If you’ve ever wanted to take fine art favorites and wear them as fashion, then you’ll love these artistic picks that have been curated just for you.
Imagine your body as the canvas and your clothes as the medium when creating your own rendition of living, breathing fine art. Chosen for their likening to masterpieces by some of the world’s most famous artists, we hope these clothes will speak to you as though you’re viewing your favorite fine art exhibition for the very first time. What’s great is that it’s you, the wearer, who will make these pieces uniquely your own.
1. Colorful Cubist Top
Cubism is widely known as one of the most influential styles of the early twentieth century. It was pioneered by famous artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, and is described as the exploration of open form, piercing figures and objects by letting the space flow through them, blending background into foreground, and showing objects from various angles. We think this shapeshift sweater tunic is the perfect wearable rendition of the geometric art form. Team the top with a pant in this year’s Pantone color and a pair of ankle booties. Priced at $148.
2. Inner Artist Buttondown
For those of you who wish to look like you’re working on a Jackson Pollock-inspired piece (or that you are the splattered painting), then you’ll go gaga for this painterly button down. It’s surprisingly chic with a very effortless vibe that could take you all over town on the weekends. Whether you’ll be thrifting, shopping, brunching, or what have you, this top will pair well with nearly everything. Maxi skirts, chinos, overalls, jeans, and leggings are all viable paintings for this whimsical top. Priced at $118.
3. Mostly Mondrian Dress
Co-founder of the De Stijl (Dutch for “The Style”) movement, Piet Mondrian could have very well been responsible for the print on this tunic dress. Known for the purity of his abstractions, Mondrian’s lines were often clean and his colors primary. Undoubtedly inspired by fine art, this particular garment is perfect for weekend or work, as it could be paired with slacks and loafers, or jeans and boots. The bold print and loose fit gives it a very avant-garde vibe. Priced at $198.
4. Pop of Melon Tee
Pop art is the mid-1950s movement that featured works from Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. It was a very commercial and industrial method for producing works that often called for the help of a screen press. Pop artists celebrated commonplace things, so it wouldn’t be farfetched to imagine a large slice of watermelon front and center in an exhibit. Definitely reminiscent of warmer weather, this may be a piece to buy now and save for later, or to wear with lots of toasty layers. Priced at $118.
5. Minimalism Meets Tunic
The minimalist art movement was sort of an uprising against convention in the early 1960s. It often dealt with removing any sort of symbolism or narrative from the canvas in order to distance themselves from the excessiveness of the abstract expressionism movement. Much like this starkly contrasted tunic, black and white were often used, calling attention to other qualities, such as shape, size, and weight. This top is a great neutral addition to any wardrobe, and has a timeless and classic sensibility. Wear it alone and with your favorite sandals when the weather is right, or pair with skinny jeans and boots for the winter. Priced at $168.
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