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The budget blogger: Baroque for under £100

The autumn/winter 2012 Baroque trend isn’t necessarily an obvious one for a budget blogger - Baroque is all about decadence, luxury and looking expensive

The baroque look at the Dolce & Gabbana autumn/winter 2012 collection
The baroque look at the Dolce & Gabbana autumn/winter 2012 collection

However, with a bit of legwork and determination, it is possible to recreate the look on a limited budget.

The catwalk was full of different takes on the trend, the best interpretations coming from Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain with appearances also made at Marni, Moschino, Salvatore Ferragamo and Oscar de la Renta; there was heavy embellishment, metallics, brocade, tapestry and rich hues.  

Given the birthplace of the baroque movement, there is an overall mood of Italian grandeur - it’s dramatic and exotic, so prepare to channel your inner ‘sexy, foreign Bond Girl’.

There are no shortage of tacky baroque inspired patterns on the high street - the key however is to hunt down the great items which carry a low end price tag, but have a high end aesthetic (often easier said than done!) Therefore, after a lengthy session trawling the internet and in the interest of having enough change to go out and enjoy your new autumn/winter wardrobe with - I have sourced baroque inspired day and evening looks which come in at under £100 each.


The daytime look is a relaxed take on Baroque. There’s the rich colour, ornate print and luxurious texture - but it’s a comfortable and understated nod to the trend.



Jumper: Burgundy Fine Knit, H&M £14.99

Leggings: Baroque Print, Miss Selfridge £20

Boots: Alea, Stylist Pick £45 (Not available until October)

Necklace: Filigree Cross, Forever 21 £5.65

Bag: Floral Tapestry Doctors Tote, Matalan £14


The Evening look has a slinky baroque dress, statement earrings, a beaded clutch and some designer-esque heels.



Dress: Jesse, Pixie Market £32.87

Bag: Black and Gold Baroque Beaded Clutch, New Look £19.99

Earrings: Bejeweled Drop Earrings,Forever 21 £5.65

Shoes: Harlow in Black, Stylist Pick £38

If you’ve found any other interesting pieces yourself, leave a link to them in the comments section so everyone can check them out.

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