Target Try-On: The Basics
It’s no secret that I love shopping, and one of my favorite places to shop at is Target. I go to Target for basically anything I need; kids clothes, household goods and even groceries! One of the only things I don’t shop for at Target is clothes for myself. (Shocking, I know). I decided to change that and do my first ever Try-On session at Target!
This is an un-affiliated, un-sponsored post that reflects only my opinions about the clothes I tried on. I grabbed my Starbucks, walked in with my head held high, ready to see if the Target brand of clothing was any good. So let’s dive in!
First off, I went in with the expectation of finding something for my upcoming vacation to Florida. My plans quickly changed as I wandered around, seeing so many casual and basic pieces. The key to a good wardrobe (in my opinion), is the ability to mix and match. Sure, you want those fun and colorful pieces, but there needs to be balance. When I traveled to Ireland last summer I only packed ONE bag. Seven days, and I managed ten outfits in one small carry-on suitcase. How? I packed the basics!
Target has a surprising amount of casual pieces that you can easily mix and match. I ignored the mannequins wearing the newest arrivals, and instead focused on the racks.
I was immediately drawn to this dusty rose wrap dress. The fabric is a rougher texture, and seems like it wrinkles easily. All the same, I love a good wrap dress. (Seriously, it flatters so many body types. If you haven’t already, try a wrap dress!) I’m about 5’8″, and wear a size 4/6; I grabbed a small in this, but a medium would have been a better fit. The dress looks like it fits well in the photo, but I wasn’t able to button the top button, and overall I felt like I was forcing the fabric to cover me. This is a great basic dress option, that can easily be dressed up or down. The price point is only $24.99, so absolutely affordable. You can buy it Here.
I’m not sure why I was drawn to this top; maybe because it is so unlike anything I own. Regardless, I knew it would be a great piece to mix and match. I like that it’s sleeveless, but has a simple ruffle detail at the shoulders; the print adds a little something extra too. This is a good piece that can be worn casually on the weekends, or during the week to work. The price point is $17.99, which is an okay price point for a simple top. I grabbed a small, and it fit true to size.
I wasn’t expecting to love the skirt I tried with it, but I fell head over heels. It is considered a “mini” skirt, but don’t let that deter you. The fabric is stretchy and amazing! The skirt is a true mid-rise, and hugged my mom-tummy without making me feel suffocated. I also didn’t feel like the skirt was going to ride up. I mentioned before that I wear a size 4/6. I grabbed a size 4 in this skirt because there was no size 6. The size 4 fit like a dream, and let’s be honest, we are always excited when the smaller size fits. The skirt is only $19.99 and you can buy it by clicking Here.
Overall, I would say the top is cute for mixing and matching, but I would say the skirt is a must have! I could easily pair this look with sneakers or wedges to dress it up or down.
I always have the worst time finding dress pants. They seem to run smaller, and because I am tall, too short. When I saw these pants, I figured I would give them a try because they were skinny legged, and stretchy. I can wear skinny legged pants even if they are a little too short. I had to grab a size 8 because there was no size 6 to be found. (Seriously, where did all the size sixes go?)
Surprisingly, I loved these. The size 8 was a little big in the waist, but look at that length! The tag said they are a regular length, so I didn’t have high expectations, but oh my gosh I’m obsessed! They are only $24.99, which is a great price point for pants. I will say, because they are so slim fitting, they will remind you of leggings. The fabric is a good quality, and don’t worry about it being see-through. Did you notice I paired it with the basic top? Add a blazer and you are ready for that job interview! Click Here to buy them!
Speaking of blazers, how cute is this one? I love black and white stripes, so this was a must try. I grabbed a medium, but a small would have fit just fine. The fabric is stretchy, so plenty of give to it. I threw it over the top and dress pants for a more professional look. This blazer would also look cute with jeans and sneakers, or that pink wrap dress I tried on! A great, versatile piece for only $29.99! You can buy it Here.
I went back for round two because I was determined to find the black dress pants in a size six. Guess what? I found them! (I’m wearing the size six in this photo). I grabbed a few more items to continue my try on, this blouse being one of them. I grabbed a small, and it fit true to size. The neckline is a V-neck, but has a self tie bow that covers it. I like this top a lot more than the other one. The fabric is more silky than cotton, and it just fit me well. It’s normally $19.99, but it’s on clearance for $18.98, so click here to grab it before it’s gone!
My next try on I wanted to be a little more casual. I am a mom of three, so chasing after kids is part of the job. When I saw these cropped cargo pants, I had to try them on! I grabbed the medium, but had to go back for a small because they run large. The fabric is light-weight and incredibly soft! I tried on the green, but ended up getting them in black. You can buy them here for $29.99. I paired them with just a basic black and white striped tee. I’d say the shirts run pretty true to size. I grabbed a medium, so I could knot it on the side for a different look. Their basic tees are available in a few different colors and prints, and they are only $8! Click Here to shop the tee.
I’m a little surprised that I can’t find this dress listed anywhere online. This is a light wash denim dress, with a softer feel to the fabric, and I really love it. I sized up to a medium, because I do think it runs a little small. It’s an easy slip on dress, with a stretchy waist and a self tie belt. This is another great option for dressing up or down. You can click here to shop all dresses on Target’s website, but I wasn’t able to find this one listed. It’s by Universal Thread, and the price point is $29.99. I’m not sure why it wasn’t on the website, but you might be able to find it at your local Target.
There you have it! I tried on nine different pieces, that could easily be mixed and matched to create casual or dressier looks! Target really impressed me with their style varieties and quality. I was pleasantly surprised on how things fit, and the price points were great. I always just shopped in the kids section for my girls, but now I know that Target offers some great options for me as well! (That means terrible things for my Target Red Card).
Do you shop at Target for clothes? Drop a comment below and tell me what you think!