Banana Republic Has Come Out of its Shell Just in Time for Summer

Banana Republic has always been a no-brainer when it comes to clothing that can transition from the office to your happy hour hot-spot. 

This season though, the brand is better and bolder than ever and to celebrate this we’re giving away two $100 gift cards (see form below).    

The go-to store for everything workday-related has restyled their traditional work product into versatile everyday (even Sunday) looks.

Inspired by our insatiable urge to travel and the spirit of a journey – ‘cause it doesn’t get more ‘summer’ than that – the Summer Collection is the first from Banana Republic’s new creative director, Marissa Webb.

It features a palette that’s inspired by the open road (blue skies, grey roads, green signs, and coral sunrises) and easy, softly worn fabrics, with no shortage of effortless linen. It’s infused with hues of olive and gold and (practically) 50 shades of blue – with cobalt making a major appearance.

With an emphasis on a lived-in aesthetic, the focus of the collection is also on rediscovering the ingredients of the brand’s iconic heritage and making them come to life in a modern way. The pieces are perfect for summer travel, patio sessions, and work functions.

The summer collection is full of bright floral separates, ripped jeans, edgy accessories, and both short skirts for a night on the town, and longer (but still super fun) ones for the office.

The guys have all types of shorts to choose from, and no shortage of shirts and layering pieces that are appropriate for both the office, a first date, or ‘on a boat’ with buddies.

Basically, Banana Republic is definitely back on our radar – and on the radar of some of the most stylish south of the border, courtesy of its first New York Fashion Week appearance in February.

Here are some of our favourite looks from the fresh new 2015 Collection:

For Brunch with the Babes:
For Exploring City Streets:
For that Sexy Summer Date: 
For the St. Tropez-Bound Jet-Setter:
For the Ultimate Sunday Funday:
For the Definition of Business Casual:
For Drinks with Coworkers:
For Spring Fridays at the Office:
Score your favourite look for yourself – the collection is available in-store and online now through July 2015.

And don’t forget, you have the chance to win a $100 gift card to Banana Republic. You just need to be a subscriber (if you’re not, you can sign up here), and to fill out the form below.


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