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Twist Style Friday Triple Threat: Ossel (times two) and Parure
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 an unusual Style Friday. The designers of both the garments we're looking at today participated in making this post more exciting and awesome. There are eleven outfits today. Get excited.
First off, we have two versions of Ossel, the lovely sweaterdress by Alison Green. Alison wanted a sweater version of this, so she made one! Look out for a blog post soon with more info on how to convert the pattern if you want the same thing! Since Alison was kind enough to snap a few photos of her sweater, I styled that too, so we have Ossel, two ways. Doesn't that sound like a menu item at a fancy restaurant?
I love the cables, love the moss stitch, love the shape, love the boatneck. I think this would look really fab on all sorts of body types, but especially those with a big bodacious bum. I'm not sure i would be able to resist wearing this every single day in the frosty days of wintertime. I'll admit, my styling of this isn't the most inventive, but it's already basically an outfit, so... tights and boots!
There are some more possibilities with a sweater version, though (not that i'm knocking tights and boots, tights and boots is sort of my life right now).
The other neat thing about this week is that I am not the only one who did some of the styling! Karolina, who designed the refined and adorable Parure cardigan, put together a couple of outfits. You remember Parure, right?
Check out the texture and detail on that yoke!!! It's so subtle and pretty. Imagine what would happen if you used a handpainted yarn for the contrast color! This cardigan is basic enough to be really versatile, but you'd also be SO PROUD that you made it your own self.
Here are some of Karolina's ideas about how to wear Parure:
And because I am a sucker for anything girly, and this top has been calling to me since the Fall issue dropped, I did up a couple of outfits that I would like to wear right now.