Mamas, you know Target's designer collaborations, right? Have you ever scored an item before it's sold out? Perhaps a printed tunic from the Tucker collab, or my little red and navy dress from Jason Wu? Well here's the thing: everyone's got one. So when reader Samira asked if she could guest post on ways to keep your Target score fresh, I was all. over. it. Yes, please.
Kirna Zabete for Target is here! It’s been a lower-key launch than say, the Missoni collection (!!!), but that is a very good thing for us humble shoppers. This collaboration may not have as high a profile, but it does have the combined eye of two excellent clothing curators, Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley. Designer taste on a Target budget: always a win.
Unfortunately the upside of Target collabs (so available!) is also the downside: so available. Many of us interested in fashion on a budget will be adding these pieces to our wardrobes in the coming weeks. Take this pretty floral dress for example:
It’s gorgeous, it’s washable (hey, polyester) and it’s the kind of dress you might think you have to rock-paper-scissors your girlfriend for. Nope, even if you both get one (S's Note: Hear that, Mol??) you could mix it up in some very different ways—all of them low-key.
Here are three ways to keep your Target dress fresh:
Do the Hipster Thing
With a dress like this that can easily read “fancy” or dressed up, it’s nice to mix references and layer on casual pieces.
Left Bank Chic
For a twist, layer a short-sleeve sweater over the dress, letting the pretty floral pattern peek out at the sleeves and skirt. Simple flats and a parka finish off the look.
Prep It Up
Or try layering a chambray shirt on top (open like a jacket, or tied at the waist) with a pair of loafers and a textured knit cap for a relaxed preppy-punk vibe.
This kind of super-pretty dress in a super-practical fabric is a fab find for moms, allowing us to feel a little of the fancy while keeping our feet firmly planted in the sandbox.
Any more styling ideas? I would love to hear them!
Samira Franklin is a full-time mom of two boys and a blogger at clotheswithkids.com.