SIA: Knitting together inspiration

It’s time for another SIA (Style Imitating Art) round-up! Once again, my choice this time was a 1908 painting, “The Knitting Lesson,” by Swiss artist Ernest Biéler (1863-1948).

The Knitting Lesson - Ernest Bieler - 1908

The Knitting Lesson – Ernest Bieler – 1908

First up is SIA co-founder Salazar from 14 Shades of Grey. She looks absolutely lovely in her gingham top and floral scarf. So perfect for springtime. And y’all know I ♥ the pattern-mixing!

Salazar's SIA outfit

Longtime SIA participant Stephanie, my friend and colleague, brought props with her this time! She’s a knitter in real life, so this really was a perfect SIA choice for her. I loved how the more muted tones of navy and brown allowed the floral scarf and those awesome red ankle boots (!) to take center stage.

Stephanie's SIA outfit

Grace from Living with A-Holts began her interpretation with an adorable knit hat and then added quite a few items that were either handmade or gifts from her family. I love those personal connections! (And those velvet flats.)

Grace's SIA outfit

Next is SIA regular Erin from Loop Looks who looks great in her bright blazer and statement pearl necklace. Love this modern and sharp interpretation of the inspiration painting. A great day-to-night kind of outfit!

Erin's SIA outfit

I’m so glad Lisa from The Somewhat Domestic Goddess was able to participate again! Her starting point was a polka-dotted chambray button-down, and I love the subtle pattern-mixing with the soft pink scarf.

Lisa's SIA outfit

And finally, there’s my interpretation, which I wore for a more casual work day. The starting point was my silk headband, and you can see closeups on my blog post yesterday.

Librarian for Life + Style | Colorblocking work casual

Thanks to all the ladies for participating in this week’s SIA challenge! There was a nice mix of casual and dressier outfits — and so many interesting patterns and textures!

For next week’s SIA challenge, make sure you visit Jess @ Animated Cardigan.


8 thoughts on “SIA: Knitting together inspiration

  1. mommyhon333

    I am so sad. I think that I over-thought the outfit for this SIA. Got so wound up about it that I didn’t just have fun. And as a result didn’t post. Love these interpretations. Hope to link up with you guys next go-round. My daughter Lauren at wants to join us, too.

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      So sorry you got stressed out about SIA! It’s always meant to be a fun exploration of inspiration, never a stressful thing. There’s no right or wrong — just whatever inspires you! Hope you and your daughter can join the fun… it’s Jess’s turn to curate next. 🙂


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