I have to say that I'm probably not a huge fan of the Target designer collaborations. Over the years I've found the items tend to look better in pictures than they do in person, at least once you try them on. The styles are nice in theory and the prints are often eye-catching, but I think something is lost in the fabrics and tailoring. I suppose that's to be expected when a designer launches a line with every piece under $100. I'm not at all hating on these collabs, I just think they're a bit over-hyped. Nonetheless I admit I'm curious every time a new designer rolls out. The upcoming Peter Pilotto launch is no exception. The colors and prints are undeniably enticing...which isn't surprising given Pilotto is known for his textiles and prints. However, I can't say anything for certain until I see the pieces in this flesh when the line debuts on February 9th.
I love the concept behind the jacket on the left, though this is definitely one of those see how it fits pieces...a jacket needs to be well tailored or it's essentially worthless. The dress in the middle is super cute...those cool, breezy colors speak to me. And I really like the crop top/pencil skirt combo on the right, though again I'd be curious about fabrication. Cheap just doesn't cut it, especially with body-con styles. Definitely appealing in theory though.
I'm mega-obsessed with the first look here. I favor asymmetrical silhouettes, especially in a skirt...the look can be very slimming. And I'm all for complimentary print mixing! This outfit is bold but still fresh and modern. I adore the bikini crop top featured in the second look, though I would probably pair it with solid black in a high-waisted pant or maxi skirt. There's too much of the same print going on, the way it's styled here. Finally, the a-line dress is totally killer. That neckline/bodice combo calls to me. If anything I bet this would be one of my favorites in person. Though again it all comes down to construction and fit. Often times these Target 'designer' pieces don't work for petites, which is also a consideration in my case. I do find the sizing is a bit off as a general rule. Regardless, I'm looking forward to popping into to Target on the 9th. I hope that I'm pleasantly surprised! Prices range from $19.99 to $79.99 for the items pictured.
Luisa Lucia is a Los Angeles based wardrobe stylist and lifelong fashion fanatic.