SIA: Cravat Jumper

Welcome to another SIA challenge! This week, our inspiration is this cravat jumper by legendary designer Elsa Schiaparelli. It’s a bit of a tricky piece, but everybody did a great job translating it into summer-appropriate outfits, so let’s get to it!

First up is Shelbee, who sent in two photos – one of herself in a dark gray dress with a scarf and bracelets to mimic the cravat and the cuffs of the jumper, and one of her son Ralphie in his actual cravat jumper. How cute are they?!

Up next is my co-host, Terri, in a simple black-and-white look with a bow:

Reni cleverly layered a black slip dress (with a bow!) on top of a white T-shirt to achieve the monochromatic look of the sweater:

Kezzie sent in two outfits, plus a sweater that would have been perfect had this challenge taken place during the winter (but that’s why I chose it, to make it more difficult and interesting.) Her two outfits are perfect too, don’t you think?

My other co-host, Daenel, struggled with this too because it’s too minimal for her style. Her outfit is spot-on though (also featuring her adorable dog!):

Suzy also had her doubts about her outfit, but I think the combination of the dress and the cardigan is great:

And finally, here’s me:

A big “thank you” to all our participants, and don’t forget to check back next week for the new challenge inspiration, picked by Daenel!


10 Comments on “SIA: Cravat Jumper”

  1. I think everyone did a wonderful job. That is the challenge with this type of thing-answering the challenge but still trying to keep true to your style but at once in a while stepping out of one’s comfort zone. I’m sure we all, at some time, have struggled with SIA. But that is why I think it is so worthwhile. It makes us work at being creative.

  2. […] see more outfits inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli’s Cravat Jumper, please visit Salazar’s post for the complete roundup of submissions. You can also read the details of Salazar’s own inspired […]

  3. shelbeeontheedge1 says:

    Oh wow, everyone did such a great job with this one! I would wear every single outfit styled here! It’s hard to pick a favorite because I do love a simple black and white combination. It always works! Great inspiration pick this time around, Salazar! I had a blast researching it!


  4. This turn was great fun again and I really like all the outfits. Thank you Salazar for this inspiration. Have a good time everybody and stay creative!
    XOXO Reni

  5. Oh, Salazar that shirt is perfect!! I love that you wore it with a long skirt too. Great inspiration piece too… very different from the norm!
    Suzy xx

  6. Everyone did such a great job with this week’s inspiration piece. Your top is perfect.

  7. Kezzie says:

    Such a gorgeous selection of outfits! I love the monochrome palette we have got going!

  8. […] I can never pass up an opportunity like that. 😉 Be sure to check out her round-up post ( as it’s pretty awesome. Everyone incorporated black in their outfits, which I’m all […]

  9. […] Or this, inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli’s “Cravat Jumper“: […]

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