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Daenel T {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art


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 hosted by Kim from Fierce Fashion Blog. Kim is a fifty something style blogger with an eye for color and texture.


Liqueur Cordial Medoc

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Cappiello, Leonetto. “Cordial Médoc, 1904 – Leonetto Cappiello.”, 1 Jan. 1970.

Kim wrote “the vivid grape colors and the happy look on the woman’s face are what drew me to this piece.”

Let’s see, besides the obvious shades of yellow, red, green, and burgundy, I see brown, black, and cream. There’s even a touch of orange. Really, this image has so much to work from, don’t you think?

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


White Tee Khaki Jumpsuit and Wine MIA Clogs {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art

I knew when I saw the inspiration piece that I was going to wear this outfit. While the bold colors captured my attention, I decided to focus on the neutral shades.

Side note: I sent a copy of this picture to my youngest daughter and she wrote back: ”I can’t believe what a perfect accessory Bleu makes!” LOL

White Tee Khaki Jumpsuit and Wine MIA Clogs {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art

I rarely wear neutrals and I almost never wear white tees, but the whole point of these challenges is to venture out of our comfort zones, right? This tee has been in my drawer forever. I like the idea of white tees but I don’t think they look all that good on me. But I knew it’d be perfect under this jumpsuit.

White Tee Khaki Jumpsuit and Wine MIA Clogs {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art

I bought this jumpsuit on clearance at Target about a week ago. It’s a linen material which works really well in this Louisiana heat. I think that’s what attracted me to the jumpsuit. Because of the color, the jumpsuit can be paired with any color.

White Tee Khaki Jumpsuit and Wine MIA Clogs {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art
The only bold color in this entire outfit comes from my clogs. If you don’t own a pair of clogs, what are you even doing? They’re super versatile and can be worn with anything from pants to shorts to skirts to dresses. Seriously, get yourself a pair.

White Tee Khaki Jumpsuit and Wine MIA Clogs {living outside the stacks} Style Imitating Art
Earrings – Nickel & Suede | Necklace – Similar | White Tee – Similar | Khaki Jumpsuit – Similar | MIA Abba Clogs – Exact

Do you wear jumpsuits? I do. I’ve found them to be versatile and comfortable, especially for days when I’m doing campus visits. If you need inspiration, visit my Pinterest board here and here.


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.

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Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Kim {} by Tuesday, 10 September. She’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 11 September.

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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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.

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