Runway Looks for Less: House of Holland Fall 2011

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House of Holland Purple Midi Skirt with yellow tee

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House of Holland Plaid Pants with tee Shirt
House of Holland Pink Look

House of Holland is a United Kingdom-based brand designed by Henry Holland. According to their website, "The House of Holland girl is cool, confident, savvy and wears labels without letting them wear her." Holland's designs are known for oozing a certain youthfulness through the use of candy-colored tweeds, school-girl socks and quirky prints. The looks are playful with a hint of refinement.

This fall, House of Holland didn't focus on the typical fall color spectrum but instead branched out by filling the runways with bright oranges, cobalt blues, radiant greens and glowing yellows - all mixed up with a bit of whimsy.

Want to get House of Holland's brightly-colored fall 2011 looks for less? Check out the three looks below.

Look #1: Soda Pop Orange with Cobalt Blue

House of Holland Orange dress with multi color jacket

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This House of Holland look is an explosion of color and pattern. From the striped socks to the orange dress to the multi-colored scarf, Holland keeps your eyes busy with this look. This ensemble would be the perfect way to bring some pizazz to your campus on a dreary autumn day.

Getting the Look

House of Holland Look #2

{Dress, Scarf, Bag, Shoes, Blazer, Belt}

I started this look with a bright orange dress in a classic shape. To add the cobalt blue, I paired the orange dress with a blue blazer. I then tied the two pieces together with a multi-colored floral scarf. Next, add a little funk to this sweet look with a pair of leopard print heels. Accentuate your waist with a metallic gold belt and finish the look off with a basic cross-body bag. This outfit would be perfect for a dinner date when the leaves start changing.

Look #2: Funk Up Your T-Shirt

House of Holland Tee with Leopard print skirt

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Here, Holland creates a look that's a cross between sugar and spice. The leopard print accents give off the perfect amount of sass while the purple striped socks add a sweet schoolgirl twist. Holland manages to take a basic tee and turn it into a fabulous ensemble - something you can definitely recreate on campus!

Getting the Look

Outfit inspired by House of Holland Fall 2011 - animal print skirt, tee shirt, navy blazer, brown accessories

{T-shirt, Blazer, Lipstick, Skirt, Flats, Bag, Bracelet}

Start off with a basic tee, whether it's a band tee or a funky vintage tee. (This look is perfect for dressing up that Fashion's Night Out tee you got last Thursday!) Pair your tee with a navy blazer. Add the spice with an animal print skirt and leopard bangle. Since the skirt is so bold, keep your shoes basic with simple brown flats. Finish it off with a brown lock bag. This outfit is a perfect spicy school outfit as-is, or switch the flats for heels and smear on a red lip for a fun night out look.

Look #3: Mixing Colors

House of Holland Orange sweater with yellow orange pants

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It's amazing how House of Holland can take a basic structured outfit, like a sweater over a button down with tweed pants, and make it whimsical. I love this look for a day spent shopping or lunching with the girls.

Getting the Look

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{Sweater, Belt, Blouse, Pants, Shoes}

Recreate this look with a patterned, collared blouse - I chose this floral blouse and layered it under an orange knit sweater. Add another splash of color with yellow pants. Finally, add some edge with a leopard print belt and finish off the look with brown oxfords.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of these House of Holland looks? What do you think of Holland's use of color? Which designer collections are you dying to see recreated next? Tell us with a comment!

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