Isabel Marant, famous Parisian designer, created a bohemian-chic mini fashion collection for little boys and girls. The collection is very muted which I typically NEVER go for (just take a look at my Spring 2011 collection and you'll see what I mean) but hear me out: Nearly EVERY piece in the entire collection is unisex AND completely adaptable for mixing and matching...amazing, yes?! YES. Anything that saves cash these days gets 5 gold stars in my book, and what could be better than getting double the wear out of clothing? Nada.
Several plaid shirts are in Isabel's line. I know what you are thinking: plaid? Really? Yes, really. Take a look before you jump to a conclusion about plaid as they really are great. This navy and sage one is my favorite, but all of the color options feature a toned-in buttoned placket and flap patch pockets on the chest closed by two small buttons. With details like that you really can't go wrong! These pants are a perfect shade of grey in my opinion (also available in khaki) and will honestly go with everything. Plus, with their elastic waistband and slim cut for a rock'n'roll attitude what's not to like? Pair with a 100% on trend wool coat and Spring Court sneakers - which will never go out of fashion by the way - and you have a great look perfect for back to school.
The mohair sweater Isabel designed is a great fit to warm up all outfits this season. Flared cut plus rounded collar plus large stripes = formula for success. I was so in love with those grey trousers I had to go a bit overboard with the shade and select the grey velvet skirt as well. Again, with an elastic waistband and straight cut, it is a very fashionable choice. Wear with tights on a cool day; this pair has a touch of glittery lurex in them to really add a fancy touch little girls will adore. Beautiful sand colored suede boots are both comfortable and stylish, and with details like this these are not to be passed by! (Where can I get a pair?) Top the ensemble off with an refined accessory, this one featuring a pearl and a pompom, to complete the look.
Now, I absolutely could not live with myself if I didn't include a Serena & Lily Puffer Backpack. I am over the moon for these gems! I ordered an orange one for my son - he's only 1 and just started "school" two mornings per week...like he needs it - but I just couldn't help myself. I was even more impressed by its shiny glory in person! They aren't cheap, but by the looks of it I will be shocked if it doesn't hold up for years and years. I do have to say it is small, which is great for us as we hardly have more than a lunch box and sippy cup to stuff inside, but for older children it might not work as well. Folders and spiral notebooks will fit just fine, but in my opinion a large lunch box would not. Still, they are fantastic, stylish and oh so chic. I want one in every color (there are eight in all). LOVE!