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Style Imitating Art Instagram @DaenelT #StyleImitatingArt

Welcome to Style Imitating Art. I hope you’re visit means you’re planning to join us, because we’d definitely love to have you…


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 Salazar.


Salazar chose this image because she “…thought I’d take this opportunity to honor a black artist. So I decided to pick Kehinde Wiley, who is best known for painting the portrait of President Obama. His works all feature black people usually posed in the style of Old Masters, against gorgeously intricate backgrounds of foliage, flowers, and other designs.”

To see the full image, click here.


Black Blouse Grey Slacks Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}

I chose this outfit because I think it comes closest to the colors in the image.

Black Blouse Grey Slacks Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Black Blouse Grey Slacks Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}

Black Blouse Grey Slacks Burgundy Shoes {living outside the stacks}
Black Tie Neck Blouse – Similar | Gray Slacks – Similar | Burgundy Shoes – Similar

We are living through extraordinary times and I recognize that showing outfits may seem frivolous right now, but if you’d like to know why I continue to post during these times, please read this post.


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.


Next week’s inspiration piece will be posted on Monday, 8 June. Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar at by Tuesday, 16 June and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 17 June.

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.

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