Monday, November 8, 2010

Isabel Marant Fall 2010: Wear it Now + styling tips

Isabel Marant was named the designer every woman can wear by Elle UK and its no surprise.
This line is appealing to me is because it takes basic pieces and with a little styling turns them to sophisticated looks. Aside from sequin pants, you can create this look by freshening up items you already have in your closet and then if needed, do some side shopping to supplement missing items. Here are my favorite looks from this line + how you can create the look yourself.
Clothes for Cool Girls - Glamour Magazine October 2010
You can get a similar look at J.Crew:
J.Crew -Vintage Bateau Top and Sequined Slouch Pant
Iselin Steiro &Toni Garrn -Vogue Spain November 2010
Isabel Marant Fall 2010 Runway
Cropped Pants. Super flattering cigarette and slim leg cropped pants and jeans. Grab a pair of your favorite slim leg pants and roll the cuff until 2-4 inches below mid calf. This length is the most flattering and lengthening. If you don't have any slim leg/cigarette pants here are a few- 3 of which are under $50.
Top Row- Left: ASOS Tailored Slim Cropped Pant $48.27
Right: Express Crop Zelda Jean Legging $49.50
Bottom Row- Left: Kenneth Cole Ponte Zip Pocket Pant $89
Right: Gap Slim Cropped Pants $49

Shop Bop put together their own Isabel Marant Inspired Lookbook: DL1961 Denim Goes Lady Like
You can view the lookbook HERE 
In this look the model is wearing Emma Legging Jeans

To create this look you could also try this Striped Boatneck Sweater
from Ann Taylor $78
Another look from the Shop Bop DL1961 Denim Goes Lady Like Lookbook. In this look the model is wearing Kim Skinny Jeans and Kate Spade Pumps.

Isabel Marant Red and Black Suede Bow Pumps (photo credit)
Pointy Toe Suede Pumps . The shoes are what make this whole look incredible. The height the pump makes your calf appear leaner, taking the cropped pants to a whole new level of posh.
Dig out some older pairs of pointy toed shoes from years past, some ribbon, and glue a bow to the side of pumps or check out these pointy toe pumps - 3 of which are under $100.
Top Row- Left: Calvin Klien Dolly Pump $89
Right: Jimmy Choo Lewis Suede Pumps $495
Bottom Row- Left: Nina Paladin Satin Pump $82.95
Right: Jones New York Mirinesse Suede Pump $49.95

You can wear this look all year round as it is seasonless.
Here are some photos of Isabel Marant's spring line:
To get this look you don't have to buy new clothes- Shop your closet instead. Put on your slim pants, roll the cuffs and pull out your mirror. Use these Runway and fashion editorial photos as inspiration and start trying on different layering options:  olives, taupes and other neutrals, shimmery pieces, sequin, cropped tops, long and short layers, over sized jackets, even cable knits, etc.  Tuck tops into the pants, and try on a belt and pair sequin pants with longer layers. Add Some Liquid Eyeliner, and chandelier earrings. Then pile on some bracelets.

Have a lovely day everyone!


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  2. Absolutely gorgeous post!
    I neeeeeed those sequined pants!


  3. I just adore your posts! I have been coveting those Emma Legging Jeans; and I am DYING over the sequined pants. Gorg!! :)

  4. I love this post. I have always loved rolled cuffs with heels and now I'm feeling brave enough to try! I just adore those striped sweaters.... so feminine and figure flattering! lovely!

  5. Gorgeous look!!! Isabel Marant is always so wonderful!

  6. Always be a fan of fashion isabel marant.

  7. Nice post. Thank you for sharing!!! Love the fashion isabel marant.