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OOTD: Style Imitating Art - Snow Shadows by Tom Thomson

The Snow Shadows painting for this week's SIA (Style Imitating Art) challenge got so many ideas going in my head that I put together 3 different outfits inspired by this work. My primary inspiration elements from the painting were:

--Stripes/lines, particular vertically ones

--Color palette of black, blue, cream, and gold

--Rounded snow

--Golden thatch-like leaves


Outfit #1 is the casual/weekend version, based on a dark column (black T + dark blue denim jeans) and a vertically striped denim vest with gold/cream accessories. This vest was the first piece I thought of when seeing the painting...it has a strong sense of verticality but the stripes are subtle rather than stark, which fit well with the thin tree trunks in the painting. The irregular pearls in the earrings reminded me of snow.

Outfit #1

Even though it's a Monday, I'm on vacation from work today so I tried out this outfit as my OOTD. It looks even better with my hair added to the mix! It's rare for me to wear double denim, but I usually feel comfortable combining blue denim with a different color, such as black denim.

OOTD 12/13/21

Outfit #2 is the winter workwear interpretation with horizontal stripes this time and the creamy-gold color appearing in the skirt and earrings. The blue denim jacket brings in the blue color from the snow shadows, and the pearl bracelet stands in for the snow. This silk scarf was a perfect fit...it captures the entire color palette and features both straight lines and wavy geometric elements that reflect the shapes in the painting.

Outfit #2

Of course the painting put me strongly in mind of this beige skirt with vertical stripes in black, navy, and mustard, so I put together Outfit #3 with warmer weather in mind. The layered necklace brings in the snow (pearls), overall color palette (clay beads), and golden thatch-y leaves (gold tassel).

Outfit #3

For my Rabbits Imitating Art selection, I wanted to really emphasize the thatch-y leaves so a Lionhead was the clear choice! Other elements of the photo also resonate well with the painting. The bars of the right side of the cage reflect the straight, sometimes slanted trunks of the trees. The vertical bars behind the rabbit match up with the pattern on the hill of snow at the left side of the painting. And the textured mat with wood chips strongly evokes the snow and shadows on the ground.

To see other outfit interpretations of the Snow Shadows painting, check out the round-up on Meadow Tree Style on Wednesday.


Is there an element from this painting that you find inspiring for your style?


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10 comentários


mica
20 de dez. de 2021

It's lovely to see the different outfits you created after being inspired by the art! :) I find I do the same as you when I wear double denim - I pick two very different shades to wear together :)


Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope that you had a great weekend :) We had a couple fun Christmas gatherings :)


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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
20 de dez. de 2021
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Thanks, Mica! I know some people can really rock the double denim look in any shade of denim, but good to know I'm not alone in preferring different shades together.

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Michelle Churchman
Michelle Churchman
18 de dez. de 2021

This is a perfect outfit for this challenge! And so cool that your hair fits in like it was made for it. Ha! When I participate in these challenges I sometimes struggle to make one outfit, and here you’ve made multiples.

Michelle

https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
18 de dez. de 2021
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Thanks, it was fun having my hair actually fit with the challenge. Participating in the challenge is a nice way to stretch our style muscles. I find it easier when there's something like stripes or dots that I can incorporate into my outfit!

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Shelbee On The Edge
Shelbee On The Edge
15 de dez. de 2021

Sally, I love that you created multiple outfits for the challenge! How fun is that? This is one of my favorite series in all of blogland. It really pushes my creative limits and I have so much fun with it. I am so glad that you joined! I love the vertical striped vest outfit so much with the black column as your baseline. The warm weather outfit is so pretty with that fun striped skirt. And the second outfit is gorgeous. I really like the how the muted colors reflect the painting. All the soft shades of metallics make it so good for the holidays, too. Well, done, my friend!


Shelbee

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
15 de dez. de 2021
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Thanks, Shelbee! I have always enjoyed seeing what other people put together for SIA, and it's even more fun joining in.

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Angie B.
Angie B.
15 de dez. de 2021

Hi, Sally - You took the whole "style imitating art" idea to a much more clearly understandable level. You simplified the process for your readers by first listing the colors of the palette and then taking note of the shapes involved. Thank you for sharing your creative thought processes! - Angie, www.yourtrueselfblog.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
15 de dez. de 2021
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Thanks, Angie! I'm not an intuitive stylist, so I have a tendency to need to break things down for myself too!

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jodie filogomo
jodie filogomo
13 de dez. de 2021

Not only did you pick such a great outfit for the inspiration photo but also the perfect rabbit!! I just love your gold footwear. I have a pair of gold ankle boots I'll have to get wearing again,

OXOX Jodie

www.jtouchofstyle.com

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sallyinstpaul
sallyinstpaul
14 de dez. de 2021
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Your gold ankle boots sound amazing! Look forward to seeing them!

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