Finally Friday

green utility vest + leopard print loafers + Ditto sunglass rental RayBans | Style On Target

Today’s fun highlights:

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Five for Friday, Vol. 176 – Gimme the Gingham

five for friday gingham spring 2017 | Style On Target blog

It’s not officially spring, until I throw some gingham onto this blog.

So here I am doing my part to save humanity from winter. You can thank me later.

ps. This gingham cardigan is also a great piece for spring (and super affordable)!

3 Jackets You Need This Spring

The joke about Indiana weather goes like this…if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes. Because it’s bound to change.

As a girl who has lived in Indiana for 25-ish years and who knows a thing or two about jacket weather (and parka weather and no-jacket weather and everything in between), let me tell you about the three jackets that you need this spring.

Because if it’s too warm for one of them…then it’s cold enough for another! ;)

1. THE FIELD/UTILITY JACKET

merona utility jacket + black and white stripe tee + loft jeans + vintage coach purse | Style On Target blogblue and white stripe tee + green utility jacket + loft jeans + beige scallop flats; casual fall outfit | Style On Target bloggreen utility jacket + black dress + scallop flats + cognac coach crossbody purse; casual fall outfit | Style On Target

This is the piece you need, but don’t think that you need. Sure, everyone has a denim jacket and a trench coat on their “must have items list,” but the utility jacket is every bit as classic…and even more functional! Want to know why?

POCKETS!

Seriously, guys. I can’t even explain how much use I have gotten out of utility jackets and their pockets, especially when traveling!

They also add a lot of texture and interest to an otherwise basic outfit. Take away the utility jacket in the outfits above, and I’m essentially wearing a striped tee and jeans or a basic black dress. Kinda of boring, but not with an added layer and dash of army green!

Utility jacket for the double win!

2. THE TRENCH COAT

trench coat + Target stripe tee + Michael Kors purse + Loft jeans; Style On Target; spring casual outfittan J.crew chateau coat + Gap blue white stripe blouse + red Loft sunglasses + Loft jeans + Target suede d'orsay flats + red J.Crew purse; casual spring outfit | Style On Target blogtrench coat + cream cable sweater + Loft jeans + Target navy ballet flats | Style On Target blog

Because Europeans are never wrong about three things: cheese, wine, and trench coats. My favorite being cheese, but since today’s post is all about jackets…I better stay on topic!

This is the ideal spring weather jacket…especially when it’s real spring! Aka when it’s too crisp in the morning that you still need an extra layer to get you from Point A to Point B! I clearly favor pairing my trenches with blue (see all the example photos above), but the beauty of a classic beige trench is that it goes with EVERYTHING!

Seeeeeeee….those Europeans really do know what they’re talking about!

3. THE DENIM JACKET

black tee + black grid print pants Old Navy + denim jacket + yellow purse + superga sneakers | Style On Target blogold navy city tee + denim jacket + red Loft skirt + stripe espadrilles | Style On Target bloggrid print black and white dress + jean jacket + black coach purse; casual fall outfit | Style On Target blog

Ahhhh the denim jacket.

I can’t pick a favorite from this group of three. But if I ABSOLUTELY had to…it would be this denim jacket. Specifically this one from Target (which I got last season – but this one is super duper similar and also from Target).

Because like a good pair of jeans, a perfect denim jacket can take you everywhere. I wear mine constantly from spring to fall and barely take a break from it (just long enough to wash it). It’s perfect with dresses, skirts, and patterned pants. I’ve also seen people wear it with other denim items, but I’m not brave/cool enough to do that….yet.

And that’s your top three…now you just have to check the weather forecast to see which one best fits your city. I’ll be wearing all three (probably all at once), knowing the weather here in Indiana! ;)

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 176 – Print Mixing for Dummies

What I Wish I Wore, Vol. 176 - Print Mixing for Dummies | Style On Target blog

Print mixing for dummies is today’s lesson…not that you’re a dummy (you are most definitely NOT), but I’ll be making it really easy today. Or more accurately, this skirt will make it really easy.

Take one set of stripes and pair it with the prettiest floral print skirt EVER (red, white, and blue forever, folks). Make sure they have like colors (here they both have white and navy).

Add in a classic denim jacket to ground the “craziness” of print mixing (you say crazy, Mom…I say fun) and keep the rest of your look in the same color palette as your patterned pieces. Easy peasy, lemon-squeezy.

10 Things Tuesday (3.21.17)

J.Crew black sweater blazer + Loft floral print shell + black Old Navy skirt + Target black heels; spring work outfit | Style On Target blogJ.Crew black sweater blazer + Loft floral print shell + black Old Navy skirt + Target black heels; spring work outfit | Style On Target blogJ.Crew black sweater blazer + Loft floral print shell + black Old Navy skirt + Target black heels; spring work outfit | Style On Target blogJ.Crew black sweater blazer + Loft floral print shell + black Old Navy skirt + Target black heels; spring work outfit | Style On Target blogJ.Crew black sweater blazer + Loft floral print shell + black Old Navy skirt + Target black heels; spring work outfit | Style On Target blogJ.Crew black sweater blazer + Loft floral print shell + black Old Navy skirt + Target black heels; spring work outfit | Style On Target blogJ.Crew black sweater blazer + Loft floral print shell + black Old Navy skirt + Target black heels; spring work outfit | Style On Target blogJ.Crew black sweater blazer + Loft floral print shell + black Old Navy skirt + Target black heels; spring work outfit | Style On Target blog

Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. I can almost guarantee that these beautiful Gap printed espadrilles will sell out…because they’re affordable and gorgeous!
  2. Blogger love of the week: Jessica from Here & Now is back to blogging, and I’m so happy she’s back. Love this double stripe combo look, because the only thing better than stripes…is more stripes!
  3. These baby blue suede loafers are the prettiest things ever (and yes, Elvis probably sung that song about them).
  4. Victoria Beckham’s collection is coming to Target in April (April 9 to be exact), and the lookbook (here) was released last week! I’m actually pretty meh about the collection in general, though of course, I loved this bee print shirt, because I’m a sucker for an graphic animal print. What are your thoughts on the styles? Let me know in the comments!
  5. This purse was made for me…too bad I’m on a self-imposed purse-buying-ban. Le sigh.
  6. All the heart-eye emojis for this blue/white gingham dress. So classic and pretty!
  7. Trying the best brunch in every state? Yes, I’d like to make that my new bucket list! Check out the full list here, and see if you agree with their pick for your state! I’ve only been to the Indiana one once (though I have also tried and loved the Kentucky pick), and it was forever ago, so I guess I need to make another trip soon!
  8. I love the embroidered saying graphic tee trend and just might have to scoop up this navy tee!
  9. J.Crew created its own holiday for March 31…National Stripes Day! And you better bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be celebrating!
  10. Target has so many great new watches out there! I love this marble face one, this pretty floral print one, and this colorful striped one! And they’re so affordable that you could buy all three…you know if you have time on your hands! ;) #dadjoke

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