7.30.2009

I Brake for Argyle

Don’t look at me that way. Save your quizzical glances for another. All of the little pink hearts that seemingly appear in my life on a daily basis may have thrown you off; but I have an obsession to confess. It begins with the letter A. Argyle, to be exact. Blame it on the preppy phase that I found myself in during the tenth grade in which I enveloped myself in argyle-printed polos on a daily basis; but the diamond print has never retired from my brain. And now that I’ve discovered Old Navy’s Argyle Sweater Dress I approximate that, quite frankly, it never will.

Accept it, darlings, for the fall a sweater dress is an apparel necessity. To put it in more accurate words, in fact, your wardrobe is simply naked without one. It is a single item that countless ensembles can be crafted around; and in a shade as versatile as the handsome Heather Gray, or the glorious Goodnight Nora, it is certainly not presumptuous to assume that yes, your Argyle Sweater Dress is bound to become a saucy staple in your overflowing chiffonier.

Oh, so you don’t believe me…let me put it in a more descriptive manner – one dress three ways.

Tight Out
Claudia preferred to remain trendy with her looks; her mother, however, opted for a more clean style that was proper and preppy. Luckily, Claudia knew how to appease mommy dearest. The Argyle Sweater Dress would satisfy her strict ways; while the black tights and black knee-high flat boots paired underneath would pacify Claudia’s desire for fashion forward fabulosity.

The Flat and the Furious
Wall Street sweetheart Bianca was known for her statuesque height and unbelievable brainpower. The latter never made her self-conscious in board meetings; the former, on the other hand, left her feeling uncomfortable and out of place. She was expected to dress up, and shake the hands of high-powered bigwigs; ones who always clocked in at least three inches shorter than she – when she was wearing heels, that is. But she had to look professional, and her wardrobe didn’t accommodate flats. Except, of course, her Argyle Sweater Dress. With bare legs and black patent ballet flats, she was bound to make a lasting impression on her co-workers – without towering over them.

A Tempting Tunic
It was no use. Olivia wracked her brain, wrecked her closet, and still came out empty-handed. She had finally snagged a date with her dream guy, but could locate nothing worthy enough for wearing on such a special occasion. Her dark wash skinny jeans hugged her lower half tightly; her toes, painted with Chanel Nail Lacquer in Rouge Noir No. 18, slipped into a sky-high pair of black platform stilettos; but the top was a no-show. Then she saw it, the Argyle Sweater Dress. Her roommate loved the piece, but Olivia didn’t think she’d mind if she borrowed it for the night. And on her lithe frame, the dress would fit as a magical tunic, the perfect accompaniment to the rest of her getup.

Tell it to me straight, ladies…do you brake for argyle?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Old Navy for the pictures.
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30 comments

Little Red said...

These are cute dresses! I like the black and gray one the best. I remember having a few argyle pieces when I went through my preppy phase in eighth grade. I still love the print! I don't know how anyone could dislike argyle!

jayne said...

i love argile, its classic prep, but can be made funky

ana said...

Oh!!! I love Old Navy... everytime I go to the US for shopping I go directly to this store... And this is really really nice!!! thanks for the find

Leia said...

I LOVE these dresses. I've never owned anything in Argyle (I think my mum might disown me - she is not a fan of the preppy look!) but I've always wanted to. And a sweaterdress? An absolute essential for fall! Now the only problem is how to decide what color to buy (and do they ship to the UK?!)

janettaylor said...

just cute...

XoXo

Monica said...

I like argyle as well. I own a navy argyle pullover shirt that I'm in love with. I think I might have to check out the dress form. The gray one is gorgeous.

Meream said...

I love the grays of these argyle patterns.

The Pink Tutu said...

I love sweater dresses - and with argyle? Even better! The one in grey and black is my fave - very classy.

Vivian said...

amazing post!! i love argyle, and i love the different stories and ways to wear it! the dress is a great find, i should go get it! i'm so, so excited for Fall fashion!

sherin said...

hmmm, its pretty. I don't know if a sweater dress is really my thing, but they do look cute.

myvogue said...

I love the argyle prints - they are very appropriate for working apparel or something more formal. I also love the print on men's clothes like sweaters. Super cute find!!!

Luinae said...

I want a Argyle vest or sweater for my A/W wardrobe.
Also, I own a sweater dress and LOVE it. It has blue, black, and grey wide horizontal stripes, hugs and creates curves, look great when I throw it on and some flats. Amazing piece

Lilee said...

oooh love the dress!

kknelson2 said...

I love it :)

Lily G. said...

I'm loving argyle too. Those are such cute dresses. Perfect for fall!

La Couturier said...

Argyle's a bit too preppy for me, but I do love that sweaterdress!

bisous,
la C.

The Anthology said...

I do brake for argyle. Mostly because it makes me want to go back to school.

It's so classically fall. Which is actually my favourite season clothing-wise.

Amelia said...

I'd really like an argyle cardigan, but a whole argyle dress might be a bit much for me. I like argyle, because it's such a classically fall print.

Momisodes said...

I LOVE argyle. But I'm not sure I could pull off that dress. I even a few argyle socks and sweater :)

Kristin said...

Most definitely. That prepster side to me adores argyle anything!

Jackie said...

Abso-freaking-lutely! I brake for argyle. In 12th grade, half my wardrobe consisted of argyle. Or so it seemed. ...okay, so I'm exaggerating. BUT, i wore argyle at least once a week.

Nowadays, I mostly just buy argyle socks. Weird? And I still wear some of the argyle sweaters I wore back in high school. I like argyle, but I don't wear it so often anymore because it makes me feel so young. Probably because I associate it with high school...

I'm digging the sweater dress, but I'm thinking I wouldn't be able to pull it off.

E said...

Yum, argyle makes me excited for fall!

Keith said...

I've always liked it myself. Hope you have a great Friday and weekend. Cheers!

Panda said...

These are actually really nice dresses! (: I like the grey one the best though. Very preppy cool...

Oh, and thanks for all the comments you've written on my blog, i really appreciate it.

Panda xx

yiqin; said...

I like them too. Need to head over to Old Navy

Fashionista said...

I love the dress..especially paired with ballerina flats..what a cute look..xoxomish

Marian said...

abso yummy post! i love how they all wore their argyle. It is such a preppy classic!
xx
marian

fashiongrail said...

So cute!!!!

Dina's Days said...

I've never seen an argyle dress like these. Very cute.

FabBlab said...

I actually bought an orange and pale pink one from Benetton last year and never wore it! Guess it's time to pull it out ;)

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