Let’s get this out of the way--it’s pronounced “Tack-oon.” The designer is Thai-born and Omaha-raised, and was once an editor at Harper’s Bazaar. Now he makes pretty clothes for the runway, and--lucky us--for Target. Even Michelle Obama is a fan; she wore a Thakoon dress at the Democratic National Convention last summer. Thakoon for Target hit stores just yesterday, and I’m psyched to stock up on florals and stripes (and maybe even wear them together if I’m feeling ballsy). My favorite piece is this 100% cotton Cyber Floral Dress ($40); it's a nice representation of the vivid colors in the line. Explore the whole collection, which includes a ton of shibori patterns (like on this awesome cardigan) and retails for just $15-$45 per item.
(Okay, I had to look up “shibori,” so here’s what it means: shibori is an ancient Japanese dying technique where you clamp and bind the fabric so that the dye makes patterns but doesn’t fully penetrate the cloth. So, it’s kinda like tie-dying but way more complicated.)
Oh, and if you’re considering the leggings trend, this pair of pants from Jonathan Saunders for Target (on sale for less than $9 right now!) is a perfect way to ease into it. They fit like a glove, but they still feel like pants. I bought two pairs.