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Runway Looks for Less: Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 RTW


Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 RTW
Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 RTW | ELLE

Marc Jacobs is a perpetual fave here at CF and one of the reasons we love him is for his Marc by Marc Jacobs line. This lower-priced diffusion line not only makes snagging designer goods much more affordable, but includes some pretty adorable and covet-worthy items (like these earrings!).

However, the cost of rocking a head-to-toe Marc by Marc Jacobs ensemble is still out of reach for many college students. That’s why we’re here to help: simply scroll on down to check out three stylish interpretations of looks from the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 runway show:

1. Collegiate Chic

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Photo: ELLE

If you’re looking for a cozy, yet stylish outfit to wear this season, look no further than this Marc by Marc Jacobs look. Pairing an oversized sweater with a patterned skirt and flat boots creates a casual, yet put-together everyday ensemble.

Get the Look:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 inspired outfit 1
Product Info: Top- Mango, Skirt- ModCloth, Sunglasses- Madewell, Socks- Need Supply Co., Shoes- Target

Recreate the look above by pairing a dark gray sweater with a two-toned patterned skirt. Wedged ankle booties add a chic touch, while the red color of the socks creates a great contrast with the orange color from the skirt. Finish this look with a pair of oversized shades.

2. Cool-Weather Colorblocking

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 2
Photo: ELLE

The color-block trend is still holding strong, and this runway ensemble is a stylish example of how to rock this look for fall. The deep berry and tangerine hues create a fantastic combination, while a gray turtleneck layered underneath creates interest.

Get the Look:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 inspired outfit 2
Product Info: Top- Gap, Turtleneck- Mango, Necklace- Kohl’s, Skirt- Jane Norman, Shoes- Dorothy Perkins

Mimic the Marc by Marc Jacobs look by layering a dove gray turtleneck under a bright orange sweater. This jewel-toned skirt adds another dose of color, while a detachable collar gives the outfit a fashion-forward vibe. Comfortable, menswear-inspired oxfords complete this runway-inspired look.

3. Casual Classics

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Photo: ELLE

This look from Marc by Marc Jacobs pairs several classic elements — a white button-up, black trousers, and a plaid coat — to create a timeless outfit with a modern twist. Additions like a waist-cinching belt and flat boots add a fashion-forward vibe, making this a practical and stylish outfit idea for autumn.

Get the Look:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 inspired outfit 3
Product Info: Coat- Buckle, Belt- Forever 21, Top- H&M, Bag- DSW, Shoes- GoJane, Socks- Aerie, Pants- Kohl’s

For a similar look, start by pairing a classic white button-up with a pair of comfy black jeggings. Layer on a cozy plaid coat, then define your waistline with a wide belt. Add a pair of lace-up black combat boots, knitted gray socks, and a sturdy top-handle bag to complete this stylish fall outfit.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Marc Jacobs’ designs? 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 us know what you think!

Posted on on October 17, 2012 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , ,

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7 Responses to “Runway Looks for Less: Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 RTW”

  1. 1
    October 17th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Aaaaa this is so cute! I literally want every single item on the page. I also want to sip pumpkin spice lattes while wearing the first one to study in the corner of a coffee shop. Is that too specific? Haha

  2. 2
    October 17th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    just goes to show you that you don’t need to spend a lot to look amazing!

  3. 3
    October 17th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Marc jacobs is amazing. Love the third and 2nd.

  4. 4
    October 17th, 2012 at 11:06 pm


  5. 5
    October 18th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Not a fan of any of the outfits….not my style!
    this is what i like about college fashion!
    you guys cater to almost every style out there….it might not be everyone’s cup of tea but it always appeals to some and you reach a broader style demographic

  6. 6
    October 18th, 2012 at 1:46 am

    This is great! Your looks are so much like the runway looks!

  7. 7
    October 18th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    I love number 2…because it is orange and maroon, just like my school’s colors! Seriously though, it’s one of my favorite combinations for fall. I’ve been stocking up since both colors are á la mode again!

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