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Let’s go over the classic Target run; we all know the drill. It begins with necessity (ex: ran out of toilet paper) but somehow always ends with a cart filled with a myriad of $US3 sheet masks, cheap leggings, some family-sized bags of candy, and a mug emblazoned with some adorable, albeit cheesy, motivational mantra. These are just some of the products you know you can always count on to find at Target: household basics, snacks, budget beauty essentials, etc. You probably don’t consider your Target run as an opportunity to stock up on a curated work wardrobe full of fashion-forward finds. That is, until now.
Prologue is Target’s answer to the modern, everyday woman’s search for trendy, but still timeless, pieces at prices that they can feel good about. It’s a new brand that aims to make the curated, minimalist look more accessible with a range of classic pieces that have modern twists, all under $US50.
While Target has released a number of more fashion-forward in-house brands over the past year, Prologue is the go-to for pieces that nail the intersection of workwear and fashion. Its pieces can seamlessly transition from work to weekend, and along with the affordable price tags, all Prologue pieces come in sizes 0-16, though many items go up to size 26. There are currently 95 pieces in the collection and they’re designed specifically for easy mixing and matching; just take a look at the photos to see how many stylish combinations can be made.
Check out our favourite chic styles from Prologue:
A timeless tweed overcoat with modern flair
Throw an overcoat on top of any outfit to instantly create a more put-together look. With textured tweed, an oversized fit, and a classic black and white herringbone pattern, this jacket will up the ante on any outfit, and it’s hard to believe it’s only fifty bucks.
A simple and sophisticated button-down blouse
A collared, button-down blouse is a workwear basic everyone needs in their wardrobe. Made of a lightweight crepe weave, this one works great on its own or layered under a heavier sweater for versatile looks all year round.
A plaid blazer perfect for dressing up or down
A blazer is a workwear essential, but pair it with a t-shirt and jeans and you’re in street-style territory. This slouchy fit in a neutral plaid pattern is super trendy for fall and makes a great outer layer for brisker days.
A neutral, but bold jumpsuit
This jumpsuit combines all the comfort and ease of a one-piece outfit with the power style of a pantsuit. The long sleeves and collar keep this piece sophisticated, while still making a statement.
A fresh take on a wrap skirt
With an asymmetrical hem and crisp lines throughout, this skirt epitomizes minimalist, modern style. The knee length is great for work, but looks just as cool paired with sneakers and a t-shirt.
A runway-ready midi dress
No matter the season, we love the high-end look of this faux leather dress. With a v-neck and knee-length, you can wear this dress alone or with a white T-shirt and heels for a fun weekend look, and when Monday comes around, pair this over a turtleneck or light sweater for a work-appropriate getup.
A pair of comfortable and classic work pants
An elastic waistband and stretchy ponte knit fabric may make these pants feel like pajamas, although they certainly look much classier. The mid-rise, cropped silhouette is just as universally flattering as it is sophisticated.
An easy, comfortable top with a minimal twist
Just slip on this pullover for a relaxed look with minimal effort. The mock neck and elastic waistband differentiate this top from the sea of pullovers, and make it look decidedly more modern.
A tank top that nails the day-to-night look
This little camisole in a satin finish can be an outfit all on its own when paired with jeans for a night out. Wear the tank with a plaid blazer and trousers to add some texture and break up the pattern, and you have a chic outfit for work.
A trendy take on the little black dress
Every woman needs a day-to-night black dress in her closet. This one stands out with a relaxed shape and belting detail that cinches the waist. It’s an outfit on its own, but can easily be dressed up or down with accessories, making it a great find for all occasions.
A basic, but necessary layering essential
This is an undeniably simple pick, but that’s what makes it great. A soft wool blend and basic mock-neck style make this a wardrobe essential that you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again.
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