(Jordana Brewster, Reese Witherspoon, Miranda Kerr) Once upon a time, luxurious brocades were reserved for royalty. Today, however, celebs are smartly mixing the lustrous fabric into everyday wear. Be it a pencil skirt or a blazer, we gathered our favorite freshly modern jacquard looks from the sidewalk and the red carpet. Take a look, you may be surprised by just how versatile the textile it is.
Brocade for the Office
Jordana Brewster's blousy pink tank looked elegant yet office appropriate with her knee-length pencil skirt. Try this with a silky button-up or even a chambray shirt for contrast.
Brocade for a Lunch Date
We loved Jamie Chung's ultra-casual approach to the red carpet in a pair of torn jean shorts and taupe ankle-boots. A cutout top added an edge to the statement patterned blazer, perfect for a stylish day of shopping or a lunch rendezvous.
Brocade for a Cocktail Party
Reese Witherspoon's Antonio Berardi dress at the Pirch store launch was a refreshing replacement for the old LBD. It was classic in cut but had a stop-and-stare color and sheen.
Brocade for a Dinner Date
When it comes to date night, no one is a better source of inspiration than Miranda Kerr. Just look at this Proenza Schouler mini and sheer black blouse combo! Sexy and sophisticated all wrapped up into one.
Brocade for a Fancy Business Function
Whether it's a work dinner, posh business meeting or a charity gala, a charming pantsuit like Vanessa Hudgens' will fit the bill. We love to see this tailored classic in such a glamorous fabric.
Brocade for a Friend's Dinner Party
Kirsten Dunst's Stella McCartney short suit had a cute vintage vibe with a bold high-fashion effect, just the sort of playful look your girlfriends will appreciate.