Runway Looks for Less: BLUGIRL Fall 2011

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Blugirl fur sweater with coral vest

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Blugirl military green with leopard print scarf
Blugirl yellow leopard print dress

Blugirl is the junior version of designer Anna Molinari's original label Blumarine. Like Blumarine, the Blugirl line has a feminine feel, featuring baby-doll shapes, classic staples with girly twists, chiffon and fur shrugs. The line is described as embracing "an original mix of modern sensuality and non-conformist femininity" according to the brand's site.

This season, Blugirl incorporated many fall trends but added a Blugirl twist with classic styling, feminine details and dainty pieces. Blugirl's fall collection, with its Gossip Girl-meets-classic feel, can be worn all over town this fall.

Want Blugirl's feminine looks? Check out our three cost-efficient recreations: 

Look #1: Neutrals with a Coral Twist

Blugirl Coral and Tan look

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Some people are apprehensive about wearing beiges, tans, and creams in the fall and winter. But with this look, Blugirl shows us how chic and stylish the colors can look, especially when paired with brights, like this warm coral hue. (Remember summer's neutrals + neon trend? This is the fall version.)

Getting the Look

Blugirl outfit 1: Light pink dress, collar, stockings, pink gloves and belt

{Dress, Collar, Hat, Belt, Bag, Heels, Socks, Gloves, Bracelet}

To recreate this outfit, I started with the dress, opting for a midi length beige dress in a form fitting yet classic shape. To get the detailed collar seen in the Blugirl look, I added a trendy detachable collar. I then added the pops of coral with a belt and gloves. For a bag, I chose a classic brown cross-body bag with fringe detailing. I then added heeled lace oxfords and paired them with cream ankle socks. Top the look off with a tan cloche and a simple jeweled bracelet.

Look #2: Classic Glamour

Blugirl black fur vest with hat

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This look oozes classic, old-school glamour - the gloves, pencil skirt and mary janes make it classic, while the fur vest and gold clutch add a healthy dose of drama. This outfit screams Blair Waldorf to me - it's classic without being stuffy.

Getting the Look

Blugirl outfit 2: Beige turtleneck, fur vest, black pencil skirt

{Turtle Neck, Vest, Skirt, Hat, Gloves, Socks, Heels}

Start building this outfit with a cream turtle neck and pair it with a black pencil skirt. To add youth and glamour, throw on a black fur vest. For shoes, I chose black heeled mary janes paired with sheer, dotted socks. Finish off the look with a black and white cloche and black gloves.

This look would be perfect for an internship or a formal event. Feel free to add your own twist with a bold necklace or switch the mary janes for edgy platforms.

Look #3: Color Burst

Blugirl pink, blue and yellow look

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I love this look because it feels bright and flirty, yet is still perfect for the fall. With this look, Blugirl shows us how easy it is to wear bright colors year round - the color blocking makes it trendy yet the shapes maintain some classic appeal.

Getting the Look

Blugirl outfit 3: Yellow pencil skirt, blue top, pink blazer, multi-colored accessories

{Top, Blazer, Necklace, Skirt, Belt, Diamond Bracelet, Studded Bracelet, Bag, Heels, Socks}

Start creating this colorful ensemble with the blue turtle neck - here, I paired it with a bright yellow skirt and a pink blazer. Next, continue to work these three colors into the look with accessories. For pink, I added a skinny pink belt and bright pink cross strap heels. For blue, I found a black and blue collar necklace and cobalt clutch. For yellow, I added two yellow wrap bracelets. Finish the look off with the grey ankle socks for a classic, yet feminine touch.

Your thoughts?

What were you favorite looks in the Blugirl Fall 2011 collection? Which look do you plan on trying? What designer would you love to see featured next? Leave a comment and let me know.

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