Runway Looks for Less: Kate Spade Spring 2013 RTW

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Kate spade spring 2013

Kate Spade Spring 2013 RTW | ELLE

With its colorful, cute, and feminine aesthetic, Kate Spade is definitely a brand that thinks fashion should be fun. For their spring 2013 collection, creative director Deborah Lloyd went all out with bright colors, fun prints and ultra-girly looks. Needless to say, this collection has us longing for warm weather and cute outfits!

Want to get a Kate Spade-inspired look for a fraction of the price? Below, we've recreated three outfits from Kate Spade Spring '13. Scroll on down to check 'em out:

1. Hello Blossom

Kate spade spring 2013 look 1

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Who says you can't wear multiple brights at once? This look proves that incorporating four super-bright shades can look chic and polished. The key to this color-coordinated getup is the floral print skirt, which ties together all the shades found throughout the outfit.

Get the Look:

Kate spade spring 2013 outfit 1

Product Info: Jacket- Forever 21, Top- Old Navy, Pink Necklace- Nordstrom, Chain Necklace- Forever 21, Skirt- Forever 21, Bag- Puma, Shoes- Betsey Johnson

Snag this look for less by pairing a bright green tee with a spring-appropriate floral skirt. Blue sandals are perfect for warmer weather, while a brightly colored handbag matches the orange flowers found on the skirt. Next, layer a pink spiked collar necklace with a longer gold chain necklace. A pink tweed moto jacket adds the finishing touch.

2. Retro Rad

Kate spade spring 2013 look 2

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This trendy grid print was featured throughout Kate Spade's spring collection, but our favorite use of the pattern was in the cute and casual look pictured above. Not only does the pastel blouse help balance out the bold trousers, but we love the  '50s-inspired vibe of this ensemble.

Get the Look:

Kate spade spring 2013 outfit 2

Product Info: Top- Windsor, Earrings- C. Wonder, White Bracelet- Forever 21, Sunglasses- Mango, Trousers- Topshop, Gold Bracelet- Forever 21, Shoes-, Bag- Urban Outfitters

Recreate this outfit by pairing graphic black-and-white trousers with a mint green collared blouse. Cap-toe ballet flats keep the look casual, while cat-eye sunglasses add a retro flair. Accessorize with stud earrings as well as a few delicate bracelets. Grab a neutral-colored structured satchel to complete this look.

3. The Bright Stuff

Kate spade spring 2013 look 3

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Mixing patterns and colors is a fantastic way to amp up your style cred, and this look is a fab example of how to do both. The multi-colored tee, bracelet and handbag all go together, but not in a "matchy-matchy" type of way, while pairing the striped top with floral sandals is a subtle take on mixed prints.

Get the Look:

Kate spade spring 2013 outfit 3

Product Info: Bracelet- Max & Chloe, Top- People Tree, Hat- Swell, Skirt- ModCloth, Shoes- JCP, Bag- Kohl's

For a similar look, pair a multi-colored striped tee with a blue A-line skirt. Floral print sandals add a fun touch, while a bright yellow wristlet adds a dose of bold color. Last, but not least, a straw fedora and a statement-making bangle finish off this rainbow-like look.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Kate Spade? 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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