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Welcome to the first Style Imitating Art of 2020! I’m so happy to have you here. If you’re a regular, you’ll notice a few changes… I’ve created a new badge. I wanted something eye catching and complimentary to my blog. I created it using one of the templates available at PicMonkey. I’ve also added a new STYLING IDEAS section beneath the Inspiration Art Work area. I plan to use this section to give you styling ideas. You don’t have to follow my suggestions, I just thought it’d be fun to share thoughts on how to interpret the inspiration piece.


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.


This week’s image was chosen by me.


DP295192 {Met Museum Open Access Collection}

Snuff Bottle | China |Qing dynasty | 19th century

For more information about the inspiration piece, click here.


I chose this snuff box because I wanted to try something different. Whenever I pick inspiration pieces, I tend to either go for bold colors or neutral prints. But this black and white? Well, it seems simple at first glance, but there really are a lot of layers.

There are the colors: coral, gold, black, and white {you can even use the gray from the background as a color choice}. But there are also different textures. These textures can be reflected in fabrics such as silk or tweed. Now, think about prints. You can go with solids or houndstooth. There really are a lot of options.

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.


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.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me {} by Tuesday, 14 January. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 15 January.

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