The Siesta

This week’s SIA inspiration stumped me a little bit, because I wanted to include all the colors in the painting (Paul Gauguin’s “The Siesta”), and I do have most of those colors in my wardrobe, but they don’t necessarily go well together in an outfit. I then decided to concentrate on just one of the women in the painting – the one in the foreground, in the purple-pink top, navy skirt, and hat with a polka-dot band. My purple tunic is actually perfect for it, but it’s a little dressy for casual, summer wear, so in the end, I went for a simple tee-and-shorts outfit. I paired it with my cognac sandals to mimic the touch of orangy brown in the painting (can’t leave out all the other colors) and wrapped my scarf around my mom’s hat to complete the look. Not an exact match, but for SIA these days, I tend to aim for wearable, real-world outfits rather than matching the inspiration exactly, so I’m happy with it.

Don’t forget to check Kim’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfit inspired by this painting!

4 Comments on “The Siesta”

  1. Mike says:

    Wow! You did great with this SIA, Salazar! Everything you did is spot on. I especially like the hat. Great job!

  2. This is such a darling outfit! I love the polka dot scarf over the hat. Nicely done, Salazar!

  3. Wow! That hat looks like it was made for this SIA. Absolutely perfect!!!!

  4. mommyhon333 says:

    So wanted to play along for this SIA challenge but was out of town. I would have tried to do something similar to what you put together. The soft colors in the plank floor in Gaugin’s painting spoke to me. As did the pretty patterns in blue and white. Beautiful interpretation.

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