It’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) round-up time again! The inspiration again is a “Be kind to books club — Are you a member?” poster created by Arlington Gregg between 1936 and 1940 for the Illinois WPA Art Project.First up is Stephanie, my friend and librarian colleague, who donned a bright blue “I read banned books” pin on her orange-y top and colorful scarf for this challenge. I love this photo, with Stephanie’s bright smile — and the bit of bold blue fence in the background.
Next is Michael, who has become an enthusiastic and frequent SIA participant. He also works in a library, so his library-themed t-shirt (and stack of books!) totally fits the theme of this inspiration poster!
Melissa is back, and I’m so glad she was inspired again to participate in SIA. She looks so cute and comfortable in her blue patterned top and orange sneakers. Also, book-themed socks!!! ♥ Melissa wore this outfit on what turned out to be a very special day — click the collage below to find out more details!
SIA co-founder Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey mixed chambray and navy together along with cognac accessories. Her book necklace is adorable and exactly on point!
SIA co-founder Jess @ Animated Cardigan looks great in her black + navy layers — love love love the pop of color with the orange scarf!
Next up is Kezzie, another longtime SIA participant. She and I had similar ideas, layering blue over a black dress. She also added cute orange accessories, including a purse in the shape of a watering can (!) and a fun felt brooch!
Erin @ Loop Looks is ready for fall in her black boots and layers. Love the shorter skirt with the boots! Also, Chewie’s black-and-tan coat also totally ties in with this week’s challenge, too, methinks.
Finally, there’s me in my blue button-down, new black knit dress, and cognac accessories. You can see more photos and closeups here in my SIA post yesterday.
Here’s Noelle from The Classy Junk, who chose the MOST PERFECT sweater for this inspiration challenge! And she posed in a bookshop. Love. It. So. Much. Thanks, Noelle!
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this library-themed inspiration — it was a great round-up!