Missoni for Target Open Cardigan

Each week Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: This Missoni for Target open cardigan has alternating navy and teal zigzags. It's a great find from this limited collection because the knit showcases the design house's signature textile pattern.

Where: Tempe Marketplace's Target, in a rack of randoms. Randoms! It was shoved in between clearance items, and what looked like items other shoppers had taken to the fitting rooms but not wanted to buy.

Cost: $49.99 (now going for around $130 on Amazon)

Style this sweater after the jump.

Style It: Since the sweater should be the centerpiece of the ensemble, keep the rest of the outfit quiet. Below, we've styled it as a comfortable, on-the-go day look, pairing the long cardi with a lightweight modal and silk-blend tank top from Kain (making it airy and wearable during this unpredictabale summer-fall season), Ralph Lauren Black label jersey pants with leather trim, and Chloe's large Marcie tote. Micheal Kors mocs give a nod to Missoni's love of whimsy prints, while the pale blue Hermes notebook and the Alexander McQueen ring round out the quirky yet grounded look.

Styling the Missoni for Target Cardigan

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