How to style Sky above Clouds IV: Style Imitating Art

This week’s Style Imitating Art theme is Sky above Clouds IV by Georgia O’Keeffe. Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar (14 Shades of Grey), Terri (Meadow Tree Style), and Daenel (Living Outside the Stacks). 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 10 PM Tuesday and, that Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog. It’s a lot of fun, and it really does challenge your style brain lol

I love this piece of artwork, and think it looks quite contemporary, right? But it was actually painted in 1965 when the artist was 77 years old. The colours are absolutely gorgeous and I think it’s such a great focal point for our inspiration this week.

Here’s what I wore:

I chose my new off the shoulder white cotton blouse from H&M, because I wanted to wear white on top and I figured the ‘bulbous’ effect it gives, could suggest clouds. The dark blue of the denim-look trousers, and the pale blue handbag represent the blue sky, whereas the coral sandals (Calla Shoes) and pale pink necklace are representative of those beautiful sunny tones in the sky. I think I will probably get a lot of wear out of this blouse. With it being 100% cotton, it will be the perfect top to wear in the height of the summer when it gets really hot here.

As for my photography skills—this wasn’t the easiest outfit to take photos of, because the bright white made it difficult to get the right exposure against such a dark backdrop. Ideally, I should have moved to a better location! But they’re good enough to show the outfit, I guess. This just proves that I’m slowly learning (emphasis on the slow lol).

How about you? How would you style an outfit based on Sky Above Clouds? Check out the previous Style Imitating Art posts I’ve taken part in: Aurora Borealis, Nick Cave’s Soundsuit and Woman with a Coffee Pot.

SHOP MY SKY ABOVE CLOUDS LOOK (contains affiliate links)

White Puff Sleeve Bardot
White Broderie Hem Bardot
Kipling Women’s Abanu Crossbody Bag
Giant Satin Hair Scrunchie – Blush Pink
Blue & Purple Marble Print Hair Scrunchie
Frida Kahlo handbag
SUKRITI 100% Genuine Leather Peacock Hand Painted Crossbody Bag
Rose Quartz and Freshwater Pearl Beaded Necklace
Pink Shell Pearl and Multi Gemstone Necklace
Pink Freshwater Pearl and Natural Cambodian Zircon Necklace
Pink Morganite Beaded Necklace
Anton Heunis Crystal Drop Earring
Elizabeth Cole Mabel Earrings
Rag & Bone Dayton Drawstring Bag
Rag & Bone Passport Bag
102 Chain Pack Necklace
Amber Necklace
Layered Coin Necklace
Revolve Leontius Flatform Sandal
KAPORAL Straight Trousers with Tie-Waist
CROCS Literide Stretch Sandals
HUSH PUPPIES Luna Nubuck Leather Sandals
La redoute Cotton Off-the-Shoulder Puff Sleeve Blouse
Boden Layla Espadrille Wedges – Rouge
Boden Eliza Sandals – Dusty Red
Boden Elgin Trousers – Chambray
Boden Albemarle Pull On Trousers – Navy
Double Strap Sporty Dad Sandal
Crossover 2 Part Flatform Sandals
Double Strap Footbed Sliders
Shell Beaded Layer Necklace
Basic Chambray Cropped Trouser
Tall Belted Pleat Front Denim Cropped Trouser
Cropped Belted Paperbag Chambray Trouser
Plus Off The Shoulder Ruffle Peplum Top
Fluted Frill Sleeve Off The Shoulder Top
Plush Chain Crossbody Bag

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12 Comments

  1. May 5, 2021 / 8:44 am

    I featured the top in my HM vlog Suzy. A beautiful item. Photos are good I think! xx

    • Suzy
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      May 6, 2021 / 4:44 pm

      Thanks Laurie! It’s going to be crease like mad though, with it being cotton, but it’s probably worth it lol!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

    • Suzy
      Author
      May 6, 2021 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks Mireille! I got the same feeling with your kimonos post!!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  2. May 5, 2021 / 10:57 pm

    Hello, I loved what you did. This was such a wonderful painting to work off of, wasn’t it? I agree with Laurie, the photography is fine. Hopefully, see you next week. Take care, Terri

    • Suzy
      Author
      May 6, 2021 / 4:45 pm

      It really was a gorgeous piece of artwork to work off, Terri! I can’t wait to see what’s next lol!
      Thanks so much!
      hugs
      Suzy xx

    • Suzy
      Author
      May 6, 2021 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you so much, Lovely!
      hugs
      Suzy xx

    • Suzy
      Author
      May 6, 2021 / 4:46 pm

      Awww you really are the sweetest, Shelbee! Thank you so much.
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  3. May 7, 2021 / 6:51 am

    These challenges are such fun because you see everyone’s creative process and interpretation. I don’t remember this artwork but I love it. You did a great job with the OTS top and pops of coral and blue xx

  4. May 7, 2021 / 7:10 pm

    That tattoo!

    And you know I big puffy heart that top. Sooooo very pretty. I’m always on the hunt for pretty one-of-a-kind look cotton tops. That is beautiful.

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