SIA round-up: Young Girl Reading

It’s Style Imitating Art (SIA) round-up time!

Once again, the artwork I chose for this round’s challenge, Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s famous oil painting, Young Girl Reading (also known as The Reader), ca. 1770. This painting has always had a soft spot in my heart, and I got to see this painting in real life a few years ago at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, ca. 1770

Young Girl Reading by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, ca. 1770

First up is my friend Stephanie, who mixed a marigold corduroy jacket with a striped tee and rose print neck scarf — effortless and cheery pattern-mixing!

Stephanie's SIA outfit

Next up is Mike, who definitely got into the spirit of the painting with a book and bright yellow top. 😀

Mike's SIA outfit

SIA co-host Erin from Loop Looks “rented this skirt to wear to a different event and thought it deserved to be in the spotlight more than once.” Agreed! Erin looks magical and stunning in this skirt (and heels!), and I love the backdrop with the greenery and painted rocks.

Erin's SIA outfit

SIA co-host and co-founder Salazar from 14 Shades of Grey chose her yellow vintage top and pink scarf to mimic the girl’s dress and ribbons, and kept the rest of the outfit simple. Such a sweet look — and so perfect for the inspiration painting!

Salazar's SIA outfit

Kezzie from Kezzie AG looks lovely in her mustard cardigan and lace top — I especially love that lace hem!

Kezzie's SIA outfit

Karen from She Thought She Could decided to create a photo showing a “modern day reading nook” and a modern reading device with her iPad! A totally modern flip of the inspiration painting — LOVE IT! 😀

Karen's SIA outfit

Noelle from The Classy Junk looks divine in two of her favorite colors, yellow and mauve. And her top is actually a dress! I love how Noelle’s photos are always so ethereal, like modern photos echoing past eras.

Noelle's SIA outfit

And finally, here’s my interpretation, mixing prints and textures. You can see more details in my post from yesterday.

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow cardigan + pink tweed skirt

Thanks to all for participating in SIA this week! We had such an awesome round-up, with all different shades of yellow and patterns. And so many books! My librarian heart is full of smiles. 😀

Be sure to join us next week for another SIA challenge! Next Monday, co-host Erin from Loop Looks will reveal her next art inspiration.


6 thoughts on “SIA round-up: Young Girl Reading

  1. Mike

    Everyone did a FANTASTIC job on this SIA challenge! And so many yellows and books!
    Wonderful job everyone! Hope to see you all again for the next challenge! 🙂

  2. Salazar

    So many great looks! And I have a lot of fun trying to see what everybody was reading too – we should’ve included that in our submissions (mine was “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline.)

    1. Mike

      You could probably guess what I was reading Salazar; “The Feast of Roses”. I’ve been binge-reading the past 2-3 days trying to finish it and I have less than 100 pages to go. I’ve even been staying up past my bedtime just to try and finish it, which I’m paying for now. But it’s really good, even better than the first book. Chances are, I probably won’t be ready for our discussion tomorrow (sorry!), but I’ll get my review posted as soon as I finish.

    2. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      I kind of liked that I didn’t know all the book titles — because we don’t know what the young girl is reading in the painting. It’s a private moment, one we are peeking into… so I kind of liked that echo in real life. But thank you for sharing and feeling open to sharing! 🙂


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