Multi-Patterned Kimono for Juan Gris’s “The Guitar”

Welcome to my interpretation for this round of Style Imitating Art.

A Little Background

Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge, and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspirational image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. The next Wednesday, the curator shares all the submissions on her blog.

This Weeks Curator

Salazar picked this round’s work.

The Guitar by Juan Gris

My Take

Sometimes when I look at a chosen work, something I have just immediately comes to mind. This was one of those times. I guess it was the pattern mixes and all the browns. Whatever, my mind latched onto one of my kimonos and never let go. So here is the result.

There’s a boutique in Joplin, Missouri named Blue Moon. They describe themselves as, “A modern boutique with a vintage soul.” The fragrance in the store is just divine. Even when, I tell myself I am on a “no buy”, it usually gets broken if a take a step into that store! I don’t go much because of that. This kimono was bought there about this time last year (the last time I went). Kimonos aren’t even high on my list to wear, but I loved everything about this one and how it makes me feel when I wear it.

Tying It Together

Since the Kimono is such a busy print, I underplayed everything else.

I finished everything else up in second-hand browns. The brown-knitted Jones of New York shell was thrifted. The brown skinny jeans were found secondhand on eBay.The small brass vase pendant necklace (it’s maybe meant to hold oil?) was purchased new from a Kansas City small business.

I even found my Vince Camuto booties secondhand on eBay. I can do this because I know what size I wear in his brand. My faux reptile-printed bag was found at an antique shop on a trip to Missouri wine country, Hermann, Missouri. The original handle was in pretty bad condition. I either carry it as a clutch or I can add a chain handle that I found on ETSY.

Fred the yellow tiger cat, found us a couple of years ago.

That wraps it up for me on this one.

I hope this art inspires you to create a look and that you will join us. Send a photo of your SIA-inspired outfit along with a small blurb on how you were inspired to Salazar whose email is by tomorrow. She will share the submissions on her blog this Wednesday.

Anyone can participate and you certainly do not have to have a blog.

If you do share your inspirations on Instagram use the hashtag #StyleImitatingArt so we know you are there. You can also tag us in the images. Our Instagram names are @terrigardner_meadowtree, @14shadesofgrey, and @shelbeeontheedge.

Salazar will be putting together her review to be published Wednesday. If you have an entry, please send it to her at by tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

Time to go and see you later!

Take care and style on!

13 thoughts on “Multi-Patterned Kimono for Juan Gris’s “The Guitar”

  1. The sleek, elegant base layer and accessories really let this gorgeous kimono shine. Such a great choice for the artwork with the mix of prints. Fred the cat is a perfect accompaniment to this look – he brings in the stripes from the painting 😉

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  2. That is, indeed, a gorgeous kimono, Terri! I so want to click on the link for that boutique! We will see if my resolve weakens! I really like how you’ve used the understated browns to set up the print of the kimono! Isn’t it fun when you just know exactly what you’re going to use for one of these challenges!

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  3. Terri, you know I am freaking out over this kimono! It is absolutely stunning! I can see why you couldn’t’ resist that purchase. I really like that you kept the rest of your outfit simple to let that beautiful kimono shine! I am going to check out the Blue Moon Boutique now!

    I also styled a kimono for this piece but I went wild with prints! I was a bit delayed posting this week but my outfit is on my blog now!


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