August 07, 2011

Inspired By Sky

I find that nature never ceases to inspire me. When I was unsure of what to blog about today, I turned to photography to spark the creativity inside me. I've done a variety of Inspired By posts in the past, but this one is more specific than any of these other posts. Today I decided to focus on one certain element of nature: clouds. Clouds have many connotations, the most popular of which involve "soft" and "fluffy" descriptions. My goal with the outfits I created based on these photographs was to portray the feeling of clouds and the sky they dwell in.

Clouds & Sky

Cloud Outfit
Gemma Kahng dress, Repetto flats, Balenciaga bag, Kate Spade wallet, rings (from top to bottom) by Torcione, Jamie Wolf, and Galante Visconti.

This outfit has a light and feminine feel to it. The dress emphasizes this vibe with negligee-like qualities. The ballet flats add grace and charm, their material working with the dress's fabric to create a textured ensemble reminiscent of the softness of clouds. The bag and wallet represent the sky. Both pieces are relatively structured, contrasting the airy feel of the cloud segment of the outfit. Finally, a variety of gold and rose gold rings are girly yet sophisticated and feel fit for angels.


Cloud Outfit 2
See by Chloe cotton jacket, Reiss t-shirt, Rag & Bone skirt, K. Jacques sandals, Dooney & Bourke wristlet, Natalie Brown necklace.

The t-shirt and skirt in this outfit represent the clouds in the picture; their loose, flowy characters matching the clouds well. The blazer adds structure to the ensemble, the dainty blue shade of the piece representing the sky. The necklace and wristlet are the forest: the wristlet is small, paying tribute to the fact that very little of the trees are shown in the picture, yet the statement necklace portrays how the forest stands out against the sky and clouds in the photo. 
This outfit would be fitting for weekend brunch out at a nice restaurant or simply a beautiful spring or summer day.

All images from Flickr
All outfits created using Polyvore

The most interesting part of creating this post was adding color to each outfit. Clouds are generally white, so it was fun to incorporate colors that reflected the sky to make up for the lack of color otherwise.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. I had a lot of fun making it.


  1. I love how you put this with the sky......beautiful photos & inspiration!

  2. I love your inspiration :)
    The Repetto ballet flats are my favorite shoes ever! :)

  3. You have an amazing creative side to find inspiration from nature. Both these ensembles were lovely.

  4. I love the way mixes fashion and nature photographs! so brilliant! lovely post.xx