I took the liberty of putting together an outfit today inspired by art, because I believe that art and fashion go hand in hand.
It wasn’t that long ago when I thought the two were mutually exclusive. My mind was changed when I read a fashion blog many years ago (that’s sadly not in existence today) that made me look at clothes in a brand new way. The blogger wasn’t just wearing outfits, she was creating looks and had to die for photography to boot.
Seeing that made me reevaluate my own closet and the way I was dressing. I found that I was just putting on clothes for the sake of getting dressed with no intent behind my choices.
More and more I look at myself like an artist looks at a blank canvas. Everyday I get to choose how I want to look and like art, I can come up with looks that can strike emotion in people.
It’s easier than you might think to find inspiration and use it to your advantage. My outfit was pulled from pop art by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
Instead of directly trying to wear art, I plucked tones from different images. I wanted to capture the feelings in my outfit. To do that I wore a dress with exagerated details and a bright color. I continued the look by playing up my hair and makeup which I really think brings it all together. Without it I would just be a girl in a funky blue dress!
With all those elements combined I am able to portray 1960s pop art without looking like I just stepped out of an art gallery.
Can you imagine if we treated each outfit like a work of art? If each outfit is an opportunity to make an impact on someone, are you doing that? Are you using everything in your toolbox (closet)?
I would love to hear your thoughts on why fashion and art are important to one another. Let’s chat in the comments!
Dress – on loan via Gwynnie Bee (from Cherry Velvet Plus)
Flats – $6 (Wal-Mart)
Flower broach, $1 (vintage, thrifted)
Cardigan – $1 (thrifted)
Sunnies – $1 (Dollar Store)
Lip color – Smoked Peach by Revlon