Runway Looks for Less: Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW

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Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW | ELLE

When it comes to choosing designers to feature on our Runway Looks for Less column, we tend to look for collections that are not only chic and fashion-forward, but also practical and accessible for the average college student.

That's why designer Jenni Kayne's Fall 2012 collection is this week's pick: it features lots of trends -- such as faux fur, leather, neon, and menswear-inspired pieces -- styled in totally wearable ways. And if you want to snag a designer-worthy look for a fraction of the price, just scroll on down to check out three budget-friendly outfits inspired by Jenni Kayne Fall 2012:

1. Neon & Faux Fur

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Look 1

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Neon isn't going anywhere for winter, and this look from Jenni Kayne pairs highlighter yellow trousers with a taupe sweater to create a bold, yet cozy outfit. A faux fur hat is the perfect accessory to complement this look, as it's not only super-trendy, but also super-practical when the temperature starts to drop.

Get the Look:

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Outfit 1

Product Info: Hat- ASOS, Sweater- Mango, Pants- Delia's, Sunglasses- American Apparel, Shoes- Gap

Recreate the look above by pairing a neutral-colored cable knit sweater with some statement-making neon yellow skinny jeans. Keep the look casual with a pair of smoking slippers - these ones have trendy neon trim for extra pop. Add some fashion-forward flair with a faux fur hat, then finish with a pair of sunnies for a trendy, yet low-key autumn outfit.

2. A Fresh Take on Menswear

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Look 2

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Menswear-inspired coats and blazers have been popping up in stores everywhere lately and this look is a fantastic example of how to wear one for fall. Pairing the slightly oversized bouclé jacket with a turtleneck and rust-colored shorts creates a sleek and classic outfit with a fashionable twist.

Get the Look:

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Outfit 2

Product Info: Coat- ASOS, Top- Forever 21, Shoes- Zappos, Shorts- River Island

For a similar look, tuck a cream-colored turtleneck sweater into a pair of high-waisted shorts. Add an oversized gray-and-black coat to create a cozy and comfortable vibe. Finish this look with a pair of menswear-inspired snake print loafers. Also, if you live in a chilly climate, feel free to add tights, knee-high socks or whichever type of legwear you prefer!

3. Understated Glam

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Look 3

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Faux leather has gone beyond jackets, boots and handbags this season and can be found in unconventional pieces, as shown in the above look. Here, Jenni Kayne paired a leather shell top with navy trousers and an oversized gray blazer. The overall effect is trendy and polished, with a soft, effortlessly glamorous vibe.

Get the Look:

Jenni Kayne Fall 2012 RTW Outfit 3

Product Info: Top-, Jeans- Mango, Blazer- Urban Outfitters, Shoes- Zappos

To get this look, start with a pair of your favorite dark wash jeans, then add an on-trend faux leather top. Layer on a crisp, tailored gray blazer for contrast. For the finishing touch, add a subtle pop of color with teal pointy-toe pumps.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Jenni Kayne? 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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