Runway Looks for Less: Erin Fetherston Fall 2012 RTW

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Erin fetherston fall 2012

Erin Fetherston Fall 2012 RTW | ELLE

The holiday season has arrived and with it comes lots of food, fun and -- of course -- fabulous parties. If you're looking for some runway-ready fashion inspiration before you head to your next shindig, look no further than designer Erin Fetherston's fall line.

As you can see from the photos above, the collection is filled with sequined and faux fur-adorned dresses and separates, all of which are perfect for any seasonal soirée. Want to recreate a designer-worthy holiday ensemble on a college student's budget? Just scroll on down to check out three lower-priced looks inspired by Erin Fetherston Fall 2012:

1. Ladylike Luxe

Erin fetherston fall 2012 look 1

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A long dress instantly evokes a glamorous vibe, but Erin Fetherston took it one step further with this look, pairing an LBD with a luxe faux fur coat. The ultra-glam outfit is sure to leave a lasting impression at any formal party.

Get the Look:

Erin fetherston fall 2012 inspired outfit 1

Product Info: Jacket- Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Dress- Karen Kane, Shoes- Kohl's, Top Coat- Sephora by OPI's "Come to Paparazzi", Nail Polish- Face Stockholm's "Mood Ring"

For a similar look, start with a chic, yet inexpensive black maxi dress. Add a dramatic cropped faux-fur coat, as well as a pair of metallic trim ankle-strap pumps. Finally, mimic the gold flecking found on the original faux fur jacket by layering a sparkly top coat over your favorite dark-colored nail polish.

2. Trendy & Chic

Erin fetherston fall 2012 look 2

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Printed pants have been huge this season and the above look demonstrates a fantastic way to style a pair for a dressy occasion. Pairing brightly-colored trousers with a neutral top and shoes creates an on-trend look that packs a punch.

Get the Look:

Erin fetherston fall 2012 inspired outfit 2

Product Info: Blouse- Max Studio, Jeans- Forever 21, Shoes- | Hair Photo: ELLE

Make a bold statement for the holidays by rocking a pair of super-trendy damask print jeans. Since the trousers are so busy, a sheer black blouse will help to tone them down a bit. This top also has subtle sequined paneling on both shoulders, which adds some must-have sparkle. As far as shoes go, opt for a pair of sculptural platforms. For the finishing touch, part your hair straight down the middle to create a runway-worthy 'do.

3. Cardis & Sequins

Erin fetherston fall 2012 look 3

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Sometimes unexpected pairings can create the chicest ensembles, like the combination of a neutral cardigan with a blush-colored sequin skirt. Plus, since the skirt is such a statement piece, no accessories are needed!

Get the Look:

Erin fetherston fall 2012 inspired outfit 3

Product Info: Cardigan- J. Crew, Skirt- H&M, Eye Makeup- L'Oreal, Shoes- | Makeup Photo: ELLE

Recreate this outfit by pairing a pink sequined skirt with a classic tan-colored cardigan. You can wear the cardigan sans-tank like the model in the photo, but if you prefer a little more coverage, consider layering a cute camisole underneath. Next, add some fashion-forward flair with a pair of sky-high studded wedges. Last but not least, make this look party-perfect by creating a sultry smoky eye similar to the one Leighton Meester is rocking in the above photo.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Erin Fetherston? 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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