Kansas Couture

I asked each blogger to pick a piece of artwork that spoke to them in some way. It could be famous, not famous, new, old. whatever piece of artwork they wanted and then to create an outfit inspired by the piece. I will be back to regular blogging on Oct. 4th.

Today I would like to introduce Katy from Kansas Couture



When Jen introduced the challenge of styling an outfit inspired by a work of art, the painting Cakes (1963) by Wayne Thiebaud was the first image that popped into my mind. Ever since I was introduced to this piece in high school, it has stuck with me. It may not be emotionally charged, but it really speaks to me on an aesthetic level. At first glance, this collection of cakes feels decadent, frivolous and fun. Just as striking, however, is the way the cakes are presented. The carefully arranged rows and symmetrical shapes give it a feeling of orderliness and deliberate placement. I wanted to convey both of these moods with my outfit. The pastel polka dot shorts and pearl necklace create a whimsical feel, while the tailored blazer and strappy patent sandals lend structure and coordination.

Outfit details: Urban Outfitters top, H&M blazer, vintage shorts, Forever 21 necklace, Christian Siriano for Payless shoes

Painting image source: artchive.com

  1. Kansas Couture is definitely one of my favorite bloggers. I really dig her style..

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  2. “Cakes” has always been a favorite of mine. I remember being so drawn to the aesthetic of it, the tactile quality of the colors and textures. I love Katy’s sartorial take on the piece!

  3. I love, love, love how her outfit fits the cakes in the picture! Really, it’s just great.

  4. You did an amazing job on this! The photo and the painting look amazing next to each other!

    This is so the best idea ever btw. I know I said that yesterday, but I’m saying it again. 🙂


  5. Love your inspiration. It definitely translates to your outfit!

  6. Great interpretation of Cakes! You look wonderful.

  7. lovely interpretation! great choice, katy.

  8. absolutely adore this outfit!!

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