Isabel Marant’s Rules for Dressing

I subscribe still to a bunch of physical magazines – one of which is the very good Porter. There’s always a few articles in it which I’d love to share, but there’s no way to easily do so. This edition (which I’d still encourage you to try out in its entirety) had a great interview from Isabel Marant, about her rules for dressing for yourself. I liked it so much that I’ve scanned it for you to read. I did some cut and paste to make it all easily fit, which is why this post looks a little bit like the fake ransom notes I used to write in elementary school. My poor Photoshop skills are why you’ll never see me with the 6 foot long legs I so desire!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this article!

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Isabel Marant, via The Guardian

Isabel Marant, via The Guardian

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  • Mila
    April 6, 2016 at 10:42 am

    very interesting article. thank you for sharing!

  • sherry @ save. spend. splurge.
    April 6, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I love this! Thank you for sharing.

  • Helen
    April 6, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Hi Katherine,

    First, I must say that I love your blog! I don’t see you leaving my feed anytime soon. Secondly and perhaps more importantly, your suggested reading is one of the reason why I love to actually read your blog rather than just follow you on Instagram (even though your pictures on the gram are fab!). Like the article above or your interview series, it makes me take fashion in in a different way and I really appreciate it. That’s something that is and continues to be so refreshingly different that stands you out from the rest. Great job!

  • Keren
    April 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! Isabel Marant is great! I had my first exposure to her line around 2000 when I bought a black sweater coat from Barneys at a third mark down. It is a perfect accessory. Her rules for dress reflect her style & the success she attained. I wish Isabel much future success.
    Thanks again Katherine for this post!

  • Lindsay
    April 6, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing this article! Truth be told, I haven’t been interested in her collections in the last few years but I respect her style and her sense of self. I’m glad that she’s a designer that really understands the Everyday Woman’s needs in fashion and addresses it in her designs that make fashion fun and personal for women.

  • E
    April 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I love Isabel Marant and wear my purchases from her line constantly I notice. She really understand the everyday outfit needs of women. Her lines including the Isabel Marant Etoile are creeping up in price every year even though they are a lot more accessible than before.

  • KC
    April 7, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Thanks for sharing. Very practical words from a designer. I always tells myself that you should always dress for yourself and not bother about what others think. Its easier said than done. Love your blog and follow it religiously. Never commented before, one time when you wrote about your dad, I almost did. I love the sensible way you write, your recommendations are valuable and I have brought myself some goodies based on them. Thank you, I eagerly wait for your twice weekly posts.

  • Olivia
    April 7, 2016 at 10:10 am

    This is wonderful – thanks so much for sharing!!

  • Bee
    April 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Great article! What other magazines do you read?

  • Michelle
    April 8, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Love her tips!

  • In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge. | Save. Spend. Splurge.
    May 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    […] Isabel Marant’s rules for dressing. I pretty much follow all of them but am more dressed up than casual, whereas Marant’s items tend to be more relaxed & boho… Still, her rules are relevant and absolutely what I’d recommend. […]