Someone Please Give Tracee Ellis Ross an Award For All Her Major Style Moments in 2017
In case you haven't noticed, Tracee Ellis Ross had a freaking great year in fashion. She first caught our attention at the 2017 Golden Globes with her rings and fierce red carpet poses, and from that moment on, it seemed the fashion girl in her took over. She followed up with more impressive outfits, including this stunning Chanel feathered ensemble, and launched a limited-edition holiday capsule with JCPenney. Tracee even has an ongoing hashtag (#thegirlwholovestoshop) to track her outfit photos on the 'gram. If that's not a sign that she's a true fashion girl, we don't know what is.
Of course, Tracee works with stylist Karla Welch on coming up with some of the looks we've seen, but we don't doubt the star's own fashion expertise. Tracee has styled herself on several occasions, and really, no one can teach Tracee how to pose for the camera. She's got that down to an exact science. If you're not sure what we mean, read on to see the star's major style moments from this year and the lessons we've learned from her.
You Can Wear a Sheer Dress at Any Age
Tracee is 45 and looks damn good.
When Everyone's Wearing Neutral Tones, Stand Out in Color
Tracee wore a Rosie Assoulin dress with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
Don't Be Afraid to Strike a Pose Anywhere, Anytime
This is Tracee's photo mantra.
Use Your Style to Make a Political or Personal Statement
Tracee wore this purple sweater on #SpiritDay on Oct. 19, 2017 to take a stand against bullying.
Tracee Does This All the Time
She wore a shirt that said "Liberated Woman."
Don't Be Afraid to Mix Prints and Patterns
Tracee combined florals with polka dots at a dinner in April 2017.
If You Need Good Lighting, Find a Window and Pose
You won't ever be disappointed by the results.
You Are Your Own Stylist
Tracee styled this impeccable outfit all on her own.
To Pull Off the "Candid" Street Style Shot, Look at Your Phone and Walk Forward
Tracee attended Fall '17 Paris Fashion Week.
Colorblocking Is an Art Form, So Do It Often
She pulled it off in pink, lavender, and purple.
Don't Worry About Overpacking — You're a Fashion Girl
Tracee isn't apologetic about her many suitcases.
Find the Most Unexpected Places to Take Your #OOTD Snap
Like your kitchen counter.
Look For Special Elements That Make Your Outfit Look Unique — Like Feathers and Sequins
Tracee attended the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 wearing Jenny Packham.
Hands on the Hips Is an Overrated Pose on the Red Carpet, So Try This Instead
Tracee wore a Yanina Spring '17 couture sheer gown to the 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party.
Don't Hide Your Accessories, Show Them Off
Tracee won the 2017 Annual Golden Globe Awards red carpet with her Zuhair Murad dress, jewels, and poses.
Heels Give the Illusion of Longer Legs When You're in a Swimsuit
Wear Your Favorite Color From Head to Toe
Tracee wore all orange to a talk on June 2017.
Take a Selfie When You're Feeling Good About Your Outfit
Tracee wore a beautiful sequined Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress.
Don't Take Your Selfies Too Seriously
Be silly and stick your tongue out or give a peace sign.
Every Girl Needs a Pair of Thigh-High Boots
Bonus points if they're from Yeezy.
Wear Primary Colors Together Like Blue and Red
Tracee wore an eye-catching blue Prabal Gurung dress and red heels to a party in October 2017.
Turn a Party Dress Into a Daytime Look With Sneakers
FYI: this dress was designed by Tracee in collaboration with JCPenney.
Match Your Outfit to Your Surroundings
Tracee wore Comme Des Garçons to the 2017 Met Gala.
Find Your Statement Jewelry and Wear It
Tracee loves oversize earrings.
To Pose With a Wall, Lean Against It Casually
Just in case you were wondering.
Connect With Those You Admire in Fashion
Tracee and Diane von Furstenberg had a sweet moment during the DVF Awards in April 2017.