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ABOUT STYLE IMITATING ART
Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. My main tip for participating is not to just look at the colors but look at the textures, think about complimentary colors, etc. In other words, you don’t have to be literal your interpretation. It’s all about looking at the items in your closet in new and creative ways — mixing colors and patterns and just having fun.
INSPIRATION ART WORK
I took this picture waaaaaay back in 2012 when I first learning about photography. I look at the image and I see all the technical errors, and I cringe but I love the colors. The pinks, the browns, the golds, and the creams. There’s also bits of green and burgundy.
What do you think you’ll wear? I can’t wait to see! There really are so many options.
This week’s inspiration piece was curated by me. My blog is all about life away from the library.
The inspiration for my look was that very top button, the one with the tan beads and muted gold filigree. I remember when I bought the bag of buttons at the store, I immediately picked that one up and thought it’d end up the top button on one of my many cardigans. Do you do that? Replace the manufactured buttons on your cardis? I don’t do it all the time, but every now and then I find buttons that I just think fit better. It also gives the cardi a much more custom feel. But I digress…
I thought the embroidery in my top and the Swiss Dot in my extender kind of reminded me of the raised areas of the button. For accent colors, I chose the deep burgundies and browns of the plain plastic buttons.
I think this may be one of my favorite outfits. It’s a nice mix of classic with a bit of the eclectic.
This blouse is a favorite of mine and has been seen before here and here. Now that I’ve styled it with pants and leggings, I think it’s time I pair it with a skirt, what do you think? Or maybe even shorts? I also think it needs to be seen without the extender, don’t you?
It’s not too late to join us! Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me by Tuesday, 12 March. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 13 March.
Now go play in your closet,
For more stylish inspiration, check out the following linkups:
Where I Co-host
- Ageless Style – Ten women, over the age of forty, prove that style is ageless
- Fab Forties – Six bloggers, over the age of forty, show they’re still fabulously fashionable
- Style Imitating Art – Style inspired by pieces of art