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Welcome to Style Imitating Art. I hope your 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 by Salazar.



Salazar chose this piece because:

I’ve always loved William Morris’s designs, but I find his textiles and wallpapers a bit difficult to translate into an outfit (unless you happen to have an item of clothing in that exact print, like something from the Morris & Co x H&M collection, for example), so I chose this tapestry because it’s on a more manageable scale while still has all the elements of a Morris & Co design – the rich colors, intricate details, and natural themes.


I wasn’t sure what I was going to wear for this week’s challenge… I haven’t really dressed this past week at all because, you know, lazy, Thanksgiving, and COVID. Then I remembered that I had this outfit in my “stash” and decided that it’d work.

The embroidery on my jacket has a tapestry feel to it because of the heft of the thread and the floral pattern. The olive green color of the cargo jacket is interwoven through the tapestry as is the burgundy and orange shades in my dress. And, of course, the brown booties tie everything together.

Earrings – Nickel and Suede | Cargo Jacket – Similar | Floral Dress – Similar | Ankle Booties – Similar

Do you wear cargo jackets? This is the first time I’ve worn mine and I’m still trying to get the feel for it. I think because it’s relatively unstructured I need a more structured dress underneath it. To help myself, I’ve put together a Pinterest board for my ideas.


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.

To learn more about the image, click here.


Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to Salazar at by Tuesday, 1 December and she’ll share the submissions on her blog on Wednesday, 2 December.

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

  • 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.