Style Imitating Art: Buttons by Dani Vaughn-Tucker

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Tan Cardigan Laurie Felt Aztec Blouse Tweed Cropped Pants and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}

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

Buttons {living outside the stacks}

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.

THE CURATOR

This week’s inspiration piece was curated by me. My blog is all about life away from the library.

MY LOOK

Tan Cardigan Laurie Felt Aztec Blouse Tweed Cropped Pants and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}

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…

 Tan Cardigan Laurie Felt Aztec Blouse Tweed Cropped Pants and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}

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.

 Tan Cardigan Laurie Felt Aztec Blouse Tweed Cropped Pants and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}

I think this may be one of my favorite outfits. It’s a nice mix of classic with a bit of the eclectic.

 Tan Cardigan Laurie Felt Aztec Blouse Tweed Cropped Pants and Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Earrings – Nickel & Suede | Blouse – Laurie Felt Aztec Print Blouse {QVC} | Extender – Old {Similar} |Cropped Pants – Target {Similar} | Wedges – Zulily {Similar}

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?

THE CO-HOSTS

Make sure you visit my co-hosts, Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, you can read her post here, and Kim {Fierce Fashion Blog} to see their interpretations of the inspiration piece.

JOIN US

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.

You don’t have to have a blog to join, you can share your images on Instagram as well! Just tag Kim, Salazar, and me or use the hashtag #StyleImitatingArt so we know you’re there.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

 

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