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Trend Watch: Baroque

As the weather is turning more autumnal, so are the shops and baroque is a trend that is popping up everywhere.  Minimalism is out, instead rich hues and luxe fabrics are in.

Inspired by 17th century opulence, tapestry prints and embellished bags can be incorporated to create the baroque look. Avoid going overboard and resembling Louis XIV by introducing a hint of the trend with renaissance-inspired prints, velvets and gilded accessories.

 Black and gold gives an instant baroque look Peplum top – Miss Selfridge £24.

Achieve baroque glamour with the tapestry-like fabric of this McQ Alexander McQueen (Matches £355).

Use gilded details such as this  Dolce & Gabbana (Net A Porter £185)  belt.

A more simplistic take on the trend from Stella McCartney (Browns £645).

Add drama to this Baroque cardigan (River Island £40) with skinny jeans and black heels.

These brocade trousers from Elizabeth and James (Net A Porter £310) provide high-octane opulence.

Author bio

Laurie founded Bell & Smokey, an online fashion shop to provide women with sophisticated, feminine clothes that make them feel beautiful. You can keep up to date with her musings at and follow her on Twitter @bellandsmokey. Read more posts by .

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  1. NEW blog post: Trend Watch: Baroque #dbcollective

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