Runway Looks for Less: Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 RTW

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Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 RTW


Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 RTW | ELLE

Known for flirty and feminine, yet modern and trendy looks, Alice + Olivia is the go-to line for all things quirky and cute. Their garden party-inspired collection for Spring 2012 was filled with season-appropriate brights and pastels, mix-and-match separates and -- of course -- plenty of girly, fashion-forward looks.

Want to snag that quirky cute look for just a fraction of the price? Simply scroll on down to check out three budget-friendly interpretationsof looks from Alice + Olivia Spring 2012:

1. Prim & Polished

Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 RTW Look 1


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Colorblocking is still a hot trend and this look from Alice + Olivia showcases a subtle way to color block for summer. The textured mint green blouse, crisp light blue blazer and pleated yellow skirt all pair together perfectly for a flirty, yet polished look, while the coral mary jane pumps added a bright punch of color.

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Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 Inspired Look 1


Product Info: Blazer- Forever 21, Shirt- Topshop, Skirt- ASOS, Shoes- Zara

To recreate the Alice + Olivia outfit, pair a sleeveless mint-colored blouse with a pleated, high-waisted yellow skirt. A tailored chambray blazer keeps the look polished, while strappy coral sandals add a fun touch.

2. Peachy Keen

Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 RTW Look 2


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Designer Stacey Bendet created a stylish and work-appropriate outfit with this look, which pairs cropped peach trousers with a matching cardigan to create a modern, unstuffy version of a pantsuit. Accessorized with a pretty brooch, colorful belt and fun snake print shoes, this look is fun, fresh and fashion-forward.

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Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 Inspired Look 2


Product Info: Top- H&M, Pants- Topshop, Cardigan- Mango, Brooch- Fantasy Jewelry Box, Belt- ASOS, Shoes- DSW

Recreate this look by pairing cropped peach trousers with a lacy seafoam green top for a feminine look. Add a matching peach cardigan, then accessorize with a colorful brooch for some sparkle. Swap out the neutral-colored belt that comes with the pants for a bright coral one, which adds some much-needed contrast from all the pastel shades. Finally, some on-trend snake print platforms add edge to this sweet and girly look.

3. Abstract Pants

Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 RTW Look 3


Photo: ELLE

Printed pants are super trendy at the moment, and this look provides a stylish and simple example of how to wear these fashionable trousers. Here, the pants are paired with a neutral shell top and ankle-strap pumps, which allows the pants to be the true focus of the look. Finally, the oversized belt picks up on the orange hues found on the trousers.

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Alice + Olivia Spring 2012 Inspired Look 3


Product Info: Pants- Forever 21, Top- J. Crew, Belt- Mango, Shoes- Zara | Hair photo: ELLE

For this ensemble, look for printed pants that resemble the ones from Alice + Olivia -- these budget-friendly trousers from Forever 21 have a similar pattern and style. Add a lightweight sleeveless top for a low-key, yet put-together vibe. A wide belt in a pretty bright red hue cinches your waistline, while sleek white heels add polish. For the finishing touch, style your hair into a sock bun for an authentic Alice + Olivia-inspired look.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Alice + Olivia? Which look is your favorite? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which designers would you like to see featured here next? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!