Consciously Trending: Baroque

(image sources top: dolce & gabbana, mcq by alexander mcqueen/bottom: miranda kerr, eugenie niarchos, selena gomez)

I think one of the fresher feeling trends for fall is the awesomeness that is baroque. Every September fashion magazine was sporting gilted goodness and I was tooootally drooling over this look. I guess I just think it’s pretty fabulous to walk around looking like a Fabregé Egg :D.

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I’ve been keeping my eye out on ethical option for this trend for all of you when I stumbled on ASOS Africa’s A/W 2012 Collection.

ASOS Africa Tunic with Print Detail-$66.84

ASOS Africa Shirt in Mirror Print-$70.36

ASOS Africa Peplum Dress $105.54

I am loving the ASOS Africa A/W collection and it totally fits into the baroque trend! I also love that ASOS Africa is made by fair trade cooperative SOKO based in Kenya.

But in case you’re on a tighter budget I also thrifted some great baroque options for you under $22 :).

  1. Royal Blue Vintage blouse-$20
  2. Baroque Scarf-$12
  3. Baroque Circle Skirt-$20
  4. Needlepoint Embroidered Bag-$18
  5. Baroque Tee-$22

If you think that this bold bold pattern is a bit difficult to wear, I would have to beg to differ friend. I happened to thrift a baroque printed dress over the summer, so voilá baroque and me :D.

The baroque print actually works really nicely into my wardrobe! The boldness adds a lot of style to my basics and the gilded baroque print I think works as a great pop under neutral sweaters or blazers.

So what do you think friends?!? Diggin’ going baroque?



  1. Jenmarie November 8, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    I’m definitely attracted to the print, I think it can look extremely elegant. However, I haven’t tried anything like it on yet! Definitely more inspired to now that I’ve seen your post. Cute dress, darling!

  2. Julia November 8, 2012 / 10:08 pm

    Oooh, loving that circle skirt. I’ve always dreamed of getting a really loud blouse from Goodwill, but I’ve never known how to make it practical… I’ll have to try the under-a-neutral-cardigan strategy!
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  3. FASHION TALES November 9, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    I’ve always loved and appreciated Baroque art, and so happy that it’s come full circle back into the fashion scene. I like the dress you’re wearing, especially with the mustard knit hat. You have some great picks above as well, and looooved ASOS Africa collection. A very happy weekend to you dear J. /Madison
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  4. Oh to Be a Muse November 10, 2012 / 11:45 am

    I like the baroque pattern on your dress, and I also really like your sweater. I have a baroque style balzer (you probably saw it in my orange grove post), that I love!

    Thinking I should get some baroque style sunnies–those look hot.
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  5. Kimberlee November 11, 2012 / 10:42 am

    If it ain’t Baroque… don’t fix it 😉 hehe I love that my favorite movie ties in with this trend! I need to incorporate somehow, I was eyeing up some pants at H&M.

    Love how you brought out the colors of the print with your accessories!
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  6. Fajr November 12, 2012 / 9:44 am

    I just purchased a baroque style shirt. Love the ornateness of it all. Love your beenie cap babe!
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  7. Patricia Twitter: @patriciastreeter November 24, 2012 / 8:48 am

    When I read the title to your article, I thought “If it’s not Baroque don’t fix it!” Sound familiar? It’s from Beauty and the Beast. This is when the clock is taking Bell around the castle looking at the suits of armor from the Baroque period. The color, patterns, and style are so you! Just wanted to let you know what crossed my mind.
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