5 Essential Wardrobe Pieces for Fall

Yesterday when I listed where I purchased a few of my wardrobe pieces, I mentioned that Banana Republic sometimes runs a 40% off sale. Lo and behold, look what I found in my inbox this morning!

Starting 10/3, 40% off women’s apparel + 30% off men’s styles and accessories at Banana Republic! Use code BRNEWFALL. Ends 10/6. Restrictions apply.

It’s not unusual to find them running 25-30% off, or even 40% off one item, but when they run 40% off all their women’s apparel, it’s time to stock up! Ironically, this is the second time they’ve gone 40% off this season, so you can check out a post I wrote for the BR sale a few weeks ago as most of those products are probably still available. (Also, note that the men’s styles are 30% off — still a great deal if you want to shop for your man.)

Here are a few MORE items that you might want to consider if you’re looking to update your fall wardrobe!

5 Essential Wardrobe Pieces for Fall

1. Utility Jacket

This green Utility Jacket is quickly becoming one of my favorite pieces this season. It’s so versatile, and the military/utility trend is really hot right now.

Green Utility Jacket

I’ve already worn this jacket a few times. I especially love it with this outfit.

Green Utility Jacket and Toms Desert Booties with Coral Multi Scarf

2. Boyfriend Sweater

I got a lot of comments on my mustard yellow boyfriend sweater yesterday. Banana has their own version that they are calling a military cardigan. You can wear this with everything from jeans to dress pants to dresses, and they come in four versatile colors. None are quite as notable as the mustard yellow, I will admit, but if you want a basic black or tan that will go with everything, this is a smart purchase.

Military Cardigan3. Pencil Skirt

The pencil skirt never really went out of style, but they were hard to find for a while. Well, they’re BACK! Now’s the time to stock up. I absolutely love this style of skirt because it’s the most flattering for me. BR has a TON to choose from. Take a look!

pencil skirts at Banana Republic

from left to right: Blue Bow Skirt (this is a fun one!); Geo Dot Mini (if you like minis); Boucle Zip Pencil Skirt (I love the evergreen and hot pink but it also comes in a basic black.)

4. Silky Blouse

These are perfect to pair with one of the pencil skirts above. OR they look great with a pair of jeans for a fun dressy/casual vibe. This leaf print shirred blouse is just an example. BR has a ton of cute blouses to choose from for every style aesthetic.

leaf print shirred blouse

5. Animal Print

Animal print anything is hot right now and instantly upgrades a plain outfit.

How about an animal print scarf?

Animal Print Scarf

And I have this leopard belt on my short list right now.

leopard belt

I love these Maisie Wedge pumps.

Maisie Wedge Pumps

And the Ashley Bow Flat.

ashley bow flat

And the Carlie Pointed Toe Flat.

Carlie Pointed toe Flat in Snakeskin

Okay, you get the idea!

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  1. says

    I love that utility jacket! I might have to invest in one of those. I also think that boyfriend cardigans look so comfy yet still put together. I haven’t found one yet that I think works on me but I want to! :)

  2. Megan says

    The. Maisie wedge is calling my name and it just because it is called the Maisie. :) I’m going to check the site out. I wonder if cardholders get an additional discount…

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