Tracy Reese Fall 2012 Collection Review: ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’

February 22, 2012  |  
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Fall – the favorite season of many fashionsitas  – is getting revamped thanks to Tracy Reese. The traditional dark color palette reserved for the season is updated by incorporating bright hues into the mix. Colors like orange, yellow, and many shades of purple were not only used as pops of color, but they also comprised entire outfits. Reese does a lot within this collection. For instance, she combines current trends into one look – color blocking and mixed prints – sticks to what she knows with lots of dainty dresses, and updates classic pairings like a t-shirt and skirt. 

Reese’s collection is busy (in a good way), refreshing and holds on tight to color. If you’re a woman who has places to go and people to see, then click “Next” and check out some of the ensembles that Reese has created with you in mind.

Dainty Dresses

A Tracy Reese collection would not be complete without an abundance of dresses in varying silhouettes. With classic shift, a-line, and peplum options there’s a design for everyone’s personal style and body type. The fact that they come in bright colors and unique prints are just an added bonus.

Mixing and Matching

The color blocking and mixed prints trends combine gorgeously on the runway. Sometimes layering can result in a bulky mess, but Reese uses fabrics like silk and cotton that keep her looks sleek in a way. The playfulness of these looks is so fresh and a brillant way to transition these trends into fall.

Coats with the Fur

These coats trimmed in fur will work well as temperatures drop and will transition seamlessly into winter. Aside from the various colors, the coats differ in their closing mechanisms. The yellow closes via belt, the orange number buttons closed, and the black coat appears to zip shut. Again and again, Reese proves having variety in her collections is quite important.

T-Shirts and Mini Skirts

This relaxed combination is anything but basic because of bold prints like jacquard and floral, and flecks of metallic gold. The skirts will show off its wearer’s legs because of their high hemlines and the tee shirts can be dressed up or down.

Chunky Sweaters

Sweaters for fall, groundbreaking, right? Not. Still, Reese makes this staple wardrobe piece her own by playing with neckline height and varying degrees of slouch.  These sweaters – like many pieces in the collection – are both functional and wearable.

Metallic Gold 

The metallic trend has been around for a few seasons now, but Reese manages to make it look new again. She accomplishes this by using it as accents, embellishments and as a part of the color palette throughout the entire collection. Bags, shoes, and wardrobe all receive a touch of gold.

Relaxed and Tailored Pants

Last season, Reese was all about the tailored pant. For this collection she includes a few tailored options, but a more relaxed fit with front pleats is more common. She creates some neutral options, but as with everything else, the ones saturated in color and subtle print are far more interesting.


The main accessories that stuck out were the felt trucker hats that coordinated with each model’s outfit and the large futuristic sunglasses. They both added a playful spin on each look they accompanied. Sometimes fashion designers and those in the industry can take fashion a bit too seriously, but with these accessories and the entire collection Reese gets back to what fashion should be: fun.

What are your thoughts on Tracy Reese’s latest collection? Do you see yourself wearing any of these pieces?

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