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Isabel Marant, Sorel – Union Market – 10.19.2015

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ART

by Etoile Isabel Marant and Sorel

Isabel Marant is known for her minimalism and laid back pieces.  This coat certainly incorporates both of those qualities.  This is the second winter that this coat has been produced by the Etoile Isabel Marant line.  The good news for consumers is that very similar print coats have been replicated this season by Madewell and Forever 21 for a lower cost.

Sorel is a Canadian brand founded in 1962.  In recent years Sorel boots seem to be sold everywhere including many high end retailers like Net-A-Porter.  True to the origins of this durable snow boot you can always purchase this brand at an outdoor store like REI.

POLITICS

DC has been on freeze warning most of the weekend which has me thinking about getting my late fall/winter wardrobe ready.  It seems that soon we will be wearing coats regularly and while the snow might be a ways off, boots like the ones I am featuring always sell out by the time you need them, so you should order now so you get a good selection to pick from.

Plaid has a permanent place in Fall/Winter fashion, but the look of the plaid often changes.  The past couple of seasons fashion has incorporated buffalo plaid and more minimal plaid looks.  The tighter, busier tartan prints have been less popular.

During colder months we spend so much time in outerwear that having a few fun options in your closet, like the Etoile coat I am featuring, keep things interesting (and selfie fashion varied).  I always suggest having a good basic colored coat, but once you have that box checked it is good to expand and incorporate coats that are a little more unique in their fabric, patterns and colors.

ETIQUETTE

This coat is great to wear over workwear or on weekends.  I would not wear this coat to attend a fancy or formal event, but if a busier and more casual coat is the only coat in your closet than you should wear it and stay warm!

As for the boots, I will talk more about snow boots and etiquette once the weather turns, for now I am only suggesting you get ahead of the game and buy a pair.

Photo Information:  Photos taken by Jessica Mitrovich at Union Market.

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