Runway Looks for Less: Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 RTW

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 RTW

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 RTW | ELLE

Marc Jacobs is a perpetual fave here at CF and one of the reasons we love him is for his Marc by Marc Jacobs line. This lower-priced diffusion line not only makes snagging designer goods much more affordable, but includes some pretty adorable and covet-worthy items (like these earrings!).

However, the cost of rocking a head-to-toe Marc by Marc Jacobs ensemble is still out of reach for many college students. That's why we're here to help: simply scroll on down to check out three stylish interpretations of looks from the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 runway show:

1. Collegiate Chic

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If you're looking for a cozy, yet stylish outfit to wear this season, look no further than this Marc by Marc Jacobs look. Pairing an oversized sweater with a patterned skirt and flat boots creates a casual, yet put-together everyday ensemble.

Get the Look:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 inspired outfit 1

Product Info: Top- Mango, Skirt- ModCloth, Sunglasses- Madewell, Socks- Need Supply Co., Shoes- Target

Recreate the look above by pairing a dark gray sweater with a two-toned patterned skirt. Wedged ankle booties add a chic touch, while the red color of the socks creates a great contrast with the orange color from the skirt. Finish this look with a pair of oversized shades.

2. Cool-Weather Colorblocking

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The color-block trend is still holding strong, and this runway ensemble is a stylish example of how to rock this look for fall. The deep berry and tangerine hues create a fantastic combination, while a gray turtleneck layered underneath creates interest.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 inspired outfit 2

Product Info: Top- Gap, Turtleneck- Mango, Necklace- Kohl's, Skirt- Jane Norman, Shoes- Dorothy Perkins

Mimic the Marc by Marc Jacobs look by layering a dove gray turtleneck under a bright orange sweater. This jewel-toned skirt adds another dose of color, while a detachable collar gives the outfit a fashion-forward vibe. Comfortable, menswear-inspired oxfords complete this runway-inspired look.

3. Casual Classics

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This look from Marc by Marc Jacobs pairs several classic elements -- a white button-up, black trousers, and a plaid coat -- to create a timeless outfit with a modern twist. Additions like a waist-cinching belt and flat boots add a fashion-forward vibe, making this a practical and stylish outfit idea for autumn.

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 inspired outfit 3

Product Info: Coat- Buckle, Belt- Forever 21, Top- H&M, Bag- DSW, Shoes- GoJane, Socks- Aerie, Pants- Kohl's

For a similar look, start by pairing a classic white button-up with a pair of comfy black jeggings. Layer on a cozy plaid coat, then define your waistline with a wide belt. Add a pair of lace-up black combat boots, knitted gray socks, and a sturdy top-handle bag to complete this stylish fall outfit.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Marc Jacobs' 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 us know what you think!

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