Sour Orange~Style Imitating Art

Ralph Lauren cardigan-consignment (similar) | Free People Gotta Have You Tunic (similar) | cabi Marathon joggers (similar) | Dr. Marten boots (similar) | Bracelets Snow Pine Design, Various Alex & Ani

About Style Imitating Art
Welcome to this edition of Style Imitating Art!

Style Imitating Art is hosted biweekly by Daenel~Living Outside the Stacks, Salazar~14 Shades of Grey and me.  Style Imitating Art challenges us to create an outfit using art as inspiration.  In addition to colors, you may also want to look at textures, mood, style, genre.  There are no "wrong" outfits and you don't need to be literal.

The Inspiration

The Curator
This selection was curated by me.  I thought since it's the beginning of March and spring is in the air, spring cleaning should follow!  Ha!  The vintage '60s French poster reads:  It's easier with Hoover.  

My Look
When I selected this poster, I had no idea what I was going to wear.  While I prefer the mustard, olive and orange tones, there is the jarring blue Hoover.  A red, white/beige and blue outfit would have been perfectly suitable for this inspiration, too.

The Free People top is a current nuuly rental and the colors make me happy.  I had seen it online last summer and was considering buying it, but never did.  I'm not sure about it now that I have it since it is so voluminous.  The sour orange cardigan goes pairs well and tames the shirt somewhat.  I wouldn't have thought to add green pants to the outfit, but it was shown that way on the model and I really liked them together.  [Side note:  These pants and the lace up ones I wore last week really need to be put in a yellow dye bath.  Since I'm on a sewing/dyeing kick, these should get done soon--I'll do a before and after.]  My Docs coordinate nicely with the burgundy in the top, although I'd rather by wearing my orange sandals!  My friend and cohost Daenel has this same top, I wonder if it will turn up in her interpretation!

Join Us
...There's still time!  Please consider joining us, the more the merrier!  You don't have to be literal.  As a matter of fact, some of the most interesting interpretations are not literal!  Send a picture of your Style Imitating Art inspired outfit to me at so I receive it by Tuesday, March 10--that's tomorrow!  I will share the roundup submissions on my blog on Wednesday, March 11.

Ralph Lauren cardigan-consignment (similar) | Free People top (similar) | cabi Marathon joggers (similar) | Dr. Marten boots (similar) | Bracelets Snow Pine Design, Various Alex & Ani
I wanted to sit with a book and dangle a shoe on my toe like the poster.  This was as close as I could get!

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