Fashion inspiration sometimes comes from the most unlikely of places, for instance, one of literature's greatest and oldest works: Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. In preparation for its grand movie release this week starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law, celebrate the return of grand scale luxury by adding contemporary versions of the period's most glamorous pieces. Timeless and refined, opt for decadent fabrics and textures like lace, opulent furs, and dazzling embellishments, all of which will take you right into the source of inspiration, a fantasy filled romantic venture fit for a 21st century heroine.
For a modern take on this refined fabric, opt for a piece that is both irresistible and feminine like this this romantic DKNY dress.
Bold ruffles feel even more decadent when trimmed with lace as showcased by this exquisite Dolce & Gabbana satin top. Both ladylike and opulent, all you need is a sleek pencil skirt and heels to complete your romantic creation.
Evoking feelings of vintage romance, this gorgeous wool cardigan from Tory Burch features a black detachable embellished collar.
Because luxurious texture always makes a timeless statement, fur pieces are key to inspiring an Anna Karenina-like style. For a more contemporary version of the traditional garb, opt for a faux alternative, like this beautiful fur vest from Banana Republic.
Keep yourself warm and decadently stylish in this gorgeous Alice + Olivia fur trim coat. Soft and cozy, the luxurious fur trim gives this simple pea coat a major upgrade. A great investment piece that won't run out of style any time soon.
The Glamour Clutch
Carry your evening essentials in this dazzling beaded clutch from Zara. Under $100, this wallet-friendly evening bag will instantly add glamour to any outfit.
Embody modern elegance with these dangling crystal earrings from Dannijo. The cascading structure has an Art Deco feel while the brilliant combination of black and clear crystals provide sophisticated glamour.
Luxury Is in a Glove
Tap into decadent opulence in long velour opera gloves from the master of luxury, Alaïa. For a modern twist, pair these sumptuous gloves with a sleek leather dress and contrasting suede boots.
Dazzle in Pearls
Ladylike strands of black and white glass pearls look chic when combined with an embellished oversized bow. Eye-catching in the most brilliant manner, Miu-Miu's statement necklace will turn any simple ensemble into a dazzling must-have look.