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Art Inspiration: 3 Outfits Inspired by Michelle Armas’s Paintings


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“That Bowtie I Like” via Michelle Armas Online Store

I recently came across a painting I found on Pinterest and became slightly obsessed. Turns out, after a little bit of research, this painting was created by an up-and-coming artist by the name of Michelle Armas.

Located in Atlanta, Michelle has a sort-of whimsical sense to her abstract works, providing a platform for lots of color and fun textures on her canvases. If you’re not familiar with her paintings, be sure to check them out on her site and Etsy shop.

If you’re looking to switch up your fall wardrobe, look no further than to these gorgeous paintings! Surprisingly, these canvases provide an excellent source of fashion inspiration for everyday on-campus outfits. Below, I’ve created a series of outfits inspired by Michelle Armas’s brilliantly colorful works. Scroll down to see them all:

Happy Go Lucky

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Dress, Jacket, Shoes, Bag, Necklace, Earrings

Michelle Armas’s paintings capture an abstract essence like no other. Own her unique flair with this outfit! Wear a printed flowy dress with a pair of killer ankle booties for a pop of color. Throw on a denim jacket and grab a metallic bag for an edgy vibe. Complete the look with a “happy” nameplate necklace and colorful stud earrings.

Laid-Back Luxe

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Top, Vest, Pants, Flats, Necklace

Michelle Armas loves to use shades of pale pink in her work, along with hints of glimmer. Achieve this glam aesthetic with a few key pieces. Start with a flowy peplum tank over blush pink jeans. Grab a faux fur vest for a boho twist. Slip on a pair of ballet flats for a comfy but feminine appeal, then complete the ensemble with a jeweled necklace in a pretty peach hue.

Color Blocking

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Top, Skirt, Coat, Flats, Necklace, Earrings

Many of Armas’s paintings follow the same rule – brighter is better! So, try rocking a color-blocked look with a bubblegum pink tee tucked into a cobalt blue skirt. Throw on a khaki trench for a classic vibe and add leopard print flats for a trendy twist. Finish the outfit with a floral bib necklace and yellow stud earrings.

What do you think?

Are you a fan of Michelle Armas’s works? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which outfit is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in a comment below!

Posted on on October 13, 2013 / Filed Under: Inspiration / Tags: , , , , , ,

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5 Responses to “Art Inspiration: 3 Outfits Inspired by Michelle Armas’s Paintings”

  1. 1
    October 13th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I loveeeee all of these! They are so pretty and feminine!

  2. 2
    October 13th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Hmm, I usually don’t wear a lot of bright colors, but I’m really drawn to these outfits, especially the first 2!

  3. 3
    October 15th, 2013 at 12:10 am

    The painting is so pretty! I always like this series :) especially like the first dress, such pretty colours

  4. 4
    October 15th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I love the first outfit and can definitely see myself wearing that in the spring and summer seasons. The color scheme in the second outfit is amazingly simple, but I’m not a fan of fur vests. Though, I do think they can make an outfit.

  5. 5
    October 16th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I love all of these looks, but I would have liked to see a wider variety of styles incorporated.

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