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Banana Republic New Arrivals: 4 Outfits Styled for You

When looking for elegant, quality basics with beautiful details, one retailer immediately jumps to mind. Today, in my Styled for You series, I’m spotlighting Banana Republic! 

Are you a fan of Banana Republic? It’s always been one of my favorite places to shop, but it’s changed a little, hasn’t it?  It’s always had a utilitarian Indiana Jones undertone, with lots of neutrals and basics, but it was also always overflowing with many colorful prints, bright colors, and fun styles. There were always lots of sales too!

Then, a couple of years ago, Banana Republic rebranded. They pared down their stores, refined their offerings, upped their prices, and returned to their Safari-inspired roots.

I have to admit I don’t shop there as much as I used to, but when I do, I love what I get! Banana Republic uses luxurious fabrics and has excellent craftsmanship. The store feels more high-end, and prices have definitely gone up.  Their clothes are not the kind of thing I’d wear sitting at home on my computer, but I do think their cashmere sweaters, silk blouses, and tailored trousers are gorgeous for when you are going somewhere and need to look casual but effortlessly chic. Have a look.

 

 

satin blouse | jeans | coat | booties | bag | earrings

Satin Blouse

Satin Blouses used to be an evening dress-up look, but now satin-by-day is a regular thing. You could easily wear this stunning fuschia blouse with a pair of Banana Republic wide-leg trousers to work on Casual Fridays. Banana Republic also has really beautiful accessories. I’ve worn their shoes and love their jewelry. These suede booties are very mod-looking and, combined with this tweedy bag, make beautiful accents to this look.

 

 

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sweater | cargo pants | belt | mules | bag | earrings

Chic Cargos

Cargo pants are synonymous with the Banana Republic brand. This pair is quite chic with the slender fit and tapered legs.  I’ve paired it with a top I see everywhere in slightly different versions: a long-sleeved, ribbed knit polo top. Banana Republic makes it fashion-forward with bell sleeves. The cutest whipstitch bag, comfy suede mules, and cute earrings make this a very stylish weekend look.

 

 

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dress | coat | booties | bag | sunglasses | necklace

Silky Dress

I notice that Banana Republic has a lot of silky, slinky dresses. This is one of their best sellers. True to its roots, it’s simple, understated, and luxurious and looks fabulous paired with chic suede booties, a faux croc bag, cool gold jewelry, and this amazing long black cashmere coat.

 

 

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sweater | jeans | booties | bag | earrings

Ribbed Knit Tee

Here’s a cute piece that is an excellent quality basic and a definite yes for me. I love a rich burgundy ribbed neck tee that is very comfortable and versatile. Wear it as is with a pair of straight-leg jeans (Banana Republic makes the best jeans) or under one of the many fabulous blazers at Banana. ( I own this camel one; it is quality all the way!) Suede lug sole booties and this suede boho bag add texture and a cozy vibe.

 

 

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Let me know what you think of Banana Republic lately. Do you like to shop there, and what are your favorite finds from this brand?

***Canadian shoppers- Banana Republic has a separate Canadian site so to shop you will have to go to here!

Want to find more great places to shop over 40,50,60+? Check out these posts from my Styled for You Series.

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