Shopping the chains, part 2: Banana Republic
I used to really love Banana Republic—around 2003 or so, I thought the brand could do no wrong. They were always on trend, and turned out cool, often bright pieces with good prints at a decent price. But they lost their way some time ago, and I can’t recall the last time I was in one of their stores. So I was pleased to find a number of pretty good pieces on their site the other day, including this short-sleeved sweater, which is so preppy/French girl.
A simple t-shirt dress with a strategically placed twist keeps things flattering.
This navy V-neck sweater is made from a combination of silk and cashmere, which means it’s probably a nice, lightweight choice for spring.
I like that the tie on this tank top is off to the side, which is just a bit cooler than if it were front and center.
This cami has just the shadow of a print, which is kind of lovely.
This striped shirt would look so chic with a pair of skinny black trousers.
Just a simple top with slightly flared sleeves to throw on whenever.
A pink blazer is a fun and unexpected choice, and would look great with graphic tees.
The wash on this denim jacket is so satisfyingly dark.
This pink-and-white striped shirt has a nice, slouchy cut.