I love the days when Target collection lookbooks are released. They let you prepare your shopping list for the big day when the pieces go up for sale, and thanks to London-based label Peter Pilotto, I have a feeling all of our wish lists are going to run long. Designers Pilotto and De Vos may be scaling back on price, but on print? Never.
I hate wearing the cheap polyester costumes that look more like craft projects than actual clothes, but I also don’t want to spend on something I’m only going to wear once. This year my family is doing a Wizard of Oz theme, and I am of course the Wicked Witch since my girls snatched up the cuter Dorothy and Glinda the Good Witch characters.
The chic backpack is gradually becoming less of an anomaly (just look at Marni’s minimalist version) and more of a mainstay in the bag world. Rag & Bone is the latest to hop on board, and their casual-cool sensibility brings the perfect treatment to a streetwise rucksack.
Lately it seems we have the urge to belt everything, and the inspiration comes from none other than the First Lady herself. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to cinch your waist in for well-defined curves, I don’t recommend belting your J. Crew cardigans. Now belted biker jackets on the other hand – that I can get behind.
Nobody does glamorous all-American ease like Michael Kors. Not that looking as good as the glowy models who poured down his Spring 2014 runway (for a hefty 56 looks in total) is easy, but Kors sure makes it look impossibly effortless. And isn’t that what glamour is all about? This year, he had me at the first burst of light and airy fur. Yes, fur.