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Logo Embroidered Tunic Black Cardigan Black Leggings and Oxfords {living outsi


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 was chosen by me. Living Outside the Stacks is all about my life away from the library.


Sample Style of Jean Francois Bony {The Met Public Domain Collection}

Sample. Style of Jean François Bony

I chose this sample for one reason only: I’m so digging embroidery right now.


Kezzie {KezzieAG}

Kezzie {KezzieAG}

Kezzie wrote: “I went to the theatre and I remembered to take this dress with me to wear for the trip so I wore it. The embroidery looks very similar up close to the one you chose and I thought pairing it with my black velvet beret, leggings and boots worked well to nod to the background as well.

Kezzie had a second outfit, which you can see here. Love!!

Y’all don’t know how happy I am to see Kezzie again! I’ve been a fan of her style since I before becoming a SIA cohost. Her outfits are just fun and this one is no different. Also, check out the ankle boots and the fun beret!


Salazar {14 Shades of Grey}

Salazar {14 shades of grey}

Salazar wrote: “The embroidered sweatshirt is a natural choice, and I layered it on top of my striped dress to echo the stripes on the sample. I also paired it with my jacquard boots, just in case there aren’t enough embroideries in the outfit ;)”

Y’all already know I’m a shoe girl so let’s just take a minute to appreciate those ankle booties. Aren’t they fab? I love the florals paired with the stripes. Pattern mixing and embroidery!! Yes, please.

Kim {Fierce Fashion Blog}

Kim {fierce fashion blog}

I don’t know how I missed the lacing on Kim’s pants — so very funky. And, ummm, I know I’m supposed to be focused on the embroidery, but I love the olive and animal print combination. I also like that Kim, like Salazar, did a bit of pattern mixing. Fuuuunnnnn.


Daenel T {living outside the stacks}

Logo Embroidered Tunic – Exact | Lace Extender – Similar | Black Cardigan – Similar | Black Leggings – Similar | Black Oxfords – Similar


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me {} by Tuesday, 8 October. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, 9 October.

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