so dreamy for me; I love when it's hot in the sun, cool in the shade, and chilly in the morning and evening. I get to have some glowy sun on my face (SPF 30, every day) but I don't feel sticky and flushed all the time.

 

This is, incidentally, also perfect weather for a light little cardi that you can just toss in your bag. One this pretty, you'll be excited for a bit of a chill (or some powerful AC) so you can show off it's goergeousness (along with your own, naturally).

 

Lyssia

 

I love the scooped neck, the plentiful buttons, the trim sleeves. What a pretty thing. Have you ever seen anything look so refined, so elegant, while also being covered in butterflies?? Seriously.

 

Lyssia back

 

I put Lyssia with frocks of all sorts. From acid wash denim to gauzy evening gowns, Lyssia can hang out with all the coolest kids. She's basically the prom queen of sweaters.

 

four outfits by Carly

 

Marnie made a set too! Hers is a day-to-night outfit, because Marnie is clever. Just switch a couple of accessories, and poof! You're evening-appropriate.

 

day to night outfit by Marnie

 

Do you share Marnie's classic style? Like all the froth and frill of the dresses I picked? I want to see how you would wear Lyssia. Put together a set of your own with Polyvore or with photo editing software and share it on Facebookravelry or tweet it with the hashtag #twiststyle and we'll draw one name for a free pattern of your choosing. Enter by Tuesday evening, and I'll post some faves and the winner on Wednesday!

I can't decide which of the butterflies is my favorite, but I *love* that they are all different sizes. Keeps the knitting interesting too. At the moment, I'm really digging this little bitty one on the sleeve. See?

 

Sleeve detail

 

Do you have a favorite? How will you wear Lyssia? Show me, and maybe win!