Runway Looks for Less: Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW

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Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW


Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW | ELLE

As is customary for spring, designers played with bright colors and pastel shades this season. However, none blended the two quite as perfectly as Jill Stuart did in her Spring 2012 collection. From soft peach and mint to bright tangerine and citron yellow, Stuart included a rainbow of different colors, with each look channeling her signature feminine, yet tailored vibe.

If you want to get that runway-ready look for a fraction of the price, we've got you covered. We've put together three super-stylish and budget-friendly interpretations of looks from Jill Stuart's Spring 2012 collection -- just scroll on down to check 'em out:

1. Mellow Yellow

Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW Look 1


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Jill Stuart paired a muted peach frock with a punchy yellow coat for a look that was equal parts feminine and bold. The '60s-style trench, Peter Pan collar detail, graphic polka dots and chiffon skirt all worked together perfectly to create breezy, yet structured aesthetic.

Get the Look:

Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW Inspired Outfit 1


Product Info: Coat- Old Navy, Dress- ModCloth, Belt- Nordstrom, Shoes- ASOS, Bag- ASOS, Earrings- Kate Spade

For this look, pair a pretty peach dress with a colorful belt, then layer on a lightweight yellow trench. Next, add a pair of circular yellow stud earrings, which mimic the dot pattern on the original Jill Stuart dress. Accessorize with some blush-colored t-strap flats, a matching envelope clutch and - voilà! - you have an adorable and comfortable transitional springtime look.

2. Suit Up

Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW Look 2


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Short suits are über trendy at the moment, and Jill Stuart created a fresh, modern take on the trend by mixing and matching several bright colors. The coral suit looked amazing mixed with a turquoise-trimmed blouse, while tangerine-hued platforms added a surprisingly chic pop of color.

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Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW Inspired Outfit 2


Product Info: Necklace- Macy's, Suit- Nasty Gal, Blouse- Forever 21, Bag- Old Navy, Sandals- Tobi

Mimic this look by finding a colorful short suit -- this coral suit from Nasty Gal is nearly identical to the Jill Stuart one -- then add a printed blouse in a soft pink shade. A turquoise bib necklace mimics the look of a collar, while tangerine sandals add another shot of color. For the finishing touch, add a simple tan crossbody bag. This would be a fun and trendy look for a party or another event where you need to dress up.

3. Minty Fresh

Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW Look 3


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Mint is one of spring's hottest hues and this look from Jill Stuart proves just how chic and versatile this color can be. The color-blocked dress features a low-cut top and sheer skirt, which looks sleek and sexy without being too provocative.

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Jill Stuart Spring 2012 RTW Inspired Outfit 3


Product Info: Tank- Topshop, Skirt- Threadsence, Watch- ASOS, Earrings- Max & Chloe, Bag- Gap, Sandals- Rocket Dog

For a similar look, pair a mint green tank with a pleated maxi skirt, then add a pair of simple wedge sandals. A straw clutch and leather-strap watch give the outfit an earthy vibe, while the gold leaf earrings pick up on the mint color. This look would be perfect for any casual get-together during the spring or summer.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Jill Stuart? 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!