Fashion Foreign Affair By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 15, 2013 @ 10:55AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Brian Henn Foreign Affair 01 of 08 REASONS TO LOVE IT Imaxtree (4) Elaborately embroidered, richly patterned, or gilded and encrusted with jewels, these clothes are pure escapism. Slipping into them transports you to another time and place (China! Italy! Brazil!), and they radiate a sense of refinement and adventure that makes you feel like a member of the jet set. HOW TO WORK ITSome of the looks are a nod to a nation, while others are a postcard for it. The subtle references tend to be more universally appealing (and wearable). Adopt a when-in-Rome (or Beijing, or Rio) approach: Pile on big gold necklaces or long gemstone earrings (as long as they look chic not like a Halloween costume) with black pants and a turtleneck. Hair and makeup should have a regal sophistication: Part hair in the middle or pull it back, and go for bold brows or dramatic, kohl-rimmed eyes. Photos: (left to right) Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana 02 of 08 ASOS Skirt Brian Henn Polyester-elastane, $47; asos.com. 03 of 08 Clover Canyon Dress Brian Henn Embroidered neoprene, $495; clovercanyon.com. 04 of 08 Donald J Pliner Clutch Brian Henn Embroidered satin, $225; donaldjpliner.com. 05 of 08 ML Monique Lhuillier Dress Brian Henn Embellished polyester crepe, $448; saksfifthavenue.com for stores. 06 of 08 Juicy Couture Pants Brian Henn Polyester-cotton jacquard, $178; juicycouture.com. 07 of 08 Kate Spade New York Coat Brian Henn Cotton-polyester, $785; at Kate Spade New York, 212-988-0259. 08 of 08 Joie Slippers Brian Henn Embroidered velvet, $235; zappos.com.