Style Imitating Art Roundup

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art roundup featuring all of you who submitted ideas for this round’s art inspiration.

What Is Style Imitating Art?

Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks 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. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.

This Week’s Presenter

That would be me.

This Week’s Inspirational Image

The Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

The Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

The Roundup

Your Interpretations

Mike says, “My outfit is pretty simple. I tried to match the colors that most draw my eye in a piece and put together a look most fitting from that interpretation. Read further about his interpretation on his post about it HERE.

Job well done and welcome back Mike!


Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style sent in Leslie ‘s photo in this gorgeous and stated “I know the colors are not the same, but everything else reminded me of the SIA photo!!! It’s almost like she is posing the same too!! I agree; and Leslie looking over her shoulder is just perfect. This is from one of Jodie’s blog stories found HERE.


Michelle’s turban, blue dress and look is picture perfect! Michelle can be found on Instagram HERE.


Kezzie sent her idea and said, ” I was inspired by the colours of the painting and wanted to go for something slightly more simple than I usually do for SIA.  I started with the wired headscarf and it all built from there.

Kezzie’s pearl drop earrings add the icing to the cake and I love the color of her gold cardigan, so spot on perfect. Check out Kezzie’s post about her look this week HERE.


I would like to welcome first time participant, Hazel of Hazel’s World of Joy

Hazel says, “Today I was wearing a white shirt under a mustard jumper and realized how easy it would be for me to change my earrings, bung a blue snood on my head and ta-dah! I would be transformed into Vermeer’s painting.” Hazel’s use of light and dark in her photo was the first thing that caught my eye, establishing such a perfect mood (spot on for this painting). I also like how she interpenetrated the white peeking just above the collar. You can read her story about her thoughts on her take HERE.

Most of you probably already know this. But I soon learned at the beginning of my hand knitting career, years ago, that British knit jumpers and American knit sweaters; it’s the same thing.


Shelbee of Shelbee On The Edge, says, “I love the colors and the girl’s whole look so I interpreted it quite literally and attempted to create her outfit!” I love Shelbee’s blue velvet turban! It adds such a richness to her interpretation. The white scarf peeking out from the jacket is also spot on. Read more about her thoughts on her take HERE.


Last but not least is Leslie of Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After . She says, “I decided to pair my H&M paper bag skirt with a Tommy Hilfiger white Oxford cloth shirt, a very old blue boyfriend cardi from Chadwicks and my Frye boots.  Oh, and faux pearl earrings, of course”

I love Leslie’s paper bag skirt. My next make is a pair of paper bag pants. I hope I look as good in this style as Leslie. Truthfully, I have worn this exact outfit before: white shirt, tan skirt with a brown belt (I can’t get in my skirt anymore) and brown boots. Great style Leslie!

My Co-Hosts

Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey

Salazar says, ” I chose this gold taffeta blazer because the color and the shine look like the girl’s robe in the painting. I finished off the outfit with a blue silk scarf and a pearl-encrusted brooch as a nod to the pearl earring. ” Check out her post about it HERE.

Salazar did some beautiful color work with this ensemble and then there is her pearl brooch. I’m a big of silk scarfs!

Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks

Daenel says, “I chose this outfit because I thought the colors to be very similar to those in the painting. The jacket has a pearlish hue and the browns and blues are similar to the background.” Check out her post about it HERE.

Daenel has put urban cool into her look and I love it!

And finally me, the link to my Monday’s post about my look can be found HERE.

Thank you for everyone who participated. I so appreciate it. You all have made my debut as a SIA co-host memorable. Please come back next Monday to see what new artistic inspiration we have for you.

Take care, stay safe and be creative!

19 thoughts on “Style Imitating Art Roundup

  1. I’m so glad you got such a good show of contributions for your inaugural hosting round up! And what a selection! So many brilliant colours, hair accessories, earrings, gorgeous shades and lovely pieces of clothing!
    There are some paintings that just make you want to join in and this beguiling painting is certainly one!

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    1. Hi, Kim. I thought a bit before I applied because, as I told you, I was pretty happy just being a participant. But, I also like researching and thought I should try it for at least a year and see if it would work out for me. I’m very happy how this first one turned out.


  2. Everyone did terrific! It’s been a while since I’ve participated in a challenge, so it’s good to see old friends, as well as a few new faces. 🙂 I will do my best to visit everyone’s blog to leave a comment as soon as I am able. Once again, great job everyone and many thanks to Terri for hosting her first SIA challenge on her blog. Great job, Terri!

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