Tweed and Purple Accessories for Tom Thomson’s “Winter Shadows”

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art. Today is the day that the three hosts, (Salazar, Daenel, and me ) unveil our interpretations of the chosen artwork.

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. Last Monday, I first presented this work with some small background about one of Canada’s best know artists, Tom Thomson.

This Weeks Inspirational Work

Snow Shadows by Tom Thomson

My Take

I thought this was a beautiful painting and really didn’t worry if I had anything in my closet that would fit it. These colors are so vibrant and most things in my closet are pretty subdued. But then there is tweed! Some tweeds are woven with a massive amount of colors and textures. The jacket that I chose for this painting has a mixture of mauve, grey, black, white, and tan. Those are some of the colors in “Snow Shadows”.I paired it with black American Eagle jeans and a black short sleeve Pendleton turtleneck,

I’ve had this jacket for over ten years and call it my Chanel want-a-be. I found it on a clearance rack at TJ Maxx.

It has a modern flair with a black chain running down the middle of the black trim. Sometimes, I wish it had full-length sleeves but it still looks good.

I also like the back gathered detail that also has the trim but no chain.

Well, that’s enough of me.

Shoes and Bag

As my title says, I picked purple shoes and bags. My flats are a metallic finish from Marc Fisher Shoes. My bag is rather special for me. I worked with a small fledgling company about four years ago. 2Rivers Africa produced leather wares that were homegrown and made in Nigeria. Unfortunately, I think went out of business during Covid. I did a feature on them back in July 2017.

It’s now your turn.

I hope you find something in this work that inspired you and didn’t mind the small journey into the knitting universe. Send me what you come up with at along with a small blurb on how the work influenced your choices by tomorrow.

I will do a roundup this Wednesday featuring all your designs. I hope Rosa’s sheep inspired you.

Take care everyone and stay creative!

That would be me.

9 thoughts on “Tweed and Purple Accessories for Tom Thomson’s “Winter Shadows”

  1. What a fabulous Chanel-esque tweed jacket, Terri! I love the colors in it and all the fun edgy details. It looks so great over the column of black underneath. I went with a black column baseline as well and then added from there. As always, thanks for hosting this fun series!


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  2. I would never have come up with tweed, but it’s perfect. I, too, would love to have a Chanel jacket, but that’s not going to happen on a retired teacher’s budget! I love this outfit! I just couldn’t figure out what to wear for this SIA! I kept thinking vertical stripes, or blues or browns, and ended up with nothing! I am looking forward to next year’s challenges!

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