Runway Looks for Less: Rachel Zoe Fall 2011

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Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe has been a style inspiration for years now, thanks to her relationships with fashion icons like Nicole Richie and, most recently, her reality show, The Rachel Zoe Project. So it came as no surprise that her eponymous fashion line was just as stylish and inspiring. And the line's Fall 2011 collection certainly did not disappoint.

Rachel Zoe's Fall 2011 collection was full of classic tailored pieces, one-of-a-kind outwear and luxurious faux furs. Zoe described the collection as "seventies uberboho-glam," and while she absolutely nailed this style, our favorite aspect of the collection is that it is composed of relatively simple, stylish pieces that can work in any girl's wardrobe.

Check out our recreation of three Rachel Zoe Fall 2011 looks:

Look #1: California Cool

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Dressing for class as a student can be difficult. You want to be casual, cute and comfortable, yet still stylish. This first look by Rachel Zoe would be a super stylish option for class, or just a great look for a day of shopping with friends over break.

Getting the Look

Rachel Zoe fall 2011 outfit 1: Fur vest, blouse, skinny jeans, wedge booties

{Blouse, Vest, Pants, Boots, Bag, Scarf, Necklace}

To recreate this chic daytime ensemble, start with a white pussy bow blouse, add your favorite dark wash jeans, and layer on a light faux fur vest. For accessories, add a white bag and a leaf chain necklace, plus a cream fringe scarf for warmth and style. Finish the look off with a pair of brown booties and add your winter coat on top. (This white peacoat would look great with the outfit!)

Look #2: Blackout

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Black and white may seem boring to some, but this ensemble makes the combo look super chic and modern. This outfit is the perfect combination of sophistication and fun - the simple shorts and pussy bow blouse give it a relaxed feel while the sequined cardigan and black booties spice it up.

Getting the Look

Rachel Zoe fall 2011 outfit 2: Black shorts, tights, blazer, cape coat, shiny cardigan

{Blouse, Cardigan, Cape, Shorts, Tights, Bracelet, Booties}

Begin creating the look with some black shorts and a black pussy bow blouse, and add some spice with a gold sequin cardigan. Accessorize with a gold and black wrapped bracelet and suede black booties, and cover those legs with black opaque tights.

While Zoe's original look is extremely stylish, it's admittedly a bit impractical for the winter. So to add some warmth (and a pop of color), I paired the look with a bright red cape. With the addition of the cape, the look is casual enough to be worn to class (switch the booties for knee-high flat boots) yet polished enough to be worn to dinner with the family.

Look #3: Military Night Out

Rachel Zoe Look 3

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For most college girls, going out on Friday and Saturday is like walking the runway: It's your chance to get all dressed up and rock your favorite pieces. But after a few nights out, you'll probably begin to notice a "going out uniform" - most girls reach for either tight dresses or skinny-jeans-and-a-cute-top. It definitely starts to get boring!

This Rachel Zoe look is an unexpected yet stylish ensemble that's perfect for a night on the town. The all black is edgy and sophisticated, while the military jacket is both functional and chic. This look would be a bold, unboring choice for any Friday or Saturday night.

Getting the Look

Rachel Zoe fall 2011 outfit 3: Military jacket, skirt, patterned tights, red statement bag

{Jacket, Bag, Skirt, Tights, Lipstick, Heels}

Start this look off with a black military-style jacket worn as a top. Pair it with a lacy, tiered black skirt. For warmth and style, add a pair of black lace tights. Accessorize with a bright red bag and simple black mary jane pumps. Smear on a red lip and you'll be ready for a night on the town!

What do you think?

Which look would you be most likely to wear? Are you a fan of Rachel Zoe's collection? What other designer looks would you like to see recreated?

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