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
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:
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
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:
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
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:
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.
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!