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Twis Style Friday Double Bubble: Restalrig and Tybee
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.
You folks know that I dress pretty carefully. I take into consideration the weather, what I will be doing with my day, my mood while dressing, and what sort of state of mind I would like to be in for the day. Then I concoct an outfit based on a delicate balance of those factors. Or sometimes, I have to rush my sweetheart of a roommate to the emergency room (everyone is fine, don't worry!) and don't have time for this kind of morning creation ritual. Those times, I end up leaving the house wearing leggings as pants, an oversized hot pink tank top that says "I am my own dream date", and a cardigan with pockets. Nothing exploded as a result of not having carefully calculated my clothes, but I am still glad that most of my days start with a little sartorial math.
The simple shape and linear lace make room for lots of sweet details, like the waist-tie and picot edges. Let's just take a closer look at a couple of those details, ok?
Lovely, right? You could go full strength sweet with this one (as someone who has nicknamed her bedroom "the tweehouse", this was obviously my first impulse). You could also use Tybee to soften the edges of clothes that are a little tougher; balance the flavor a bit. Take a look at the set below to see what I mean.
Restalrig has been slowly growing on me since our Spring/Summer issue launched. She wasn't the first garment that caught my eye. She isn't brightly colored or densely patterned. There are no swirly cables or fancy cuff details. The last few times I've looked at her, she kind of swept me off my feet.
She is perfect for misty mornings and chilly evenings. You can wear her with leggings or jeans, or over a vintage slip like Courtney Love (in the 90s). Something about the subtle shaping and the shoulder details whispered to me- grown-up grunge.