From CollegeFashion: Get The Chanel Runway Look for Less

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So after the mixed reviews of last week’s article on Zara looks for less (clearly I’m more frugal than I thought), this week I decided to focus on a designer that we can all agree is out of the average college girl’s budget – Chanel.

This week, the Chanel 2011 Resort collection debuted in Saint-Tropez and it definitely did not disappoint:

It was like something out of a quintessential Riviera movie. With the sun setting over the sea, hundreds of Chanel’s invited guests sitting in the red wooden chairs of Saint-Tropez’s famous Sénéquier, and many more onlookers piling onto balconies and pressing against barricades, Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, and the rest of Karl Lagerfeld’s cast arrived at Quai Jean Jaurès via speedboat.

And like the carefree starlets and jet-setters they were channeling, the models traipsed down the street-cum-runway often barefoot, wearing seventies-ish diaphanous caftans, long crocheted dresses, ruffle-lapelled silk jersey trouser suits, and patchwork denim skirts. Tanned and toned midriffs peeked out beneath a cropped sweater here or a button-down there, its hems tied in a saucy

Doesn’t that description just make you want to jet off to some exotic island (decked head-to-toe in Chanel, of course)? Although most of us probably can’t afford the wardrobe or the trip, I’ve tracked down some pieces to help you capture the Chanel Resort 2011 vibe without breaking the bank.

Want to channel Chanel? Click here to find out how.

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