Thank you to Banana Republic and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post.
While I have only been 40 for a few months, I feel like I have hit the ground running with a fresh fashion outlook. I did not say goodbye to my distressed denim or fash-leisure favorites, but I have said hello to a few classic investments. I usually recommend that you should invest in items that will work best with your lifestyle. If jeans and a tee is your go-to uniform, then great jeans would definitely be a smart purchase. If your wardrobe leans more towards office-appropriate, a great blazer may be on your bucket list. Ultimately, the most functional wardrobes starts with amazing basics. I have been strategically shopping for some classic pieces that work with my casual on-the-go style. A fun “pop” in the form of a statement shoe or a fun twist on a tee is always an easy way to add personality.
With spring in sight, a wardrobe refresh during the Banana Republic Semi Annual Friends & Family Event, where you can save 40% off your purchase, is always a great idea. With prices this good (and for a limited time),it is the perfect time to pick up some staple and show-stopping styles. No coded is needed, discount is taken at checkout! Some exclusions apply.
It’s hard to deny the perfect trench coat. It is lightly lined, has a slim silhouette, and all the essential details. The fabric is water-resistant to keep you feeling fresh on those gray days.
Can we talk about this loafer for a second. As soon as we finished photographing this look I walked into a local shop to grab lunch. I was stopped by several people who wanted to know more about my shoes. I am not usually a loafer girl, these are extremely soft and comfortable and the pop of color is an instant mood booster. I bought my normal size and would say if between you could go down.
I am always on the lookout for a great tee, but with a twist. I have seen this shoulder pad before and even though I was born in the 80s I wanted to make sure this trend had a modern twist. I love that you can wear this tee on its own or layered under a jacket. The shoulder pads are not overwhelming but add a sophisticated edge to this look.
I know I said that I haven’t yet ditched my distressed denim (and probably never will) I love the clean, classic look of these high rise slim jeans. The best part is that they come in tall and petite to fit a variety of heights.