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 inspiration piece was curated by me. Living Outside the Stacks is all about life away from the library.


James JH Gregory and Son Seed Catalogue

 GREGORY, JAMES J.H., & SONS. 1896. CATALOGUE OF HOME GROWN SEEDS no. 1896, 1897, 1898 (DAMAGED), 1899, 1900, MARBLEHEAD MA. {from The Smithsonian Libraries, no copyright}

I chose this image because I’m hoping all the rain we’ve had this weekend will bring some pretty blooms in the coming weeks. I also like the soft pastel colors in the image, which are so not me, but I’m willing to work outside of my sartorial comfort zone. I see shades of blue, pink, brown, and cream. As always, you don’t have to be literal with your interpretation – maybe try a contrasting color or a floral pattern. You can even wear a graphic tee. There really are a lot of options.

What do you think you’ll wear? I can’t wait to see.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me {} by Tuesday, 23 April. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 24 April.

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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