SIA: Colors and Patterns

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

When it’s my turn to pick a piece for the Style Imitating Art challenge I swear I don’t pick pieces that work with photos I’ve taken and haven’t posted. It just seems to work out that way sometimes!

For example, take this week’s challenge. I picked a Detroit street art piece that has a ton of color and pattern to it. And guess what? I have an outfit photo saved that includes a top full of color and pattern!


Top – Le Tote (same) | Jeans – 3×1 c/o Shopbop (similar) | Shoes – Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (same)

I kept this top from one of my recent Le Tote orders because I loved the versatility of the colors and I actually have very little in the way of patterns in my closet. It’s perfect for warm weather and can easily be worn under a cardigan this fall.

Or, you know, when acting silly on the golf course behind your parents’ house. Harassing birds. As you do.



This outfit might not have any street art in it, but I think it still embodies the playfulness of the piece I picked for this week.

If this week’s art inspired you to come up with a fun outfit don’t forget to email me a picture to before 8PM central time tonight! Then come back for the round-up tomorrow. I’m excited to share all of the outfits.


5 replies on “SIA: Colors and Patterns

  1. Mike

    Awesome Erin! I think that this is great! There’s something about a zigzag pattern that I just love. 🙂

    Also love the pose that you’re doing while standing on one foot. That crane (is it?) and the trees in the background really add to your picture and seem to make it complete (speaking from a artistic and photography point of view).

    Looking forward to tomorrow!

  2. Salazar

    That top is lovely. I’m thinking we’re going to have a lot of unexpected looks for this week’s SIA because the inspiration is so different. Can’t wait!

    1. Mike

      I think you’re right Salazar. Not to keep harping on this, but I think mine is way unexpected. Haven’t done anything like it before. I feel a bit of nervous anticipation!

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