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Peter Pilotto for Target: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

In a word, Peter Pilotto's Target wearables are loud.
In a word, Peter Pilotto's Target wearables are loud.
Courtesy of Target

If intense pattern clashing, saturated florals, and squint-worthy brights are your thing, then the Peter Pilotto capsule collection for Target will fit in nicely with your likely kaleidoscopic wardrobe. Out February 9, the nearly 70-piece spring set includes swimwear, dresses, skirts, and accessories, most of which cost less than $60. The color palette includes greens, blues, reds, and oranges, often combined with maximum contrast.

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Not only will Target and the big-box retailer's website vend the discount pieces from the London design duo, which includes the brand's namesake, Peter Pilotto, and Christopher De Vos, but Net-A-Porter will also have a selection of the items available for international shoppers.

Of course, not all shoppers will want every piece in the collection. Here's a breakdown of what we're already coveting, what we straight-up hate, and what's just-plain ugly.

Here are our favorite pieces from the Peter Pilotto for Target capsule.
Here are our favorite pieces from the Peter Pilotto for Target capsule.
Courtesy of Target

The Good With focused palettes and beautiful shapes, these three Pilotto pieces are the most approachable, wearable, and least likely to make you look like Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath tripping on Ecstasy in unfortunate neon. Quite the contrary, Pilotto's use of highlighter yellow and black with cornflower blue and mint make for the most refined color combinations of the collection, particularly when used on the long-sleeved structured dress and the lightweight cardigan. To wear the collection's brash reds and oranges, we suggest snagging accessories adorned in the hot tones like these round-frame sunglasses.

 

Sadface.
Sadface.
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The Bad We're not mad. We're just disappointed. These two Pilotto designs are almost acceptable. Alas. Despite a lovely shape, the dress features puked-up florals criss-crossed over Beetlejuice stripes. Clothing that requires Dramamine if you're to look at yourself in the mirror is not clothing. It's fashion torture. Less torturous is this blazer. But its strange color-blocking, '80s working mom lines, and sad, fat belt hurt our style-conscious hearts.

Don't do it.
Don't do it.
Courtesy of Target

The Ugly If you're out of pull-ups, the romper is rarely a good sartorial call. Our call? Any grown woman who chooses to sport the trippy Technicolor atrocity that is this pair of patterned shortalls should probably get her eyesight checked. Accompanying this onesie in the ugly department is a dress that's both baffling and hideous. A flared skirt flits away from a high-necked floral explosion that's hard to imagine on anyone but an imaginary surfer alien.

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