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Twist Style Friday Triple Threat: Belleville, Portia, Verbena

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 read that title right. We are looking at *three* Twist garments today. All of them are super lovely. Let's take a quick look at these great tops, and then have an outfit bonanaza! 

 

 

First up is Belleville. a lovely spring cardigan with a fresh lacy back! 

 

 

Belleville, pale yellow cardigan with lace panel in back, seen from the back on a brunette model standing in front of a floral wallBelleville from the front

 

 

I love the graphic lace on the back, and how it's echoed on the cuffs and by the buttonbands. I think the neckline is sweet and pretty. I would like three. 

 

 


close up of tie-up sides of Portia tunic, lace yoke and split-seam skirt.full view of Portia tunic

 

 

Meet Portia! A cinched-waist tunic with integrated ties and pretty lace. Cute, right? 

 

 

Verbena, pale purple skirted tankback view

 

 

Verbena is an asymmetrical skirted tank with fun construction; you knit the skirt portion sideways, and then pick up and knit the top portion. 

 

 

three more!

 

 

For Verbena, I thought about different contexts in which you could wear this top. I think it could very easily be dressed up or down. In my brain, these outfits (from left to right) are for a garden party, a night at a club, and a weekend music festival. 

 

 

three outfits

 

 

It took a while for those loose pants to grow on me, as an idea. When i started seeing them in stores over the last few months, I had the same reaction as when people started wearing leggings as pants. I thought judgmentally, "put some darn pants on, humans!" Then I saw people wearing them and looking so comfy and so cool, and I was converted. I don't have any of my own yet, but if i find ones that fit me well - with a great and silly floral - they will be mine. Oh yes, they will be mine. 

 

 

and another three

 

 

Me, I don't wear a lot of onesies (the umbrella category for jumpsuits, coveralls, rompers, etc). I was thinking about my friend Eroca when I styled that outfit in the middle. She wears onesies almost exclusively - she calls them unisuits - and always looks fabulous. She and I built a giant cake last week for someone to jump out of. I burned myself with a hot glue gun and it was still a really great day. 

 

 

How will you wear Belleville, Portia, and Verbena?