If summer is the time to lighten up and let your wardrobe breathe a little bit, then fall is definitely your opportunity to dial up the drama and be liberal with ornamentation. After all, this is the season when luxurious leather, baroque-inspired detailing, and deeply saturated hues like oxblood reign supreme.
One surefire way to get your recommended daily intake of autumn extravagance? Invest in stylish finds that incorporate embroidery — whether you add subtle interest with tone-on-tone detailing or opt for full-on Bavarian princess mode. The time-honored embellishment adds instant charm and texture to fall staples, and it's one of our favorite ways to femme up our outfits. Ahead, the prettiest collection of bewitching stitching you've ever seen.
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Alice by Temperley Mini Beatrice Embroidered Georgette Dress, $435, available at Net-A-Porter.
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BCBGMaxAzria Embroidered Sleeve Blazer, $298, available at Piperlime.
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Topshop Embroidered Long Sleeve Blouse, $84, available at Topshop.
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Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Sage Embroidered Ballet Flats, $67.50, available at Shopbop.