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The Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook is Here in All It's London-Girl Glory

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The Thakoon for Kohl's lookbook is here and it's getting me really excited for fall. I just bought a slouchy Topshop coat and floppy felt hat during the Nordstrom sale so I was already planning on channeling my inner London girl when, bam, Thakoon Panichgul delivers a very of-the-moment-without-trying-too-hard collection for Kohl's DesigNation inspired by said iconic city.

The press kit tells us the Fall 2015 collab aims to capture the city's regal character through a romantic color palette and a wink of English iconography. The collection is both chic and accessible, and showcases Panichgul's signature style including menswear shirting details, an unexpected pairing of prints, and pieces meant to be layered."

My favorite piece from the collection based on the lookbook photos is the plaid vest but OMG it's $120 - a lot for Kohl's, although I guarantee it'll be on sale before you can say Milly for Kohl's.

Subtle standouts include a black jumpsuit ($98) with a mock capelet ($48, ok so it might be impossible to move your arms in one of these but I'll wait until I try it on to pass judgement), a pocket scarf with zipper ($48), a Liberty-esque print shirt for $54, and a fit-and-flare dress ($74).

There's a floral mixed-media dress that looks like a dress I owned in the '90s made from that velour burnout material, in which case I won't be partaking but he's got the '90s throwback vibe down.

My concern is there aren't enough special pieces in this collection to really draw a crowd. It's sophisticated but super tame, and a far cry from the designer's 2008 budget fashion collaboration with Target.

Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments!

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Thakoon for Kohl's DesigNation Lookbook Images via thebudgetbabe.com

Photo Credit: Kohl's
Comments
Re Kohls , I like a few of the pieces
I'd have to agree not much of anything special .
Btw do
You have the link to this I've tried looks in their site and it's not coming up for me , if like to get a jump start on fall .
#1 Elena on 2015-07-24 03:20 (Reply)
Cute pieces and I agree...love the plaid vest!
#2 Laura (Homepage) on 2015-07-24 07:22 (Reply)
I really do love the minimalist nature of the collection. Its up my alley, yet for some reason, I have a hard time shopping Kohls.

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#3 Heidi (Homepage) on 2015-07-26 22:38 (Reply)
I am loving the entire collection. And I have no problems shopping at kohls if they have something I like.
#4 Melissa on 2015-08-07 15:42 (Reply)
I saw at least 4 pieces that I really want (fringed cardigan, crown dress, houndstooth/roses dress, the rose print blouse) and two or three more that are also in the running (both pairs of pants). I think a few pieces will sell out. Funny you mentioned Topshop; that's exactly what I thought when I saw the look book. These collaborations are such a mixed bag--Elie Tahari and Catherine Malandrino were just spectacular whereas Derek Lam and Milly weren't that special. I ordered two pieces at full price because I wanted to make sure I got them. No, there won't be a line at 8am outside Kohls, but I think it will do well. Thank you for your wonderful site!
#5 Kate on 2015-09-05 23:14 (Reply)
i just tried these on in the napa store and i really like the quality of the collection...the shift dress, striped mix print button down, plaid vest and london sweater (very soft) are on my purchase list...
#6 nicole on 2015-09-10 20:16 (Reply)
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