Runway Looks for Less: Tibi Spring 2013 RTW

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Tibi spring 2013 rtw

Tibi Spring 2013 RTW | ELLE

Tibi's Spring 2013 show could be described as simplicity at its best. The design house paired classic wardrobe staples with a few trendy pieces to create sleek, minimalist looks that are perfect for spring.

Want to snag a runway-worthy look for just a fraction of the price? Simply scroll on down to check out three budget-friendly outfits inspired by Tibi Spring 2013:

1. Back to Basics

Tibi spring 2013 rtw look 1

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We're big fans of vests here at CF, so we especially love how Tibi designer Amy Smilovic incorporated several denim vests into her Spring 2013 show. Pairing an oversized vest with a black skirt and white top creates a simple, yet stylish look that can be worn year-round.

Get the Look:

Tibi spring 2013 inspired outfit 1

Product Info: Top- Sierra Trading Post, Vest- American Apparel, Skirt- Nordstrom, Shoes-

Recreate this look by pairing a white long-sleeved top with a simple black skater skirt. Throw a light-wash denim vest over the top to create an effortlessly cool look. For the finishing touch, add a pair of taupe-colored ankle booties.

2. Printed Polish

Tibi spring 2013 rtw look 2

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In this look, a pretty printed dress is paired with a collarless jacket for an easygoing, yet chic outfit. Styling a bold, "look-at-me" print with neutral pieces not only creates balance, but allows the dress to be the true focus of the look.

Get the Look:

Tibi spring 2013 inspired outfit 2

Product Info: Dress- Macy's, Shoes- Zara, Jacket- Forever 21 | Hair Photo: ELLE

For a similar ensemble, start with an abstract print dress that has a similar shape and coloring to the one from Tibi. Add polish by layering on a collarless black jacket, then grab a pair of pointy-toe pumps to continue that put-together vibe. Finally, if you want an authentic, runway-inspired look, style your hair into a super-straight, center-parted 'do, just like the model in the photo above.

3. Black & White

Tibi spring 2013 rtw look 3

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A few weeks ago, we talked about Spring's black and white fashion trend, and the above look is an easy, yet fashion-forward way to rock this look. The black and white cropped tuxedo trousers give this outfit a menswear-inspired vibe that's perfectly balanced by a modern cut-out blouse and sleek sandals.

Get the Look:

Tibi spring 2013 inspired outfit 3

Product Info: Pants- Mango, Top- Express, Shoes- H&M, Nail Polish- Essie's "Marshmallow"

For our final look, start with a pair of white and black tuxedo-style trousers. Grab a black blouse with feminine lace detailing around the sleeves and collar. Next, add a pair of fashion-forward ankle cuff sandals. Last but not least, paint your nails a bright white shade to mimic the look seen at Tibi Spring 2013.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Tibi? 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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