Runway Looks for Less: Mara Hoffman Spring 2013 RTW

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Mara Hoffman Spring 2013 RTW | ELLE

Summer break is (almost) here, and aside from spending your free time lounging by the pool and watching Netflix, it's also prime time to start rocking trendy and warm weather-appropriate ensembles.

If you're looking for some seasonal fashion inspiration, look no further than Mara Hoffman Spring 2013. This collection is filled with bold prints, bright colors, and lightweight fabrics, as well as unique and fashion-forward looks that simply scream summer.

Want to get a runway-worthy outfit on a college student’s budget? Simply scroll on down to check out three inexpensive versionsof looks from Mara Hoffman Spring 2013:

1. Utilitarian Meets Glam

Mara hoffman spring 2013 look 1

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The above look is both casual and polished, making it a stylish ensemble for the season. An anorak jacket gives the outfit an easygoing vibe, while green shorts add a much-needed pop of color.

Get the Look:

Mara hoffman spring 2013 inspired outfit 1

Product Info: Top-, Jacket- Windsor, Bobby Pins- Target, Shorts- J. Crew, Shoes- Dorothy Perkins, Belt- Lucky Brand, Lipstick- Rimmel

Snag this look for less by pairing a printed blouse with tailored green shorts. An anorak jacket adds an effortlessly cool touch, while wedge sandals are perfect for summer. Accessorize with a tasseled belt, then pull your hair back with some leaf-shaped bobby pins. Complete this outfit by swiping on a coral-colored lipstick.

2. Laid-Back & Ladylike

Mara hoffman spring 2013 look 2

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Pairing a comfy graphic top with a printed midi skirt makes for a fab mix of casual and feminine. This outfit would be a cute and summer-y daytime look, but we can also see it working for a low-key night out.

Get the Look:

Mara hoffman spring 2013 inspired outfit 2

Product Info: Top- Nordstrom, Skirt- ModCloth, Bracelet- Piperlime, Shoes- Forever 21, Sunglasses- ASOS, Nail Polish- Lancôme

To recreate this outfit, start with a white graphic muscle tee. Pair the top with a printed midi skirt and some stylish t-strap sandals. Accessorize with a leaf-inspired bracelet and slip on a pair of round sunglasses. For the finishing touch, paint your nails a deep blue shade, just like the models wore on the runway.

3. Cool Colorblocking

Mara hoffman spring 2013 look 3

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This look from Mara Hoffman Spring '13 is a bit more sleek and modern than the previous ones, but still has a fun, summertime-ready feel. Pairing a color-blocked romper with silver-hued shoes and rounded shades creates a cool, fashion-forward aesthetic.

Get the Look:

Mara hoffman spring 2013 inspired outfit 3

Product Info: Top- Urban Outfitters, Necklace- Forever 21, Sunglasses-, Bracelet- Fossil, Shorts- JCP, Shoes- ASOS

Although the runway ensemble featured a romper, a similar look can be created by combining a color-blocked tank top with a pair of loose-fitting black shorts. This box chain necklace mimics the blue coloring found near the collar of the original Mara Hoffman romper, and metallic sandals add a fashion-forward vibe. Lastly, accessorize with a multi-colored bracelet and a pair of circle-shaped sunnies.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Mara Hoffman's 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 me know what you think!

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