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Style Imitating Art {living outside the stacks}


Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Gray}, Kim {Fierce Fashion Blog}, and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art inspired outfit. 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 in 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.


This week’s image was chosen by Kim {Fierce Fashion Blog}.


Autumn (Study of Mery Laurent)

Autumn {Study of Mery Laurent}

Kim chose this image because “I thought I’d pick an autumn themed piece and once again, I’m drawn to an impressionist.  I love that you could embrace the rich browns with ruffles, feathers or fur or the dancing flowers in the background (wallpaper, sky, water?).”
What will you wear? I can’t wait to see.


Floral Blouse Boyfriend Jeans Clogs {living outside the stacks}

I knew as soon as I saw the inspiration piece that I was gonna wear this top. The colors, the print, the shape of the blouse, everything about it mimics the dress in the inspiration piece. And the rest of the outfit just fell into place because you can never go wrong with jeans…

Logo by Lori Goldstein Top Tulle Cami and Boyfriend Jeans {living outside the stacks}

One of the things I really like about Nickel and Suede earrings is that you can wear them with everything. I tend not to go matchy matchy when I wear them {which is almost all the time}. The heather color is the perfect foil to the browns, blacks, and blues in the top.

Logo by Lori Goldstein Top Tulle Cami and Boyfriend Jeans {living outside the stacks}

When I initially saw this top on QVC, I was hesitant about purchasing it. Button down blouses are not my friend. I have a big chest. But I loooooved the print and decided to give it a try. I’m so happy I did. Honestly, I could’ve gone down a size in the top, but I was accounting for my chest. I added the tulle extender because I thought it added a bit of playfulness to the blouse.

Logo by Lori Goldstein Top Tulle Cami and Boyfriend Jeans {living outside the stacks}

You’ve seen these boyfriend jeans and clogs on this blog so many times, that you can basically consider it my uniform. When I’m trying something new on top, I know that those two pieces will make me feel comfortable and in control. Weird, I know, but whenever I try something out of my comfort zone, I need a safety.

Do you have anything in your closet that you consider a safety?


Make sure you stop by and visit my co-hosts: Salazar, 14 Shades of Grey, and Kim, Fierce Fashion Blog. You’ll definitely want to see their interpretations as well.

Logo by Lori Goldstein Top Tulle Cami and Boyfriend Jeans {living outside the stacks}

Logo by Lori Goldstein Stretch Woven Button Front Blouse {I’m wearing a Medium} – Exact | Tulle Tank Extender – Similar | Earrings – Similar | Boyfriend Jeans {I’m wearing a 12} – Similar | Journey Collection Ankle Strap Clogs – Exact


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Kim {} by Tuesday, 22 October. She’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 23 October.

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. We’d love to see how you interpret the inspiration piece.

Now go play in your closet,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}




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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. First Tuesday of the month.
  • Fab Forties – Six bloggers, over the age of forty, show they’re still fabulously fashionable. First Monday of the month.
  • Style Imitating Art – Style inspired by pieces of art. Every other week.

Other Linkups