First and foremost a big huge thank you to Amanda for having me! When I heard her concept for guest post I thought it was genius. Something about fashion and art just sort of go together!
Blame it on the Met Gala. Blame it on my obsession with Gossip Girl. Shoot, blame it on my recent trip to NYC this spring, where I got to actually visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (where I channeled Serena and Blair and sat on the steps.) If I’m being totally honest, it was a combination of all three that landed me my inspiration artwork.
Ever since I was young I’ve had a love for Degas. I’ve never been a dancer myself, mainly because I’m not always very graceful, but something about these paintings has always fascinated me. I love that they seem to somehow evoke a romantic movement and while subtle, it is still colorful
So from this inspiration
I picked these blue/mint jeans (they call the color Mountain Dew) to reflect the walls in the painting. Just as the walls are the main color in the painting, these jeans are the statement of the outfit. I also liked these and these at a slightly more affordable price point.
The peplum top might seem like an obvious choice, but aside from being a subtle nod to the shape of the dancer’s dresses, it’s also super flattering on so many body types. If you are looking for a slightly more literal translation, I found this amazing white lace peplum too.
Picking the right color accents was a bit more difficult. In the Painting there are pops of black, pale pink, and a pale blue. But what stood out to me the most was the red/orange/coral pops that appear through out the piece. I’m a huge fan of this mint/teal and tomato/coral combo, so I thought a statement necklace would be the perfect way to add that pop of color. The bag can be a clutch or a cross body, and ties the accessories together.
Overall, it think this is outfit is a pretty solid representation of the painting...only with out the toe shoes.What do you think? And what painting would you style an outfit after?