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Runway Looks for Less: Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW


Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW
Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW | ELLE

When it comes to choosing designers to feature on our Runway Looks for Less column, we tend to look for collections that are not only chic and fashion-forward, but also practical and accessible for the average college student.

That’s why designer Jenni Kayne‘s Fall 2012 collection is this week’s pick: it features lots of trends — such as faux fur, leather, neon, and menswear-inspired pieces — styled in totally wearable ways. And if you want to snag a designer-worthy look for a fraction of the price, just scroll on down to check out three budget-friendly outfits inspired by Jenni Kayne Fall 2012:

1. Neon & Faux Fur

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Look 1
Photo: ELLE

Neon isn’t going anywhere for winter, and this look from Jenni Kayne pairs highlighter yellow trousers with a taupe sweater to create a bold, yet cozy outfit. A faux fur hat is the perfect accessory to complement this look, as it’s not only super-trendy, but also super-practical when the temperature starts to drop.

Get the Look:

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Outfit 1
Product Info: Hat- ASOS, Sweater- Mango, Pants- Delia’s, Sunglasses- American Apparel, Shoes- Gap

Recreate the look above by pairing a neutral-colored cable knit sweater with some statement-making neon yellow skinny jeans. Keep the look casual with a pair of smoking slippers – these ones have trendy neon trim for extra pop. Add some fashion-forward flair with a faux fur hat, then finish with a pair of sunnies for a trendy, yet low-key autumn outfit.

2. A Fresh Take on Menswear

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Look 2
Photo: ELLE

Menswear-inspired coats and blazers have been popping up in stores everywhere lately and this look is a fantastic example of how to wear one for fall. Pairing the slightly oversized bouclé jacket with a turtleneck and rust-colored shorts creates a sleek and classic outfit with a fashionable twist.

Get the Look:

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Outfit 2
Product Info: Coat- ASOS, Top- Forever 21, Shoes- Zappos, Shorts- River Island

For a similar look, tuck a cream-colored turtleneck sweater into a pair of high-waisted shorts. Add an oversized gray-and-black coat to create a cozy and comfortable vibe. Finish this look with a pair of menswear-inspired snake print loafers. Also, if you live in a chilly climate, feel free to add tights, knee-high socks or whichever type of legwear you prefer!

3. Understated Glam

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Look 3
Photo: ELLE

Faux leather has gone beyond jackets, boots and handbags this season and can be found in unconventional pieces, as shown in the above look. Here, Jenni Kayne paired a leather shell top with navy trousers and an oversized gray blazer. The overall effect is trendy and polished, with a soft, effortlessly glamorous vibe.

Get the Look:

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Outfit 3
Product Info: Top-, Jeans- Mango, Blazer- Urban Outfitters, Shoes- Zappos

To get this look, start with a pair of your favorite dark wash jeans, then add an on-trend faux leather top. Layer on a crisp, tailored gray blazer for contrast. For the finishing touch, add a subtle pop of color with teal pointy-toe pumps.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Jenni Kayne? Which look is your favorite? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which designers would you like to see featured here next? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

Posted on on November 14, 2012 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , ,

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6 Responses to “Runway Looks for Less: Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW”

  1. 1
    November 14th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Love this site! <3

  2. 2
    November 14th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    i found another faux fur hat that works perfectly for this look!

  3. 3
    November 14th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    lovely style!

  4. 4
    November 14th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Love these looks! Oh I can’t pick a favorite there all chic and unconventional in their own unconventional way! Great post!

  5. 5
    November 14th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I like the combination of the top and Jacket

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