Style Imitating Art: Norman Rockwell’s Sunday Morning

This week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration piece is Norman Rockwell‘s Sunday Morning. Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar (14 Shades of Grey), Terri (Meadow Tree Style) and their brand new co-host Shelbee (Shelbee on the Edge). Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of the hosts selects an inspiration image and they each post the image on their blogs. The following Monday they share their art inspired outfits. Participants submit their art inspired outfits with the curator by 10pm Tuesday and, that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog. This week, the curator is Shelbee and you can read all about why she chose this piece of artwork by clicking right here.

I thought that Norman Rockwell’s Sunday Morning is such a fun piece of art that I wanted my feelings about it to come across in my outfit. When I first saw it, I knew I would wear my pleated red skirt because the colour was perfect, and it resembled the skirt the young girl is wearing. Other than that, I had a vague idea to wear something striped but didn’t have a clue what that would be. But when I browsed through my wardrobe, I spotted my Gryffindor (Harry Potter—for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past twenty years) tee-shirt and knew it would be the perfect way to add a splash of fun to the look. I bought it from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida some years ago. Unfortunately, it’s got steadily tighter over the years though lol.

Because the weather was a bit chilly when I took the photos, I opted for grey opaque tights and the addition of a grey cardigan, which I tried with a few belts. Ultimately, I decided against wearing a belt because this is more me. For added playfulness, I tried the red headband and rather liked it. Plus, it echoes the headpieces the girls are wearing in Norman Rockwell’s Sunday Morning. I could have worn some dainty pumps but I’m much more of a black boots kinda gal. I grabbed my ultra feminine polka dot handbag because this is the kind of bag I’d use if I was a Sunday morning churchgoer. But, as I am not a churchgoer, I thought it would be fun to hold my iPad instead. I was really pleased with the resulting outfit, and love how it all came together. I can’t wait to see what the SIA girls have in store for us next week!

Norman Rockwell's Sunday Morning

Speaking of what’s in store…the other day I mentioned that Shelbee and I had decided to create a brand new style challenge which we will post on the last Monday of each month. Songful Style is not unlike Style Imitating Art, only we will be using music as themes instead of art. We’ve already got some new members to the group but if you’d like to join, drop us an email. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to post with us, on the last Monday of the month. This month’s song will be Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Were Made for Walking. You can use the lyrics, album cover, artist, anything related to the song as your inspiration. We’ll be having a link-up on the day so you can add your posts to let everyone see. It’s going to be loads of fun, and I for one, cannot wait!! I hope you’ll join us!

See you soon!

15 comments so far.

15 responses to “Style Imitating Art: Norman Rockwell’s Sunday Morning”

  1. So pretty with the pop of the vibrant red against all the soft grays. You really did well with creating an outfit from this piece of art.


    • Suzy says:

      Thank you so much, Carrie! It ended up being a really fun challenge, and I do love the reds and greys together.
      I hope you’re having a fabulous week.
      Suzy xx

  2. I really like this outfit. Well created. It has a lot of interest but isn’t busy.

  3. Hello, Suzy. I had to drop by and comment on your absolutely cute outfit. The red skirt is a standout and I think balancing it out with the grey is just perfect!
    I heard about the music idea. Since that Monday, I only have to publish my SIA inspiration, I might be able to put something together for the Nancy Sinatra idea-it’s not like I don’t have a few boots!
    Take care, XOXO

    • Suzy says:

      Awww thank you so much, Terri! You’re so kind. I would love to see your take on Nancy Sinatra’s song. It’s going to be loads of fun, this new challenge!
      Have a fabulous week.
      Suzy xx

  4. Suzy, this outfit makes me smile so big! I love every last detail and your photos are so fun! I literally smiled through your entire post. Now I want to copy this outfit for myself! I think there is another SIA challenge before our Songful Style…but I am excited to get styling both!


  5. Michelle says:

    You created such an adorable outfit, Suzy! And it is perfect for the SIA challenge. I love how you even recreated the artwork action in your photos.


  6. mireille says:

    Love how your pictures really give life to the painting! Great choice of props and I think yours is my favorite!

  7. Marsha Banks says:

    Suzy, I love the Gryffindor tee! It really works so well and is fun besides! I have to laugh because I completely missed the red part of the painting…and it’s front and center! You really nailed this look…I love every part of it!

  8. Gail says:

    The artworks chosen for SIA are so diverse! Very refreshing. Love your red and grey outfit and your fun pose. Have a great weekend x

  9. Emma Peach says:

    This is such a cute look Suzy! You all did such a fantastic job of interpreting this artwork, I think it’s my favourite one yet. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  10. You really captured the essence of that Rockwell scene!

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