When Girlfriends was taken off the off the air, I was distraught. In part because there were no longer any of shows reflecting that women of color could most certainly get along without all the neck-rolling, baby mama drama and petty fights that are now so prevalent when we’re on the small screen.
But mostly, because we wouldn’t be able to see Joan’s, I mean, Tracee Ellis Ross’ commanding style. Though she has held us over with her fab red carpet appearances and outings, fans of her style can now get their weekly fashion fix on her new show Reed Between The Lines which airs Tuesdays at 10PM on BET.
What the show lacks in plot lines, it makes up for it with Tracee’s character Carla’s stylish picks.
Here are five reasons we can’t get enough:
1. She Embraces Her Curves
Tracee has body for days and she tastefully embraces that with clothing the highlights the best parts of her in a classy manner. Pencil skirts, shift dresses, well tailored blazers, the way Tracee dresses on-set isn’t much different then how she’s spotted off screen because it works.
2. Curls, Curls, Curls
Second only to Tracee’s body is her curls. She makes a chick want to embrace her natural curl pattern. Will it look like Tracee’s? Possibly or maybe not, either way, she makes you want to explore the options.
3. She Has Fun With Color
Tracee plays up her super feminine shape on the show with equally feminine elements. Lots of silk or texture to show she enjoys being– and dressing– like a women. It’s a refreshing to change to see a women turn to bright colors and prints without looking tacky or juvenile.
4. She Knows Professional Doesn’t Mean Stuffy
Tracee shows us that you can be corporate and still have a lot of fun with your wardrobe. Tracee isn’t afraid to sport a mean pump or rock a demure cami under a suit jacket. She never does too much, but just enough when it comes to her professional look.
5. She Believes in Luxe For Less
One of the absolute best things about the show is that Tracee watches along with the viewers pointing out the luxe for less pieces on the show on her Twitter page. Her character mixes ZARA with H&M and L.A.M.B and it all looks expensive without breaking the bank.
What say you, ladies? Is Tracee’s style the reason you tune into the show? Are you loving her character’s style? What do you think of the show?
See some of Tracee’s best looks on and off the screen below: