Fall 2012 Style Inspiration: Baroque Flair and Ornate Embellishments

I’ve been having so much with these Style Inspirations, I decided to keep ’em going with another one of Fall 2012’s hottest trends: Baroque and Ornate Embellishments.
It’s all about gilded curlicues, jacquard, and embroidery.
Check out my splurges and steals:

The first look is a splurge circus with a $3,478 Emilio Pucci Beaded Milano Stitch Viscose Jacket, $1,502 DSquared Stud Pumps, and $1,300 Bottega Veneta Sequined clutch:

I admittedly got a bit carried away, but brought it back with this $40 Baroque Cardigan by River Island (you might remember it from our 2 Chainz concert style inspiration):

I toned it down with $84 Leigh Jeans from Topshop and Zara’s $159 Studded Ankle Boots, but added an irreverent twist with a $28 snakeskin hat from River Island and a $14 New Look Baroque Beaded Clutch:

If you’re more of a dress girl, get into Clover Canyon. I’m a huge fan of their $237 baroque printed dress:

Add a chic touch with $1,695 Nicholas Kirkwood Metallic floral-embroidered mesh sandals and a $2,165 Alexander McQueen Unicorn clutch:

The last look incorporates a save: Rare’s $63 Baroque Skater Dress.

Head back to Zara for their $90 Court pumps, and complete with a dash of red lipstick.

What do you think?
Which would you wear?


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style blog in the world.