Maxi Becomes Midi~Style Imitating Art

One World skirt (similar) | LOFT knit tee (similar) | J. Jill belt (similar) | Scenic Route necklace (similar) | Doc Marten Ryker sandals | K. J. Lane bracelet, leather cuff (similar, similar)

But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children's children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.  The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kindom rules over all.  Psalms 103:17-19

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

Style Imitating Art is hosted biweekly by Salazar~14 Shades of GreyDaenel~Living Outside the Stacks 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
Public Domain

The Curator
This week's curator is me.  The current art selection is a mask, because, um, we're still wearing masks!  Ugh.  And, I thought this would be a light-hearted take on the situation. 

My Look
Initially, I wasn't sure what I was going to wear for this artwork, then realized my skirt project was the perfect candidate, bonus, it feels like a tribal print.  I was bored recently, so went looking around in my husband's closet, where I have a few random clothing items (like the orange top from a recent Friday Favorites post-ha!).  There, I found this maxi skirt which survived several closet clean outs and the move.  Obviously, there is something about it of which I just can't let go.  Maybe because the colors and print are perfectly perfect and it's flattering?? 

Since it was still hanging around and I've been updating my summer wardrobe, the time was right to, once again, go "clothes chopping."  To transform it from a maxi to a midi, I didn't want to disturb the ruffles at the bottom, so cut the length from the top at the waist.  

[Sewing details:  The elastic was cut out and the lining was cut off the waistband.  From there, I used my rotary cutter and trimmed off approx. 4" from the top of the skirt.  Then, the top edge was folded over an inch and stitched for a casing and the lining was tucked in (under the stitching) at that time to reattach it to the waistband.  The elastic was threaded back through the new casing.]

A t-shirt look was decided upon with this lightweight sweater.  Adding a wide belt and funky Doc Marten sandals--now, we're in business again with a workable outfit.  There isn't many places I wouldn't wear this!  (I wish I could reach into the photos and fluff my hair!)

Related Post:  What to Wear with a Printed Maxi

Join Us
Lean in for a second.  May I share a secret with you?  The Style Imitating Art outfits that I assemble are some of the most fun, creative and successful forays into fashion that I put together!  Why don't you consider joining us, as well?  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, July 14--that's tomorrow!  I will share the roundup submissions on my blog on Wednesday, July 15.

One World skirt (similar) | LOFT knit tee (similar) | J. Jill belt (similar) | Scenic Route necklace (similar) | Doc Marten Ryker sandals | K. J. Lane bracelet, leather cuff (similarsimilar)

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