Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Style Imitating Art Inspiration: Arnolfini Portrait by Jan Van Eyck

Style Imitating Art Twitter @DaenelT #StyleImitatingArt

Welcome to Style Imitating Art. I hope you’re visit means you’re planning to join us, because we’d definitely love to have you…

ABOUT STYLE IMITATING ART

Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}, 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 outfits. And that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.

THE CURATOR

This week’s image was chosen by Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}.

INSPIRATION ART WORK

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Salazar chose this image because she “watched a BBC mini-series called A Stitch in Time in which they recreate outfits from famous paintings (as in actually make the clothes, not just interpret them like we do with SIA), and this portrait is featured in this episode. She also wrote that this image gives a nod to St. Patrick’s Day.

STYLING IDEAS

First of all, isn’t this image fun and just so comforting? I mean, we always think of portraits as formal happenings. But, look, ol’ dude has kicked off his shoes and the pup is like “Why you spying?” LOL

Anyway, this image has the obvious colors of green, red, brown, and gold. But there are also plenty of textures: metallics, velvet, fur, and wood.

While everything seems heavy, there are definitely opportunities to go light and bright for Spring.

THE CO-HOSTS

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

JOIN US

Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar {14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com} by Tuesday, 24 March. She’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 25 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. 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

 

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