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Twist Style Friday: Calabash

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.


 


The weather has been torturing me. One gorgeous sunny day where the last four months begin to melt, and then an immense blizzard the next day, and today it's supposed to be warm and also it will rain. It's confusing, and it's making me grumpy.


On the bright side, I did score a sweet new spring jacket yesterday, and I have a pretty badass pair of low heeled boots I got on sale during the winter that I have not yet worn because I didnt want to get them soggy and salty their first time out on the town. Their time is coming.

 

My apartment is poorly insulated, so when I'm home, my uniform of late has been wool socks, leggings, a wool sweater, and a toque. I am so wishing I had today's snuggly featured sweater, Calabash. Look.

 

full shot of the sweater, foliage in the background. cabled yoke, long sleeves, high necklineback detail. same cable yoke is echoed, body is knit plain.

 

The snuggliest! I want it. Usually I want things in bright, saturated colors - and I obviously still think that would be lovely -  but mine would be like this one. Sheepy. Let's take one more look at the gorgeous cabled yoke.

 

closeup shot of cabled yoke. cables resemble vertical columns of vines growing up towards the face.

 

I was thinking about my friend Jenna when I made the set below. She is the master of the "oh this old thing?" look. She always looks elegant, and she never looks like she's trying, which actually might be the exact opposite of how I dress. I would curl up with Calabash and a good book, ideally in front of a roaring fire. Jenna would wear it to Fashion Week with shiny shoes and then to a party and the next day when she woke up her makeup would still be perfect. My friends are magic.

three outfits, one with pointy toe creepers and bright printed pants, one with a red crinoline and studded sneakers, and one with black leather pants and shiny ankle boots

How will you wear Calabash?