Ever heard of Piet Mondrian? If not, you have probably heard or at least seen the well known Mondrian style. Piet Mondrian was the artist that created these famous paintings that would later inspire an entire genre of fashion and accessories:
Mondrian Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow
Composition with Yellow, Blue and Red by Pjet Modrian
In the 1930's designer Lola Prusac designed a series of silk squares, bags, and luggage inpired by the Dutch painter. Later in the 60s Yves Saint Laurent popularized the patterns in her iconic collection that featured dresses inspired by Piet Mondrian's paintings.
Yvest Saint Laurent's famous Mondrian dress
After the 60s the mondrian style really took off, showing up for spurts on the fashion scene in the 80s and also, today! It is interesting to see the evolution that the style has taken, from just red, yellow, and blue, to pinks, purples, and greens, from the shift style, to scoop neck and fitted, different patterns, and etc...
Thus introducing, my mondrian inspired dress, (with a twist of extra color and a bodycon fit)...
This fun little number has been on my ModCloth wishlist for eons..so when I saw it for $23.99 during the cabin fever sale I nabbed it. And am I ever so glad I did!! I love the bright color block meets Mondrian style of it, and it is so fun to mix and match with other colors. It would be a great number for a late night date (which I have already used it for :) or a museum stroll (although the latter would require dressing it down a little ;) So at last I have my color block beauty...however, a disclaimer for this: it is not for wearing outdoors. Nope, not right now. I took a few photos of it without my jacket just to get a good shot, but boy- was that freezing!!!! I have decided that the rest of my outfit shots this winter will need to be in warm, cozy (albeit still colorful) layers. Sooooo get ready for some fun posts on how to still look cute with all that layering and fluffy fabrics! haha.
Ahhhhh at last, the jacket...haha. A little warmer now. LOVE THIS JACKET! I got this from H&M about 4 years ago I want to say? I have gone through a lot of buttons on this one, but it is totally worth it! I love the 60's geometric shapes and fun tent shape. It satiates my love for mod geometric style. Not the warmest for winter, but great for dressing up outfits in the spring and fall.
Do you don any Mondrian style accessories or clothing? I really love the style and like to throw it in here and there on occasion. It's really fun with some bold lip color and cateye eyeliner ;)
While I was getting dressed for this outfit post, I realized I hadn't yet photographed an outfit before with my bright purple tights. Pretty silly, considering I wear them all the time...So I recapped some of my favorite outfits from the past few months and it's easy to see how much I love wearing bright colored tights!
I found that I especially seem to have an affinity for yellow, green, and orange tights in my outfit photos. Looking back at these helped to show me which colors I haven't posted yet and gave me lots of ideas for future posts! I realized I haven't even worn my mint tights in a post yet (and I wear them all the time!) So it will be fun to do an entry on pastels :)
Go here: www.welovecolors.com to find the widest range of brightly colored tights imaginable! I get so much use out of these through the winter, fall, spring and even summer! The microfiber tights are my favorite for their thickness, comfort, and opaque colors!
Until next time,