Tuesday, December 21, 2010
William Rast For Target
I must admit that when I had first heard about this pairing back in July I was more than thrilled. I love the lines normally rugged, yet feminine style. After eagerly awaiting this collection for a little over 5 months now, I finally made it to Target to check out the collection in person.
1. William Rast for Target® Woven Embellished Tank in Light Gray - $26.99
2. William Rast for Target® Plaid Button-Down in Green/Gray - $34.99
3. William Rast for Target® Tank in Gray - $16.99
I liked the fit of the gray embellished tank, in fact, this ended up being my favorite item from the line. I didn't necessarily love the polyester material though. The other two tops I wasn't that impressed with. The button down plaid shirt wasn't my favorite, as it was made of very thin cotton and I worried that it would fall apart after the first wash. Also, I am little over plaid at this point. The most comfortable top was the gray logo tank, however I wasn't very impressed overall look of this tank. I thought it looked rather cheap, but for only $16.99 I guess it is. It might be okay with a black cardigan over the top, or perhaps tucked into a skirt. Not surprisingly, where I was impressed was in the denim pieces.
Bootcut Jeans in Dark Wash, which are $49.99. In terms of fit and quality, this pair did not disappoint. I normally buy from the regular, more expensive William Rast denim line, and the fit of this pair was very similar. So, too was the length, but being only 5'4, I expect to hem all my pants. These fit very true to size (for reference I tried on the size 26).
Bootcut Jeans in Medium Wash, which are also $49.99. These too fit pretty well, however I personally like the darker wash better as it is a more versatile color, allowing you to wear them casually for day or more dressed up for night.
Unfortunately, I actually didn't end up buying anything from this collection. In the end I felt like I already owned items similar to the entire line of plaid shirts, embellished tanks, and logo t's. The droopy fabric and flimsy construction left me underwhelmed. I did like the denim though and I would recommend this to those that are on a budget. I would also recommend buying some of the pieces online since the selection there seems to be a little better than in the store. If the pieces don't fit, you can always take them back to your local Target.