"I see Tracee Ellis Ross as my big fashion sister - so I decided to dress like her for a day"


Tracee Ellis Ross. We all adore her, absolutely!

Whether it's her quirky, funny personality as Rainbow Johnson on Blackish, or her amazing energy as a host at the American Music Awards, we can't help but swoon every time we see her.

One thing I know for sure: her fashion sense rocks, so I thought it's only right that I use her most iconic looks and recreate her style. 

READ MORE: I tried incorporating animal print into my wardrobe - and it was (almost) a disaster 

I have to start by saying: this was not easy. How can I, a mere mortal, imitate a style goddess, who invents colours we never knew existed or could be mixed until she wore them; and who oozes drama and simplicity at the same time?

I soldiered from store to store, trying to find the right clothes to embody Tracee. "Think bright and bold colours; flowy dresses, and neon," I told myself. 

It took me quite a while but once I got into the hang of it, I had so much fun. Who knew that dressing up in so many vibrant colours would make me feel so alive? Tracee knew.

She's known all along. 

 READ MORE: "If a princess like Kate Middleton can re-wear her clothes, I think we all can!" - Tracee Ellis Ross 

'Rainbow-colours' Johnson

Her fictional name is not a coincidence. A lot of Tracee's outfits are remembered for their bold colours, so I gave a few outfits a shot. 

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Green with envy

Because Tracee wears a lot of designer clothes, I thought I should find items that won't dent the wallet. The skirt is R899 at YDE.

When I saw the top with flare sleeves, it reminded me of Sabrina Claudio's top in one of her music videos, so I went for it. 

Red jumpsuit

Slit jumpsuit - R1 299 

READ MORE: "I'm a tomboy and ditched my baggy sweaters and plain jeans for Instagram-inspired looks" 

A bit of drama... 

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VIOLET ~ shot by @yemchuk #tbt

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The yellow dress

This yellow dress is R899 at YDE. 

READ MORE: PICS: Best dressed celebs turned the red carpet into millennial pink at the Emmys 2018 

Casually casual

Tracee also happens to be the Queen of Effortless. See me trying to channel her nonchalance?

READ MORE: Lady Gaga wore an oversized suit that made her feel like a superhero 
Stripped jumpsuit

The striped jumpsuit is R899 at YDE.

Stripped red pants

The striped bow slides are R659 at Zara

What's Tracee Ellis fashion without a bit of fun?

I have NEVER worn animal print, but she posted a picture of herself in a full leopard print ensemble and captioned it 'doing the most', so the most is what I did - or tried to do. 

Leopard print blazer

The leopard print blazer is R899 at Zara. 

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