What to Buy at Banana Republic September 2020

When I stopped working with private styling clients to focus entirely on The Well Dressed Life, my idea was to offer the same advice and recommendations, just to a broader audience. One of the ways I do that is in our series, What to Buy at.

Here, I review every new arrival from some of your favorite retailers and highlight the best of the best. I consider price, fit, size range, quality, and, most important, the conversations we have in the comment section and our Private Facebook Group.

Because our goal is to create not only a classic, timeless wardrobe but also one that is versatile, you’ll see these items throughout the season, with the ideas to wear them several different ways. Think of this site as daily access to your own personal stylist. 

So to kick off the fall shopping season, let’s round up the best of the best at Banana Republic. 

What to Buy at Banana Republic

What to Buy at Banana Republic September 2020

 

Banana Republic has become one of my most favorite retailers. They offer an incredible selection of modern classic wardrobe staples at reasonable prices, in an inclusive size scale. I can always count on them to have precisely what I am looking for in styles cut for grown-ups without looking frumpy.

For September, I’m highlighting pieces you’ll wear now and throughout the season, perfect for work-from-home, in the office, and a casual weekend, that all mix and match together.

Joggers

Banana Republic joggers

 

Jogger, $55 

If there is one thing we can all probably agree on, it’s that 2020 is the year of the jogger pant. I ordered this super soft version last week in black and green. They are $55, in missy and petite sizes up to a XXL. Pair them with basic tees, cozy sweaters, slim lined sneakers or flats. 

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Silk and Cashmere Sweater

Banana Republic Silk Cashmere Sweater

Silk Cashmere Sweater, $38

This silk and cashmere blend sweater has been a long time reader fave, and is currently on sale for under $40. It’s a fantastic work-from-home basic that pairs beautifully with jeans or the joggers above. They are calling it “relaxed fit” which basically means it fits the way you want a sweater to fit, not too tight, with just enough room to move. 

Sizes are generous and the colors are perfect for the season. In addition to the red, I love the burgundy and dark green options. 

Wrinkle-Resistant Wrap

Banana Republic Wrap Dress

Wrap Dress, $78 

 

We love a few things around here: a leopard print, a wrap, and low maintenance dressing. This under $100 dress has it all. You have your choice of black, floral, or the above print, available in missy and tall sizes up to XXL

The fabric is wrinkle-resistant, so whether you have to travel to work or have long days on your feet, you’ll look pressed all day. 

And, props to BR for actually featuring models of all sizes; you can see this on a fuller figured model

Sweater Blazer

Banana Republic Sweater Blazer

Sweater Blazer, $97 

Readers are always searching for a piece like this. It’s not a blazer; it’s not a cardigan, it’s somewhere in between.
But once again, they are using a term that may turn you off. They are referring to it as “cropped,” but it’s not, at all. It merely hits at your waist.
Wear this over your favorite layering tank and a classic pair of trousers to the office, or add a scarf and some pretty jewelry for religious services on the weekend.

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It’s available in missy and petite up to a size XXL in black, grey, and burgundy (above).

Short Sleeve Cable-Knit

Banana Republic Cable Sweater

Cable Sweater, $62

I scooped this gorgeous sweater up in camel (above). It will be gorgeous with white jeans, dark jeans and boots, black pants, or even a faux leather skirt. 
Available in camel and red, in missy and petite up to a XXL

Utility Shirt

Banana Republic Utility Shirt

Utility Shirt, $55 

With the classic elements of a crisp collar shirt, this “utility shirt” ups the style factor by adding a high-low hem, tie waist, and front pocket detail. Another Zoom meeting option pair it with dark jeans or the Spanx Perfect Pants.

Available in missy, petite, and tall up to an XXL in four colors, including black and white.

Flight Jacket

Banana Republic Flight Jacket

 

Flight Jacket, $77 

I’ve been searching for a classic olive fall jacket to feature here for weeks with not luck. Sizes, or the style itself, were too limited on everything I found. Leave it to BR to create exactly what I wanted, in sizes missy and petite up to an XXL. 

The color goes with everything, the waist is pulled in to create a shape, and the price is right. You can wear it with everything, including with white jeans like I featured last week


 

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Recommendations are based on my experience as a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant for over a decade. I worked with busy, down-to-earth women who wanted to look chic and feel confident but were often confused by so much of retail. 

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What to Buy at Banana Republic September 2020

5 thoughts on “What to Buy at Banana Republic September 2020”

  1. Just snagged the cashmere sweater in gray and burgundy. Can’t believe they had it left in my size!! I don’t normally look at Banana Republic but I will from now on!! Great prices!!

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  2. Thank you! Could I ask you to go one step further? I have trouble envisioning and styling joggers for more than just casual wear. Could you do a “joggers for dummies” post about what to look for and how to style, head to toe, joggers for work wear? Your tutorials and explanations and examples are the best!!

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  3. I second the request for “joggers for dummies” lol! I have a similar pair that I picked up from Old Navy; so comfortable but I feel a bit stumped on how to use them for the fall & cooler temps. And, I’d love to see them styled for a casual work environment. I’m in public education & would love more ways to wear them at work. Thank you for these types of posts; your choices are so good!

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