When I got a look-see at the Missoni for Target collection, I was squealing with delight. Even though I don’t tend to wear psychedelic prints much and I don’t own any actual Missoni pieces or hadn’t even planned on owning any. I thought the collection looked amazing—one of Target’s best, actually—pieces looked and felt much more expensive than the actual price point, and I thought the clothing and home collections complimented each other really well and seemed well thought out.
Then I talked to a few people who essentially told me they were worried the clothing wasn’t something they could pull off, or that it was too retro feeling, or what I read between the lines as a little too “out there.” While I know some people will go all out and mix patterns (it helps that that aesthetic will still be in for fall), I realized people wanted a few tips for how to tiptoe into the venerated Italian line. I encourage people to take risks and try it out. But if you’re still feeling hesitant, there are some easy ways to include pieces in your wardrobe or home décor without going overboard.
I love, love, love these shoes. Just a hint of that classic Missoni pattern. They’ll go with everything you own! $40.
OK, I couldn’t resist including these, either. They’re a little more like the patterns Missoni designs. These are perfect weekend kick0-around shoes. Pair with a silky blouse, jeans, and maybe a long pendant or chain. $30
An easy way to include pattern without having to worry about flattering your figure is including pattern on accessories. How amazing would this look with a pair of black Hunter wellies and a classic trench coat? (I should add there are matching wellies in the Target collection.) So good. $20.
Headscarves and hair accessories are still holding strong as trends. They are also offering some very cool bobby pins. $8-$14 each.
And then there’s home décor:
I think this bowl is just so gorgeous on its own. I could see it hanging out on a midcentury coffee table.
Bathrooms feel like a place where you can do a little extra pattern or color because it’s a smaller space and you aren’t, say, looking at it for hours at a time, like you would a living room. I’m considering these for my own bathroom, as a matter of fact. Both of these are a great way to add visual interest and impact without breaking the bank or busting your style aesthetic. $11-$35 each.
Prop these on bookshelves, coffee tables, or set out while you’re entertaining for a little jolt of color or pattern. So chic. Three-piece trays, $20 each.
Missoni for Target will hit stores and the Target website September 13 and hopefully hang around until October 22. There are hundreds of products, so there’s a high likelihood you can find something that will work for you. Let me know what you think of the collection!