How To Look Like A Million Bucks On The Job

September 25, 2012

Baroque is one of fall’s top trend categories and it’s a great way to look like a million bucks (without spending a million bucks)!

Its richly textured fabrics and ornate designs instantly make you look and feel empowered at work. Don’t be afraid to wear lush velvets, intricate jacquard prints, or even a little bit of glitter to the office. You’ve got permission this season to go for it!

The secret to its success is making one baroque-style piece the focal point in your outfit and have all other clothing and accessories support that piece. This way, the style will not wear you. For more specific tips, see above.

Is it important to you to look confident at work? If so, do you ever use clothes to help get you in the mood?

Image credit, clockwise from top left: BLUE BLAZER + BLOUSE: Elie Tahari Bethany Jacket $498 and Jolie Blouse $248, available at ElieTahari; SUNGLASSES: Prada Baroque Sunglasses $290, available at Nordstrom; TOP: Alice+Olivia Caci Burnout Top $253, available at SaksFifthAvenue; Runway, Dolce&Gabbana F/W 2012 via Yannis Vlamos/; PUMPS: Ivanka Trump Indico Pump $119.95, available at Nordstrom; BLAZER: Alice+Olivia Elyse Blazer $495, available at SaksFifthAvenue; NECKLACE: Lulu Frost for JCrew Crystal Petal Necklace $185, available at JCrew; TROUSERS: JCrew Stovepipe Trouser in Wool Flannel $138, also available in more colors at JCrew; SWEATER: JCrew Tippi Sweater $79.50, also available in more colors at JCrew; SMOKING SLIPPERS: Joie Day Dreaming Flats $175, also available in more colors at Joie; PANTS: Pilcro Serif Velvet Pants $98, also available in more colors at Anthropologie; BROCADE TOP: Elizabeth and James Embossed Brocade Shell Top $411.13, available at My-Wardrobe; SKIRT: Vince Camuto Ornate Paisley Pencil Skirt $89, available at Nordstrom; VELVET PUMPS: Vince Camuto Verona Pump $117.95, available at Nordstrom; VELVET SKIRT: Jones New York Velvet Pleated Skirt $129, available at JNY; BROOCHES: A large assortment of brooches at various prices available at Nordstrom.

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