My office is dangerously close (as in a short walk across a parking lot) to a pretty solid Super Target, so there's not much product that comes through Target's doors, that I don't know about. Try me. Those of you that love Target as much as me know that they've really been expanding their womenswear offerings over the past nine months or so - And let me just say, they've been killing it. Target's newest line, Universal Thread, is based in denim and simple, rustic, but well-done basics and accessories, and sweet spring-y dresses and blouses. I'm very into it. Recently, I realized that somehow I had accrued quite a few pieces from this line, and felt that it was only right to share my favorites with you - You've already seen a few of these pieces on my Instagram feed, but I've styled some others (and offered my recs for the ones that aren't) for you below. Each of the descriptions, and the image below, are linked up for easy access to wardrobe expansion ;)
Bandana - This bandana is seriously the cutest summer-y accessory! It comes in 3 colors, and can be worn so many ways. So far, I’ve worn mine as a headband, and tied onto my handbag for a fun pop of color!
Crossbody Bag - This bag is right up my alley. I love the roll-top and buckle detail, and can totally picture it with a breezy summer sundress or some cutoffs and a white eyelet top. It’s $25, #yesplease.
Classic Tee - Something I should consider adding to my resume: professional white tee shirt collector. I get so much use out of these babies that I can’t help but buy one (or three) every season. This particular version is perfectly relaxed – I got a medium which gives me enough slack to tuck or knot, when appropriate.
Cutout Bootie - These boots, which are actually more like an “shootie”, are so perfect for transitioning between seasons. They come in both cognac and ivory and are a perfect dupe of the Free People Royale Flat, which will run you about $160 more than the Target version. I plan on styling mine with everything from boyfriend jeans to maxi dresses.
Slides - These slides are the perfect neutral, “throw on” kind of sandal. They’re comfy, go with everything, and are still cool enough to make it look like you tried.
Lightweight Sweater - I’ve been wearing this sweater on the reg. The garment has a slightly more open knit and is lightweight, which makes it a perfect summer staple. The split hem makes for an easy front tuck.
Button Front Shirt - I’ve been seeing these little short sleeve button downs around, and was surprised at how much I was into them. When I stumbled upon this one for a cool $18 - It was fate. So far, I’ve paired mine with some destroyed skinnies, but can’t wait to style it with cutoffs or knotted over a cami dress. Would also be super cute to size up and wear as a cover-up over a bathing suit!
Wrap Front Maxi Dress - Okay, I’m obsessed with this dress, and am so bummed that my local Target hasn’t had my size in stock. The dress is made of a comfy, stretchy jersey-like material and has a super flattering wrap front closure and tie waist. The sweet ditsy floral print gives me total vintage vibes. Neeeeed to pair this with a cropped denim jacket and the booties from above. And, maybe some turquoise accessories. C’mon Glendale Target, help a sister out.
Jumpsuit - I’ve been in a jumpsuit state of mind lately. Can’t. Get. Enough. This garment has a wide leg, and simple stripe pattern – The relaxed fit and flattering black color make it easy to wear, and a great place to begin your own jumpsuit journey. I’ve been layering mine under a sweater for spring, but can’t wait to lose the layers and accessorize with some dainty necklaces and strappy sandals for a casual, but still stylish, summer look.
Wide Leg Cropped Jeans - These jeans are so fun! I admittedly was a little nervous about styling and wearing them, but settled on a basic white tee and some booties! I decided it was best to keep it simple and let the pants do the talking, if you know what I mean. These pants would also look amazing with a fitted body suit, or cropped graphic tee.