How To Wear The Baroque Trend Without Costume Comparisons

What do Louis XIV and Mick Jagger have in common? Well, other than a shared appreciation for the opposite sex, the duo could've easily swapped closets, considering both were notorious for wearing luxe fabrics in rich hues. And, although they're centuries apart, their mutual love for baroque threads will no doubt unite the pair in another lifetime. Oh, to be a fly on that wall!
Lucky for us, 17th century-inspired duds are popping up everywhere, and surprisingly simple to incorporate into everyday ensembles (yes, you weary Angelenos, we're giving you permission to don velvet in September). You don't need to be royal or a rock god to own those opulent brocades and jacquards, just swap one of your leopard-spotted staples for a tapestry print, or ditch the studs for over-the-top ear candy. Either way, you're about to be crowned the reigning queen of style — so, get shopping.