Fashion & Beauty

Baroque Is The New Black

Jacqueline Kilikita shows you how to work this autumn trend.

Think excess and opulence with intricate patterns and jewels that are likely to bedazzle even the most discerning of people. If it doesn’t wow it isn’t worth it, and if there’s only one thing you do this autumn, make sure you buy into this sure fire trend.

Lace Jacket: £19.99, New Look. 

As seen on the backs of the uber stylish Pippa Middleton and Mischa Barton, lace print owes its comeback to the boom of Baroque. The intricate lace makes this jacket beautifully dainty while the harsh black bordering injects an aspect of fierceness to contrast the fragility. An absolute bargain at just £19.99.

Panelled Dress: £39.99, River Island.

Perfect for any club night out, this dress is only slightly panelled with a Baroque style print to flatter any figure. Let the print do the talking by pairing the dress with a pair of black patent heels and a matching clutch to add shine and to complement the gold and silver ornamentation of the panelling.

Designer nail wraps: £7.50, River Island

Baroque isn’t just confined to the wardrobe this season with River Island plying the most fashion conscious with these amazing 3D nail wraps. Treat your talons to every bit of dazzle they deserve by simply cutting the wrap to the shape of your nail. Sparkle and simplicity, you say? We are impressed!

Leggings: £6, New Look.

Team baroque print leggings with a sheer black blouse for a gothic meets Parisian look. Don’t forget to complete your outfit by throwing on a pair of sky high platforms to add to the allure and highlight the glamour. After all, Baroque style is all about extravagance.

Earrings: £12.50, Dorothy Perkins

Inject an air of lavishness into your look by investing in some statement ear candy. Load your lobes with jewels to make sure you exude an air of importance wherever you go this autumn. It’s a case of ‘The bigger the better’, with designers like Valentino jumping on the Baroque bandwagon and adorning his models with every jewel imaginable.

Bracelet: £10, Topshop

Gild any outfit with this striking chunky bracelet, reminiscent of royal jewellery boxes and likely to impress even the drabbest dressers. The chain effect offsets the delicate filigree face which radiates status and importance. But don’t keep other accessories to a minimum as the Baroque style screams superfluity and glamour.

Clutch: £35, Dorothy Perkins.

Add a sprinkling of sparkle to any party outfit by accompanying it with a striking baroque clutch. This gorgeous structured bag will provide you with all the glitz you need for a night out. What’s more, the box style is oh so practical and will certainly keep your lippie safe.

Lace peplum: £16.99, New Look

It seems the peplum has undergone a radical transformation this season with many high street shops littered with the long lasting and most coveted garment. This gorgeous peplum from New Look oozes sheer sophistication from the baroque style patterning. Drawing on both sheer and velvet textures, it’s hard to resist such a steal.

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