Tracy Feith For Target: Bright And Short With Only A Few What Was He Thinkings
May 18, 2009
If my Target is any indication, then Tracy Feith’s new offering for the GO International line is already a huge hit. Sitting next to full racks of Mossimo and Converse spring staples, the TF racks were decimated, with just a few items left. Feith, a surfer dude with an eye for bold floral prints and flirty silhouettes, kept his aesthetic rolling for the budget experiment, and the results were mostly good with one or two missteps.
Overall, a cute collection that definitely caters to the younger crowd, or at least to those who are young at heart with a great set of gams.
The Hooded Pullover ($25) makes a perfect beach cover-up in lightweight linen – plus it has a hood for extra sun protection. The flowing, A-line skirt on the black Strapless Dress ($45) gives it a dress up/dress down versatility. I also like the heart-shaped bodice, which lends a sweetness to the neckline.
The oversized flowers and color combos of the Canvas Print Skirt in Hawaiian Floral ($30) reminded me of a 70s muumuu at first glance, but this piece was actually adorable in person. The skirt has a nice weight, and a back zip with a bling-worthy TF pull. Paired with a white tank and gold sandals, this would be a great summer outfit.
Remember those missteps? I stared for a long time at the black Bloomer Shorts ($30), wondering who would be wearing these. Elastic around the thigh area is always dodgy even for the thinnest legs. Quality was my main issue with the Nylon Ripstop Jacket ($40). It looked intriguing from a distance – bright colors, fun hoodie – but as I got closer, it sort of morphed into a shoddy windbreaker that had shrunk in the dryer.