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Runway Looks for Less: Tracy Reese Fall 2012 RTW


Tracy Reese 2012 RTW
Tracy Reese Fall 2012 RTW | ELLE

The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisper and pumpkin-flavored goodies are everywhere, which can only mean one thing: fall is here!

At CF, fall and fashion go hand-in-hand, which is why we’ve been on the lookout for season-appropriate collections to feature on RLL.. and that’s just what we found for this installment. For her Fall 2012 collection, designer Tracy Reese created looks that were perfect for colder weather by incorporating cozy knits and chic layering mixed with interesting color combinations and pattern mixing. The overall effect is at once practical, fashion-forward and perfect for autumn.

Want to get that runway-ready look for a fraction of the price? Simply scroll on down to check out three stylish looks inspired by Tracy Reese Fall 2012 RTW:

1. Summer to Fall Transition

Photo: ELLE

This look from Tracy Reese proves that once fall hits, there’s no need to put away the colorful prints. Pairing a tropical print dress with a long-sleeved black top not only makes the dress work for autumn, but creates a stylish and chic look.

Get the Look:

Tracy Reese Fall 2012 RTW Inspired Outfit 1
Product Info: Dress- AX Paris, Top- Forever 21, Belt- Romwe, Bag- H&M, Head Wrap- Forever 21, Shoes-

Breathe new life into your favorite summer sundress by layering a simple black top underneath to create a fall-appropriate look. A matching green belt helps to define the waistline, while heeled boots add a chic touch. (Remember to add tights if it’s chilly!) Accessorize with a structured black handbag and trendy knitted head wrap for a stylish and polished look.

2. Autumn Hues

Photo: ELLE

If this look doesn’t scream “autumn,” then we don’t know what does. The orange and brown color palette is reminiscent of the gorgeous fall foliage, while the knitted sweater/skirt combo creates a stylish and cozy ensemble. By adding a trendy structured satchel and matching shoes, Reese creates a chic, collegiate-inspired look for the season.

Get the Look:

Tracy Reese Fall 2012 RTW Inspired Outfit 2
Product Info: Top- Target, Skirt- ModCloth, Bag- ASOS, Sunglasses-, Shoes- Swell

Recreate the designer look for less by pairing a comfy orange sweater with a fitted brown A-line skirt. Two-tone oxfords help keep the look casual, while a sturdy satchel is a practical and stylish way to tote heavy textbooks. Accessorize with rounded cat-eye sunnies and you’ll have a campus-ready outfit inspired by Tracy Reese Fall 2012.

3. Polished in Purple

Photo: ELLE

Reese played with patterns and colors with this look, which featured deep plum printed trousers paired with a shimmering light purple top. A peplum blazer gives the look a trendy vibe, while the embellishment on the blouse adds visual interest.

Get the Look:

Tracy Reese Fall 2012 RTW Inspired Outfit 3
Product Info: Pants- Mango, Top- Calvin Klein, Jacket- Kohl’s, Sunglasses- Topshop, Shoes- H&M, Necklace- Forever 21

For a similar look, start by pairing printed dark purple corduroy trousers with a sleeveless lilac top that has just a hint of shimmer. A sleek peplum blazer adds a trendy touch, while pointy-toe flats make this outfit perfect for daytime. A black teardrop statement necklace and oversized sunglasses add the finishing touches to this runway-inspired look.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of  Tracy Reese? 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!

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10 Responses to “Runway Looks for Less: Tracy Reese Fall 2012 RTW”

  1. 1
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I love that brown bag! so cute!

  2. 2
    October 3rd, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I love those prints, especially the first dress! I think the black and green are a great color combination.

  3. 3
    October 3rd, 2012 at 10:22 am

    The second look is Velma from Scooby Doo. I had to say it….

  4. 4
    October 3rd, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I love the second look, very inspired :)

  5. 5
    October 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    @Shelby Ha! I actually thought that too when I was putting this post together. At least it could double as a pretty stylish Halloween costume, right?

  6. 6
    October 3rd, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I love all the colours in the Elle autumn collection the burnt orange, plumb purples and vibrant greens. Can’t believe it’s nearly time to get my chunky jumpers out fall is one of my favourite times of year! I can’t wait to purchase some staple pieces that will see me through the season. A x

  7. 7
    October 3rd, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I love love love Tracy Reese’s FW 2012 line! She doesn’t shy away from bright colors and bold prints. I love the dress in outfit #1. It’s a great alternative that’ll work for fall and spring.

  8. 8
    October 6th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    So glad I’m not the only one who was thinking “VELMA!” with brown+orange combo haha. Great post!

  9. 9
    August 20th, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Looks 2 and 3 remind of Scooby-doo.Velma and Daphne

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