Do Maximalism Without Maxing Out Your Budget
When Lagerfeld debuts something on a runway, it goes without saying that it’ll be a certified hit. Pastel hues — we did those. Platform creepers — we went there. Even Bollywood-chic — well, our nose piercings speak for themselves.
Fall ’12 saw models storming down the runway channeling maximalist-regal style, and it was in that very moment that our hearts dropped and less-than-royal budgets weeped. A look that’s created from bling, sparkle, and opulent embellishments usually has dollar signs written all over it. However, we’ve found a sneaky way around those ever-present money worries. Scouring the web, we’ve styled up some in-your-face ensembles for tight wallets and teeny bank balances. From velvet to sequins to brocade, now we can all work runway chic on a runaway’s budget.
Baroque — Think about mixing up ornate patterns, deep colors, and heavy-metal details. It's Baroque without going totally broke.
Miss Selfridge Paisley Peplum Blazer, $65, available at Miss Selfridge; Express Status Link Bracelet, $24.90, available at Express; Topshop Baroque Embroidered Body, $70, available at Topshop; Miss Selfridge Black and Gold Beaded Collar, $26, available at Miss Selfridge; Old Navy Sueded Ankle-Strap Flats, $29.94, available at Old Navy; H&M Trousers, $34.95, available at H&M.