How to Stock Your Closet With Opulence This Fall

With a little help from intricate brocade, lush velvet or a flash of gold

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau de Parfum, $120, TomFord.com
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Temple St Clair 18K Celestial Ring with Flag Opal, tsavorite, mixed sapphire and hauyn, $47,000, (800) 590-7985
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Sies Marjan Gathered-Seam Crinkled-Satin Midi Skirt, $1,104, MatchesFashion.com
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Rochas Ruffled Floral-brocade silk-blend blouse, $975, MatchesFashion.com
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Paul Andrew Topkapi Ikat Scarf print heel with Bullion Embroidery, $1,495, Net-A-Porter.com
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Eddie Borgo Colt Tech Crossbody in Blonde/Ruby, $1,550, Net-A-Porter.com
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Delpozo Sand Napa Gloves with Leather Appliqués, Price Upon Request, Delpozo.com
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“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months,” said one of the greatest dandies of all time, Oscar Wilde. Though the modern day fashion schedule swaps new trends in and out every three months, Wilde’s cheeky comment is eternally relevant. Wilde would have been wiled for the decorative creations hitting stores now.

Opulence is in; whether that’s intricate brocade, lush velvet or a flash of gold. For something new, consider a crinkled pink skirt from hot label Sies Marjan (headed by ex-Dries Van Noten star Sander Lak). Turn heads in Paul Andrew’s sexy, sparkle-toed stilettos with suede straps wrapping up the ankle. And finally, indulge in the fine gem that everyone’s going gaga over: the opal. There’s no doubt that Wilde would approve of a jewel as luminously gorgeous, yet tinged with drama as fall’s most star-like centerpiece.