The Perfect Oversized Isabel Marant Coat
A good coat is a dream. Or at least it should be, if you find the right one. I am a big fan of the beautifully structured coats made by Isabel Marant. In every collection there is atleast one number that I seem to fall in love with. It may be the thick and sturdy gray wool, the cocoon type of fit or those overly cropped sleeves, I think they make anybody who wears them instantly chic.
What about them is just so perfectly je ne sais quoi? I think it all comes down to the dark gray-hues and the oversized fit. Remember when Kate Moss coined the term ‘hobo chic’ somewhere in 2008 by wearing her garments one size too large, usually in neutral colours? I think it’s that vibe that makes an outfit look hazardly pieced together in all the right ways. It’s as if you say: ”Oh, this? I just threw this on and ran out the door but thank you for complimenting me on my chic look!” To follow the style, keep things casual, a tad bit oversized with an air of nonchalance and wear clothes with a clear and simple cut. This coat ticks all of these boxes.
Ofcourse the Voguettes were on to the hype, because ever since the coats have gotten popular around 2012 Catherine Roitfield has been frolicking around le Jardin des Tuileries in her Isabel Marant coat. My favourites of all these gray numbers are the Bator and Baki coat – two thinner versions of the coats coming with a very oversized fit. Unfortunately they came out somewhere in 2010 and 2011 and after a quick hype on the blogosphere were no longer fabricated and became unavailable right after. Finding one on the internet has so far proven fruitless (and if I am lucky to find one they sell for outrageous prices), which leaves me to admiring these garments from a distance. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to hopefully one day own one myself and have my wardrobe feel ‘complete.’
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