The Marimekko for Target collection launched a couple weekends ago on April 17th, and it’s filled with over 200 pieces in stunning prints, those unique patterns that Marimekko is known for. I initially decided not to shop the collection because I didn’t need anything, and you all know I go cuckoo for prints. I especially love the Appelsiini print and the Okariino print.
On a random trip to Target last week, I got curious and tried on the shorts in my favorite Appelsiini print. The shorts are only $19.99, but fit well and feel luxurious. They have a pull-on style and pockets. Pockets, y’all! When I first saw the shorts on the racks, they looked so tiny that I thought they were for girls. I took a large and an extra large to the fitting room, but apparently the shorts only look deceivingly small and are actually true-to-size. They seem to be cut to accommodate curves too. For reference, I’m wearing a size small.
Top: Kate Spade Saturday (love this Anthropologie top)
When I bought the shorts, I also bought the matching top. I had planned to wear them together to create an afrocentric look complete with a head wrap in a clashing print. I found the combination a tad overwhelming on me, though, so I returned the top. The shorts were the keeper because they added the most value to my overall wardrobe. I have several outfits planned by pairing the shorts with tops I already own. Today’s post features the first of those outfits.
The denim trapeze top is a piece I snatched on mega sale before Kate Spade Saturday closed forever. I added an old beaded rope collar from J.Crew for its global flavor and my Loeffler Randall lock clutch in pebble dot because I love how its print teased the print on the shorts.
I wore this combination out and about last Saturday to enjoy the summery weather in St. Louis. It was over 70 degrees. Shorts weather, right?
Have you shopped the Marimekko for Target Collection?