Banana Republic is experiencing a style rebirth. While the quality is not what it once was (all the mid-price retailers are on the downslope where quality is concerned), I’ve capitalized on several 40%-off sales this fall and been happy with every single purchase. Here are a few of the pieces from their current line that caught my eye.
Heritage Sweater Sleeve Duffle Coat ($275)
This coat is so chic it hurts. It’s the perfect thing to finish out this season and wear next winter. I also love this textured blue coat with a cocoon shape.
Black Jersey Pencil Skirt ($79 + 50%-off with code BRYOU)
This ruched pencil skirt is perfect for evening events, or wear it with a slouchy tee on the weekends. Looking for something for work? This slightly long Sloan-fit skirt is fantastic.
Printed Crepe Cutout Dress ($150 + 50%-off with code BRYOU)
This breezy cocktail dress will be in my closet by week’s end, and I am so excited. It’s fun, flirty, and perfect with a black jacket. For a sleeker choice, do not miss the neckline on this black sheath dress.
Hartford Leather Satchel ($250)
This bag is a storage dream. It has two exterior pockets, internal storage, and pockets for cell phones and coins. The cross body strap is always appreciated.
Pieced Silk Blouse ($98)
The soft hue of this blouse is sublime. It also comes in black or ivory. It’s a bit more sheer than I would like, but that’s what camisoles are for. I also like this long silk tunic to wear over skinny jeans.
Unique, Professional Shoes
Makayla Mid-Heel Pump ($128)
This might be the ideal spring/summer shoe. This snakeskin pump is pure perfection. Prefer a flat? This Amirah flat mixes black and a brushstroke print for a fantastic casual/business casual shoe.
Versatile Work Dresses
Ruched Grey Dress ($110)
I bought this dress for my brother’s girlfriend, who is a teacher. If you buy it in your regular size, it’s going to be a little va-va-voom. Go up a size for a work appropriate choice. For another work option, I like the black and white geometric print on this Gemma wrap dress.