Going hard against any notion of minimalism and simplicity, the exquisite baroque fashion trend still manages to captivate the entire fashion world with its grandeur, its luxurious feel and that undeniable appeal that celebrates femininity in utterly flattering ways. Channeling the modern day princess, going for the sumptuous garments and playing upon the baroque splendor, are actions that don’t necessarily require for you to go full on drama.

Keeping your look balanced and modern this winter, while also making the most out of the baroque trend is actually more manageable than you would think. Here are 10 ways to rock baroque-inspired fashion this season.

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Go ultra-sophisticated with baroque jacquard

Despite its opulence and loud, heavy embellishments, the baroque trend can easily be broken down to pieces that would make total sense in a modern day wardrobe. It’s all about balancing your outfits with flattering garments that are slightly more on a subtle note, but still look charmingly effective. A tailored jacket emphasizing the waist area and featuring a delightful baroque jacquard would instantly turn into a timeless wardrobe staple.

Balmain – Green Velvet Jacquard Jacket at Lyst.com

balmain jacquard blazer

Go utterly feminine with lace embroidery

Aside from the dropping temperatures, the winter season comes bringing along exquisite parties and fancy dinner gatherings that we cannot wait to attend in style. Offering the perfect excuse to embrace pure glamor, these events call for a little black dress that carries a strong baroque flavour. Utterly romantic and feminine, the lace embroidery should be styled delicately with minimum accessories and complementary colors. Think black, gold or silver for flawless results.

Karen Millen Black Baroque Cutwork Lace Dress at House Of Fraser.com and Karen Millen Dresswith Contrast Baroque Embroidery at ASOS.com

karen millen baroque dresses

Go for timeless glamour with printed velvet

Reminiscent of the Old World elegance, the printed velvet is opulent without being overwhelming, and bold without compromising femininity. Usually embellished by precious jewel-inspired elements, this particular baroque aspect causes for a strong impact and should be styled with equally bold accessories. Velvet and leather, black and gold, edgy and sophisticated make for timeless combos that work magic together.

Versace Printed Velvet Coat at Net-A-Porter.com

velvet baroque coat

Go for edgy glam with metallic brocade

Effortlessly good looking, carrying a luxurious vibe on a slightly more masculine approach, the metallic brocade equals undisguised edgy glam. The exuberant print goes great against contrasting patterns and shiny fabrics, but could be just as easily toned down by basic color palettes, and complementary wardrobe essentials. Ideal to mix and match fashionably.

Stella McCartney Brocade Print Trousers at Farfetch.com

baroque trousers

Go winter fabulous with gold accents

Gold is is the irreplaceable star color of the baroque trend. Complementing each other in the most luxurious ways, the dramatic baroque trend and the shimmering gold are destined for loud statements and precious combination. Going great against a black color pallet and warmer fabrics, the gold accents embody the most effortless way of wearing baroque this winter.

Dolce & Gabbana mini shoulder bag with embellishments at Mytheresa.com and Oscar de la Renta 24-karat gold-plated scroll cuff at Net-A-Porter.com

gold accents

Go for casual glam with baroque print

The baroque print is all about making the details really stand out. Much like any other print, the baroque one can be styled with endless possibilities in mind, regardless if you care to make it stand out on its own, or layer it with other beautiful and contrasting styles. It can be embellished or kept to a minimal, but you can count on the fact that it will still appear modern and elegant.

Preen Kitten Baroque Print Silk Front Jumper at My Wardrobe.com and Dorothy Perkins Black and Gold Baroque Jumper at Dorothy Perkins.com

baroque print silk front jumper

Go for bohemian chic with jewels and pearls

Playing a huge part in the baroque trend, the luxurious stones and the timeless pearls collide with gold metals in the attempt to recreate the Old World glamour. The eccentric pieces of jewelry set a dynamic contrast with other baroque elements, and can be seen embellishing garments, shoes and bags, encrusting head crowns and earrings, creating breathtaking effects that go dramatically well together.

Oscar de la Renta Baroque Brooch-Pendant Necklace at Neiman Marcus.com

baroque necklace

Go rock glam with embroidered accessories

For many fashionable ladies, baroque may still appear like a trend fit for the runways, that’s unlikely to translate flawlessly to the street wear. That’s why accessories make for the easiest transitional pieces towards the baroque eccentricity, without ever feeling like too much.

Dolce & Gabbana suede ankle boots with metallic embroidery at Mytheresa.com

dolce gabbana ankle boots

Go for luxurious statements with silk brocade

Undeniable elegant, luxurious and effective, the rich silk brocade helps revive the baroque trend, with an exquisite flair brought from the past. Perfectly complemented by leather accents, the combo makes for the ultimate modern take on the utterly dramatic trend.

Aquliano.Rimondi Brocade Print Top at Farfetch.com

brocade print top

Go elaborate with sculptural elements

Deeply rooted in the Old World artwork, the baroque trend is defined by sculptural elements, and paint worthy prints. Accentuated shoulders make for an interesting take on the dramatic aesthetic, especially if paired with sleek cuts and modern tailoring. Easy to style with color and contrasting bold shapes, the sculptural elements are key in a successful baroque approach this winter.

Balmain Baroque Biker Jacket at Farfetch.com

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