SIA Inspiration: 1880s Fashion Plate

This week, Jen is our SIA host, and her pick is right up my alley:

This is a 1886 fashion plate from the Scandinavian fashion magazine Freja. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know that the 1880s is one of my favorite eras in fashion (I don’t know why, because the silhouette is so exaggerated that it can look awkward. I actually find the bustle quite graceful.) In fact, I’ve been toying with the idea of using a fashion plate as inspiration for SIA, but they tend to be quite difficult to be translated into a modern look. This one, though, has some nicely neutral colors and classic patterns (plaid, lace, even floral too if you count the flowers on the hats), which should be fun to interpret.

Remember to send your outfit to Jen ( by next Tuesday, November 20th. Have fun!

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