As exciting as Fashion Week always is, it’s a little bit of a cruel joke. I mean, I’m all for getting a full-on preview of every dress, shoe, and trend I’ll be lusting after in the future, but to have to wait basically a YEAR to have any hope of actually getting my hands on it?? What a tease. If you’re anything like us, you feel this, too, and for you, dear MTV Style readers, we have a happy little post-New York Fashion Week treat: FOUR Fall 2012 outfits that you can replicate right now!
A Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Look.
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Mara Hoffman’s fall collection was an amalgamation of ethnic and frontier influences, and thanks to the geometric Aztec prints and intarsia knits on racks right now, you can cobble together this ensemble right now. All you’ll need is a graphic printed tee like this long-sleeved one from American Eagle, some vibrant pleated peg-leg trousers, a geometric cardigan, black ankle booties, a floppy felt hat, and a chunky gold necklace. Voila! Your very own expedited runway look!
ALICE + OLIVIA
An Alice + Olivia Fall 2012 Look.
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The ’60s-inspired Alice + Olivia presentation was filled with tons of must-have ensembles for fall. Luckily, we found out where to cop an entire head-to-toe look for less before autumn even starts. (You can thank us later.) Grab a similar skin-tight body con black and white striped dress from ASOS for only $50 and a cozy-yet-chic striped cardigan from ModCloth for around the same price. Accessorize with a matching beret ($19!), KILLER Nasty Gal platform pumps, and Urban Outfitters round sunnies, and you’ve officially transformed into a mod maven.
A Karen Walker Fall 2012 Look.
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At Karen Walker we saw ’60s mod infused with a bit of prep and a flair for underwater adventure, and this caped outfit is actually the perfect transition ensemble for any in-between season. Just layer this navy cape over some crisp white cropped pants for a fresh nautical look. Amp up the retro influence with a pair of yellow heels and an orange printed scarf knotted around your neck. #chic
MARC BY MARC JACOBS
A Marc By Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Look.
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The latest Marc by Marc Jacobs collection combined British punk rock with Old World military styles. Get your own version of the look by layering a funky heather grey sweatshirt over a poppy full-skirted dress, pulling on some black crew socks, and topping it all off with a pair of studded combat boots and a quirky cadet hat swiped from the marching band.