Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Style - Amish Quilts

Recently I took a trip with my sister into Amish country in Ohio. We drove by a cute Amish schoolhouse, where all the traditionally clothed children were outside playing baseball. While waiting for their turn to bat, the girls were all sitting on a long bench. Each was wearing a brightly colored long skirt that was being blown by the wind. The skirts were plain but beautiful in color - turquoise, bright green, purple, bright blue, pink.

Now, the Amish may not be your first thought for a modern fashion muse, but I was inspired by all these fresh colors - as well as the geometric shapes found in traditional Amish quilts. I found several examples of Amish and Amish-style quilts on Etsy, which will help illustrate my vision. The examples below, clockwise from top left, are from HouseofdeVeer, QuiltsByAmishSpirit, QuilteryOnline, and CottonLinenMoon



The Amish use a lot of blue in their quilts, so my first outfit features blue. The patchwork of the quilts is similar to the geometric piecing in this lovely peplum top (1) by VespertineCA, which also has a matching pencil skirt available. Add laurastamperdesigns' fun enamel earrings (2), cooljewelrydesign’s gorgeous lapis stretch bracelet (3), and EmmalynnJewellery’s modern square ring (4). All have geometric elements that will complement the outfit well. Put on a pair of amazing leather clogs (5) from LieblingShoes. The foldable clutch (6) by larakazis is versatile because it can be folded different ways to form different sizes of bags! Origami in action!



My next outfit features a marvelously graphic short summer dress (7) from TulipeStudio. Although not pieced like a quilt, the print looks as though it is - with its geometric shapes in shades of pink. For jewelry we will add the golden triangles found in the necklace (8) from venusvelvet, and the dangle earrings (9) from ELEVEN13. Since these jewelry pieces also feature silver, we will add LittleAppleNY’s mixed metal bracelets set (10).



Do we need more golden triangles? Of course we do if it’s in the form of a luxe crossbody bag (11) from PurJusShop! Show off your legs with some fun gladiator sandals (12) from TheSquareMoon. Maybe even paint those toes in an intense lime green nail polish (13) by BadBitchPolish that will really pick up on the accent color in the dress.

See you next week!
Lori
Dashery

17 comments :

Mollie Ann said...

Once again, a wonderful fashion feature!!! Well done, Lori! Kudos to you!

Michele said...

Lovely geometric designs, pretty quilts also!!! You wouldn't think they would fit together but they do!!!!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Love!! Thank you for sharing!

jemsbyjb said...

Lori, this is a great article. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

Just love reading your Sunday fashion posts, Lori! Love Amish quilts and the way you capitalized on those gorgeous geometric designs and made them modern.

Beadsme said...

just loving these articles. The geometric dress is fab.

Gemstones on My Mind said...

The quilts are a fantastic inspiration! I especially like the colorful quilt by
Quiltery Online! Thanks Lori!

SendingLoveGallery said...

inspiring, Lori! I love how you accessorized the outfits!

Lori Taggart said...

Thanks!

Tracy said...

Love quilts! What a great feature!

Brooke said...

Love all of it, thank you!

Nancy Russell said...

Lori, if I ever need a fashion consultant to help me put a wardrobe together, I know just who to come to. Love your fashion style and the way you coordinate everything.

cserpentDesigns said...

Wonderful article! Love the quilts and the fashion!

VenusVelvet said...

Super! Thank you for a great style post!

Keystring said...

Love the quilts and the inspiration!

Jennifer said...

Wow. I'm blown away by the beautiful collections of colors and geometries.

Ida said...

You're doing great with these posts, Lori! Thank you!