Two weeks ago fashion lovers across the nation sat staring at their laptops at 3 am awaiting the highly anticipated release of the Christopher John Rogers x Target designer dress collection. And yes I was one of those people, yes it was worth it, and yes I would absolutely do it again in the name of fashion. The collection which dropped on May 16 was a part of the second installment of Target’s Designer Dress Collection. Through this collaboration the popular retail store partners with some of our most beloved designers to create collections of beautiful dresses at an equally beautiful pricepoint.

This year the standout designer and 2019 CFDA/ Vogue Fashion fund recipient delivered a collection that included an array of vibrant and colorful dresses that are perfect for the summer season. In true CJR fashion, the designs are bold, beautiful, and joyful all of which are feeling that we could use some more of. And luckily I was able to get my hands on a couple.  I recently got my dresses in the mail and was so excited to wear them, I decided I’d go ahead and style some looks. 

Christopher John Rogers x Target

Now it’s quite clear that this dress can speak for itself. There’s not much more one could add to make it any more beautiful, but I tried my best. The great thing about a dress as colorful as this one is the ability to play around with accessories. You can keep it simple or have a little fun. I chose that latter, pairing it with a pair of turquoise blue mules from To bring out the blue and yellow flower on the dress. Then, I simply added some gold jewelry et voila!

 And trust me I know jeans under dress might dredge up some cringeworthy early 2000s thoughts, but this is a look I can get behind!Inspired by the beautiful @londongirlinnyc pairing this dress with a pair of jeans was just amazing. I chose to keep the shoes simple with a classic pair of white strappy heels and white sunglasses. And then throw on a cute straw hat because why not? Though an unexpected way to wear this dress, this is definitely a statement look. We love to see it!

Lastly, this pink dress is absolutely stunning. Perfect for a casual daytime look that can just as quickly be dressed up for a night out. The bold striped design makes this dress easy to style. I chose to keep it simple with a pair of Black booties and a belt to cinch the waist and finished it off with some black sunnies!

These are just two of the dresses from the Christopher John Rogers x Target collection but I most definitely will be trying to get my hands on some more, and you should too! Luckily, they are still available to shop online and in select Target stores so don’t miss out.

Photos by: @dr.tyranicole