While it is 2012, designers were channeling the 17th-century for their fall runway collections. The result? Drama. Lots of it. Clothing and accessories by the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Aquilano e Rimondi, Lanvin, and Etro were covered with ornate jewels, swirling motifs, and excessive embellishments. The idea of these designs may come off as a lot to handle for the average dresser, so we advise you to
just go for it pair an on-trend piece with something simple—printed trousers downplayed with a solid silk blouse, or a simple pencil skirt and top accessorized with a Byzantine-style cuff or necklace.
Shop more fall trends: doctor bags, varsity jackets, military, velvet, peplums, cobalt blue, burgundy, collars, gold, high-slit skirts, tuxedo trousers, leather accents, lace, white, digital prints, graphic sweaters, lurex, cap toe shoes, and checkered plaid.