With summer (sadly) beginning to wind down, we’re starting to get seriously excited about the many fall runway looks we’ve been thinking about copying ever since they hit the catwalk last February. Among our favorites: this Marc by Marc Jacobs look from his Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collection.
If you ask us, it’s the quintessential back-to-school style, integrating quirky preppiness with basic staples. An updated trench rendered in plaid is a breath of fresh air. Plus, we’re seeing Jenna Lyons (one of our biggest style crushes) all over this look. Though the look is entirely awesome, its hefty price tag, well, isn’t.
Here, we share comparable options that will have you looking just as cool without breaking your bank.
Everything about this outfit says back-to-school, if you ask us. Read on
to figure out just how to accomplish this look without breaking the
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We're super into the neo-nerd look in Marc by Marc Jacobs' look! Here, we chose a classic, vintage option leave you looking studiously stylish in no time.
Vintage Plaid Trench, $498, at Free People
An updated classic button-down is a fall staple, if we've ever seen one!
Asos Shirt, $34.06, at Asos
Consider incorporating black skinnies into your wardrobe again this fall. We're loving them as backdrops for printed tops and blazers, as seen in the Marc by Marc Jacobs look!
BDG Coated Twig Mid-Rise Jean, $78, at Urban Outfitters
A classic brown leather clutch is the perfect fall accessory to accompany just about any fall outfit.
Clare Vivier Fold-Over Clutch, $156, at Revolve Clothing
Put your best foot forward in a this season's must-have shoe of choice: a masculine oxford.
Vintage 1961, $180, at Dr. Martens
We love the scrunched socks in the look, here these are an option that will keep your tootsies warm in the massively air-conditioned classroom all semester.
Antipast Cable Knit Trouser Sock, $34, at Barneys New York
While the Marc by Marc Jacobs belt may be a deeper maroon color, we opted for a more versatile option here of a similar belt but in brown.
Linea Pelle Luna Sliced D Ring Belt, $165, at Shopbop
Studying getting you down? Throw on some personality glasses to liven up even the dullest study sessions or work days.
Ivy League Glasses, $28, at Nasty Gal