A Year In Review: Favorite SIA Challenges Of 2019

As promised, this week I’m going to post a series of yearly review posts, starting with the SIA challenges. This year has been fun, with some unique inspiration pieces from my co-hosts, Daenel and Kim. I still prefer the “classical” paintings as inspiration, but it’s great to stretch my sartorial imagination once in a while. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite SIA challenges of 2019:

First up is Kim’s first challenge as a co-host. I like the casual look and the colors (blue, pink, and red), which I’d never think to put together:

Daenel always picks interesting pieces as her inspirations, but one of my favorites is her own photo of the buttons:

This is my own pick, inspired by Suzuki Harunobu’s “Woman Admiring Plum Blossoms at Night“. Come to think of it, I featured this black top + tan/beige bottom combo in a lot of my outfits this year:

This one is Kim’s pick – the Merlot poster. I didn’t think I had anything in my closet to mimic such a colorful piece, but it turns out I have the perfect dress:

This next one is probably my most favorite SIA challenge of the entire year, not just because I love the inspiration piece (Ingres’s “Portrait of Comtesse d’Haussonville“) but also because everybody did such a good job:

Here’s another one of Daenel’s picks, Godward’s “Sweet Dreams”. Any SIA challenge that inspires more than one outfit is a win for me:

And finally, the Triadic Ballet – how could I not include it? It’s so weird, but so fun to do:

Don’t forget to check back on Jan 6 for a new piece of inspiration, courtesy of Daenel!

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