The Sun & Stars in One Outfit

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I take a fair bit of style inspiration from the art world. I have a tattoo on my left arm that’s inspired by the Lunar Alphabet on display at the MoMA. I know the connection between Yves Saint Laurent and Piet Mondrian. I am constantly on the hunt for shoes the perfect shade of green from Monet’s garden in Giverny. (For the record, I found them — by Roger Vivier.)

Well, add this sweatshirt to my artsy-artsy collection.

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Bleach Spatter Sweatshirt: Sonia Rykiel (Consignment) | Embroidered Jacket: Trademark | Pants: Madewell | Boots: Hunter (Lord & Taylor)

The splatter-patterned sweatshirt is a Sonia Rykiel piece I found at a secondhand shop. It looks like its the color and texture of a charcoal drawing, so it may be a screen print, instead of a dye job. (I don’t know enough about textiles to really tell the difference.)

In any case, it hearkens to a Jackson Pollock painting — although perhaps not quite as intense as these Proenza jeans, which are nearly an identical copy of One: Number 31, 1950. (BTW, I once tried those jeans on at a consignment store, and they are EXTREMELY flattering. Unexpected, right?)

Bleach Spatter Sweatshirt: Sonia Rykiel (Consignment) | Embroidered Jacket: Trademark | Pants: Madewell | Boots: Hunter (Lord & Taylor)

The sweatshirt reminded me of a photograph of the solar system’s stars — if said photo had been Xeroxed four or five times first. Once I had the starry image in mind, it seemed natural to pair it with this jacket embroidered with suns.

It’s a fun combination — stars, suns and thanks to the uncooperative weather, rain.

I love the suns embroidered on this jacket.
I love the suns embroidered on this jacket.