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
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.