SIA interpretation: Franz Kline

Time for my Style Imitating Art (SIA) interpretation! This week’s inspiration artwork was chosen by Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey, and she chose the abstract brushstrokes of Franz Kline’s “Painting Number 2,” from 1954.

There’s still time to participate in SIA — both bloggers and non-bloggers are welcome! Send a picture of an outfit inspired by this painting to Salazar at 14shadesofgreyblog [at] by Monday night. So you’ve got the weekend to put something together! Salazar will then post the round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation: Franz Kline

My outfit came together very quickly, as I immediately thought of my brushstrokes print top, which I picked up in Vienna on our 2009 trip. So PERFECT for this inspiration, right?!

As the top is sheer, I layered it over a black long-sleeved tee. There are bits of light grey in the inspiration painting, so I wore my grey jeans.

Librarian for Life + Style | Brushstrokes + black + grey

Details:  Brushstrokes print top, Vienna 2009 trip {similar} {similar} //  Grey jeans, Jones New York {very similar}  //  Sporty black flats, Payless, old {very similar}  // Black long-sleeved tee, fashion-swapped with Stephanie {very similar}  //  Red jacket, Macy’s {similar} {similar}

Librarian for Life + Style | Brushstrokes + black + grey

Librarian for Life + Style | Back of brushstrokes top

This brushstrokes top is quite artistic with long trailing bits of fabric in the open back, which you can see a bit of in the pic above. I wondered if I could wear the top in a different way… and I figured out I could thread the ends into my jean belt loops to hide the ends and make the top a bit more boxy.

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of brushstroke top

Librarian for Life + Style | Front of brushstrokes top

I’ve worn the top several different ways in the past, as seen in the collage below, sometimes tying the ends in the front and sometimes tying them in the back.

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing my brushstrokes top

left  //  middle  // right (this post)

I also like that I was able to go a more casual route this time, with the grey jeans and sporty flats. As it was chilly, I wore my red cotton jacket on my way to and from work. The color scheme also fit in with in-service week — I always wear our school colors, red and black, during in-service week before school starts.

Librarian for Life + Style | Brushstrokes top + red jacket

I hope you’re inspired to participate in SIA! And remember to visit Salazar’s blog, 14 Shades of Grey, early next week for the round-up post.

Linkups:  Hello Monday, Monday Mingle, Sophisticated Style, Confident Twosdays, Turning Heads, Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays, Trendy Wednesday, What I Wore WednesdayThrowback Thursday, Top of the World, What I Wore to Work/Summer Style,Fashion FridayPassion for Fashion, Fun Fashion Friday, Charming Friday, Friday Favorites


5 thoughts on “SIA interpretation: Franz Kline

  1. momofdox

    That top is perfect for today’s SIA! If there were a prize for Most Like the Art, you’d win. 😀 And I must say…your hair is looking particularly lovely. That cut is great on you!

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  3. Noelle

    Wow. I’m sure you had a really tough time deciding what to wear for SIA lol. That top is perfect and I love all the different ways you’ve worn it. Versatility is a sign of a great top!^


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