Celebrity stylist and designer Rachel Zoe managed to pleasantly surprise her fans with her latest resort 2012 fashion collection as versatility took again center stage in an attempt to recreate the perfect day to evening chic outfits that can be dressed up or dressed down to suit your personality and style without too much effort.

Rachel Zoe opted for luxurious fabrics, fabulous tailoring and textures for her resort collection, and drew inspiration for her designs from her fall/winter concept, the Parisian chic girl, the uptown and down town girl, adapting that chicness to the new resort wear, by introducing more transitional fabrics and more colors mixed with the timeless black and white.

Rachel Zoe’s style is flawless and her personality can be traced back to each and every piece featured in the collection. The fashion icon wanted her collection to be super versatile and suit various body types and it seems that her efforts paid off as the designs can be worn in different ways, enabling you to make any outfit look your own.

Mrs. Zoe also accentuates the new season must haves that will definitely make heads turn. Maxi dresses and maxi skirts featuring a sexy high slit on the side is a piece that the designer calls ‘kind of the new wide leg jean’, a vintage piece that couldn’t look hotter these days. The goal was for people to discover how to wear the maxi as it can be paired with a simple top, a cool jacket, a T-shirt or a blouse, stylish flats or sexy pumps and still look super hot. It seems that it’s exactly the versatility of this maxi that made Zoe fall in love with it as she says she’s been wearing the trend since she was 13 and she’s still not tired of it.

The designer created various tops to go with the new must have maxi skirt but she also turned towards maxi dresses that look super chic and that can attract attention like a magnet. The collection also features gorgeous safari pieces, shorts, 70s dresses, tuxedo suits, flirty jumpsuits as well as party dresses that look super classy and luxurious.

The casual touches are given by the knits featured, both chunky and more delicate, so they can be paired with the right outfit for a cooler, casual look or a more delicate appearance. Check out the gorgeous resort collection signed Rachel Zoe and pick your new season favorites!

Rachel Zoe Resort 2012 Fashion Collection Rachel Zoe Resort 2012 Fashion Collection

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