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

Style Imitating Art Inspiration: Children at the Beach by Maurice Predergast

Join Us for 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 is curated by Salazar {14 Shades of Gray}. Salazar is “…a stagnating packet of crisps {context} trying to change by adding more colors to my wardrobe and my life.”


Maurice Predergast_Children at the Beach

Children at the Beach by Maurice Prendergast {public domain}

Salazar chose this image because she wanted “…something summery, and since I’ve been painting a lot of watercolors lately, it’s great to find an old watercolor painting that still retains its soft but bright colors.”

I see shades of blue, grey, taupe, rust, green, and yellow. There are even hints of purple and black. So much room for interpretation, don’t you think?

What will you wear? I can’t wait to see.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar {} by Tuesday, 2 July. She’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 3 July.

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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