Monday, September 29, 2008

Argylicious!

Argyle is making a serious comeback! Once purely the domain of preppy socks and grandfatherly sweaters, the diamond pattern has crept onto dresses, shoes, even handbags! Runway photos courtesy style.com except where otherwise credited.
Left: D&G Fall 2008; right: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009
Sass and Bide, courtesy nymag.com
Twinkle, via nymag.com
Marni - CC adores this skirt and the clever combination of patterns!
Moschino, via nytimes.com
Balmain
Topshop.com editorial... Talk about harlequin romance!
The argyle knit is one of fall’s essentials!Vogue Paris cover, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Vain and Vapid.
At right: Fellow Fashionista The Clothes Horse wearing the trend – so chic!
Gucci
See by Chloé argyle cardigan, at Neiman Marcus
Forever 21 has some adorable, affordable options, like this belted sweater tank and v-neck, both at forever21.com.
YMC shrunken cardi with open knit argyle pattern, at gargyle.com.
ARGLYLE FROCKS


At right:
Abaeté Darcy sweater dress, at Bloomingdales.com
French Connection Million Dollars beaded hem dress – so cute!
Argyle turtleneck sweaterdress, at victoriassecret.com
See by Chloé beaded puff sleeve dress, at net-a-porter.com
Fred Perry fine knitted dress, at asos.com
Plenty by Tracy Reese Smock Frock dress, at Nordstrom
ACCESSORIES
Xhiliration extra long skinny sash scarf, at Target
Haute hosiery from frankbeecostume.com
Hue argyle sweater tights, at nordstom.com
Nordstrom over-the-knee socks
Victoria’s Secret Pink argyle socks
Argyle Plaid rain boot, $24.99 at target.com! (And if you adore Wellies, be sure to check out CC's post from yesterday!)
Patsy platform at forever21.com
Hale Bob argyle slide, at victoriassecret.com
Miu Miu diamond leather bag, at net-a-porter.com
L.A.M.B. Edinburgh Clydebank Tote, at shopbop.com
MENSWEAR
Ballantyne cashmere sweater, at bluefly.com - CC likes the unexpected color combo of this one!
Love Moschino v-neck, at revolveclothing.com
David Donahue cuff links, at Nordstrom.com (we will SO borrow these!)
Tell CC, darlings: do you have any argyle in your wardrobe or on your “must-haves” list?

51 comments:

The Seeker said...

I like it very much!
So British!

xoxo

Missa said...

The beaded puff sleeve dress is my favorite!

fashion herald said...

I loved that sass & bide harlequin look on the runway, missed them this season in new york!

myriam said...

So nice! Perfect for autumn.

Equipo Dash and Cash said...

I love this pattern, every year it comes back so I can reuse my clothes like it was de first time.

Tom

lisa said...

I'm so glad you featured The Clothes Horse in this post because that's one of my fave looks of hers! Last week when the weather was colder I dug out a white, orange, and pink argyle sweater I'd bought last year (I have a picture of it here).

Susanna-Cole said...

I'm a little mixed on whether or not I like argyl, I think for me, I like it better when it's done in either an innovative way or a understated way such as the Balmain dress. It's not obvious in-your-face argyl and I like that! :)

xoxo,
S-C

Lisa said...

for some reason i really like argyle on a man.

i dig the nerd look :)

great post, as always beautiful carrie.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-this is a great trend, I shall borrow my sons grey and pink argyle v neck sweater, haha!!

miss vintage love said...

I love the sweaters!

Siljesfashion said...

Great look, love the ovet the knee socks!

Make Do and Mend said...

So true - you gotta love argyle - I'm also a sucker for fair isle too!

Mila said...

Wow, love the Marni and Twinkle clothes! <3

WendyB said...

I got an argyle sweater last year for the first time ever!

ivoreece said...

It seems like typical busines or college pattern for me :) I like it!!!

Penny said...

i love that turquoise cardigan. i think this pattern looks really cool on guys, i love old people style!

La Belette Rouge said...

I am wanting an argyle sweater. Great assortment to choose from!

issa said...

love argyle! i don't think it's ever not in style :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

conservative but savvy. i like christie's dress.

Farren said...

I had a love affair with argyle in high school. =D I still have my leftover 3/4 sleeve v-neck argyle sweater and my knee high argyle socks. I have some argyle tights from Saks but they're way too big! they bunch up and end up looking like pants. I think I might juts cut off the feet and wear them as pants. They're certainly opaque enough. =D

dolcechic said...

I am so glad argyle is back! I have a few sweaters I was going to put on craigslist from Abercrombie from years back. Great post!!!

The Stiletto Effect said...

love the light blue dress ( i just didnt get who's the designer... is it moschino?)

Miss Karen said...

Gosh, Argyle has never looked so versatile! I love it in all its' many forms, especially cardigans and sweaters and tights.

The pictures here are so lovely!

enc said...

Argyle, my greatest weakness!

Doll legs said...

OO I love preppy look, for woman or for men,its fun,Lovve the soks and the rain boots!!

Q8 fashionista said...

i love it..esp on sweaters and cardigans!!

Nicole Linette said...

I loved how you used "icious" in your title! :D Hahaha. Argyle is seriously my favorite pattern. Either that or plaid, but anyway, I love argyle sweaters, socks, shirts.. and those oxford booties! XD Uh-mazing.

peace&love
nicole.

Lains said...

I love the preppiness of argyle. That Moschino look is adorable.

Diabolina 3.1 said...

i heart nerdy hot! look at mr. d!

Jessica said...

I agree Argyles are everywhere. I like this trend ! :)

Juaи + said...

I totally need the sweater that the male model is wearing!

Melissa said...

I love that Balmain dress. Oh that collection is perfection.

Diego R. Wyatt said...

I must say as much as I try to steer clear of argyle, I love it (moreso on women)as long as it doesn't get too preppy. Brooks Brothers is doing some amazing things in argyle.

miss cavendish said...

I heart argyle on other people, though not on me. A lovely selection!

please sir said...

So fun - I love this kind of look!

chuckles said...

I really like blue dress

Lil Midget said...

It has a nice antique (not in a bad way) feel to it...Perhaps a classic feel would be a better way of putting it :)

Dana (MODAna) said...

argylicious IN DEED!!!
I love the incorporation of the clothes horse! Your posts are always so inclusive and comprehensive, it's like I needn't check anything else
I love argyles but own few things - tights and 2 sweaters.

Dropsofglamour said...

This is a hard sell for me but i do like some of those less obvious dress are quite nice

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

love this print..it is rocks for me..not like plaid

S said...

LOVE IT. I want those F21 oxfords! And the Marni, Gucci and TopShop outfits of course :)

Dana said...

I love those sweaters... I bet my granpa has lots of them... they are so chic!!

Hunters Glory said...

love love love argyle!

Diana Coronado said...

I love it !!

Looks classy and elegant

Songy said...

How do you pronounce that word? I'd better look it up.

Another new fashion vocab for me. Very educational.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I'm definately loving the come back...can't wait to wear it :) I especially love Marni's look - the mix of patterns is really fresh

PaLoMiNo said...

WOOOOOOOOOW LOVE THEM ALL

Dapper Kid said...

Yum yum yum yum, I loooove argyle!!! I so need that purple v-neck!

Sara Morante said...

I have always weared argyle anywhere (cardigans, socks, etc) and thinks that they really are classic & timeless.

Leeann said...

I love argyle! And I really enjoyed this post. I featured it on Beauty Chat. Check it out:http://www.beautychatblog.com/2008/10/fab-friday-finds-12/

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