The Creative Connection Between Art and Fashion

hannah rupp the outfit repeater mod 1960s Cherry Velvet collared dress vintage daisy broach Twiggy haircut makeupI 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.
hannah rupp the outfit repeater mod 1960s Cherry Velvet collared dress vintage daisy broach Twiggy haircut makeuphannah rupp the outfit repeater mod 1960s Cherry Velvet collared dress vintage daisy broach Twiggy haircut makeupIt’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.
hannah rupp the outfit repeater mod 1960s Cherry Velvet collared dress vintage daisy broach Twiggy haircut makeuphannah rupp the outfit repeater mod 1960s Cherry Velvet collared dress vintage daisy broach Twiggy haircut makeuphannah rupp the outfit repeater mod 1960s Cherry Velvet collared dress vintage daisy broach Twiggy haircut makeupCan 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!
hannah rupp the outfit repeater mod 1960s Cherry Velvet collared dress vintage daisy broach Twiggy haircut makeup 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

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10 Comments

  1. LW

    Fantastic outfit. Love the dress by itself of course but you brought it to life with your accessories, hair and make-up. Love your blog, vids, etc. LW

  2. Lyndsey M

    I really love your take on this! It really does make you look at styleblogging in a different way. Unfortunately for me, Summer means non-artistic clothing choices and just a “throw on something that you won’t sweat too unbearably in. Lol.

    I just wanted to take a second and tell you just how much I admire your evolving. You honestly are a true internet sensation these days! I still feel kind of stuck in a rut, but reading your blog keeps me inspired that someday I’ll find my own groove and move forward somehow. I can never really describe myself because I am truly a mix of everything and every emotion there is. One day I’ll find it and I’ll be known for it – just like you are now! <3

  3. Beth K

    Hi Hannah! I am glad that you wrote a post about Dana. Dana looks very nice in this retro look especially with those white framed glasses. She is full of art, I am regular follower of her blog. She is very good writer too.

  4. Holy cow! What a comment!! I still feel so far off from the image I want to be presenting but you are the best. Thanks for saying so!

    I would definitely say you’re getting there yourself. More and more I see something at a store and thinking “Oh that’s so Lyndsey!” so clearly your style is stuck in my mind. 🙂

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