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Twist Style Friday: Calendula

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.


 

 

It's Friday! This is a funny work week for me, and I have a long day of work tomorrow, so Friday doesn't feel like the kind of sweet relief that Fridays often are. I'm still happy to see it here again. Pity me, a little, but then let it go and focus on Calendula. 

 

 

full shot of model wearing Calendula sweater

 

This sweater looks like fun. Fun to make, fun to wear. I have been thinking about making one for myself, even though it's not totally my usual style. I'm mostly a product knitter; I knit the things I want to wear (or want to give someone else to wear). Don't get me wrong, I totally want to wear Calendula, but the thing that makes it a tempting project is that I want to knit it. 

 

That vertical line down the center front and back; that's a three needle bind-off! The sweater is constructed by making two pieces from cuff to center body, and then joining them in the middle. Doesn't that sound exciting? The whole thing is knit sideways. You can see that a little more clearly in this shot. 

 

detail of back neckline and shoulder area

 

The boat neck is also lovely, and don't you think the lace is so pretty?? I really like how it goes down the sleeves seamlessly from the neckline. 

 

Side view

 

Ok, onto the really fun part; styling it! Here are some ideas of how to wear Calendula in a bit of a dressy context. The recipe is pretty much Calendula + straight cut, patterned skirt + gold accessories + sexy shoes = awesome. 

 

Now that is some math I can get behind. 

 

three dressy outfits with Calendula sweater

 

 

I also wanted to show off Calendula's versatility, so here are some more casual looks.  I have to confess to a deep love for the combo of orange and pink, even though "fashion" will tell you they clash. I say, clash away. Listen to The Clash while clashing. Get into some trouble- deep deep trouble

 

three casual outfits

 

 

How will you wear Calendula