Top Picks from the Kate Young x Target Collection

The Kate Young x Target collection has been out for a while now, and I’ll be honest – I waited to talk about it because I wasn’t a superfan. 

I don’t really like to write about clothes just to say I did it, so I planned on skipping over the collection. Why? Well, let me first say that there’s nothing wrong with the Kate Young collection, it’s just so… shiny. Not literally, it’s got great textures and cool ideas, but it’s so polished and “classic” that it almost felt obvious.

This feels weird to say, considering there are sheer, mesh, polka-dot bodysuits involved, but the cuts aren’t terribly exciting and the fabrics seem to be old favorites like navy blue and cream, polka dots, black blazers and leopard print… Lots of bold, primary colors and classic, tailored shapes. It’s all nice, but it’s all stuff I’ve seen before. Maybe I’m just a whiner.

Kate Young x Target

Ultimately, I’ve decided I was probably a bit too harsh on Kate Young & Target because, not only have I never tried a single piece of it on, but who am I to say that classic shapes aren’t important? They’re a basis of my fashion & shopping philosophy. I may have expected something more following the very psychedelic Prabal Gurung x Target collection, but what resulted isn’t “bad” by a long shot.

Kate Young for Target

So, today, I set out to take another hard look with my new perspective of appreciating the versatility and timelessness of a good classic piece. Approaching the collection this way, I came out with several favorites! Foot in mouth, Kate Young. This is a solid collection and definitely worth a look!

My Favorites from Kate Young x Target

Top Picks from Kate Young x Target

1. Long-Sleeved Body Suit in Polka Dot Print (also in lace & star print), $29.99
2.  Floral Peter Pan Collar Dress, $49.99
3. Satin Shorts in Navy Blue (also in black), $29.99
4. Red Shift Dress, $49.99
5. Cropped Black Blazer, $49.99
6. Cream Satin Blazer with Black Piping, $49.99
7. Naya Bow Ankle Bootie, $44.99
8. Black Jumpsuit, $79.99
9. Metallic Box Frame Clutch, $29.99

See the full collection here.

Do you have any favorites? Also, would you ever wear a bodysuit? I’m on the fence as to whether or not I could make it through an entire day without wanting to rip it off my body, but I like the idea of one…

Probably watching Netflix.

6 thoughts on “Top Picks from the Kate Young x Target Collection

  • April 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    #6 and #8! I didn’t like any of the shoes. And I think I could wear a body suit if it had one of those trap doors like in red flannel jim jams, so I could avoid wetting my pants and thereby ruining my entire outfit.

    • April 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Yeah, the bodysuit issue is what seems extremely unpleasant when your job involves a lot of sitting. OMG what if it doesn’t have snaps? I didn’t even think of that.

  • April 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Liking the yellow dress and the black pantsuit. The structured envelope purses are great as well.The Neema pumps are cute but the jagged cut to them makes em wonder about comfort level when wearing them. All the arrow jewelry is cute as well.

    • April 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      I could TOTALLY see you in that jumpsuit, for real!!

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