16 of the best things to buy at Banana Republic

Sarah Vincelette
·8 min read
16 of the best things to buy at Banana Republic
16 of the best things to buy at Banana Republic

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As spring gets closer and we begin to switch out boots for sandals and sweaters for sleeveless tops, you might be looking to freshen up your wardrobe. Luckily, Banana Republic has you covered. As one of the Gap, Inc., brands, Banana Republic is like the big sister to Gap and Old Navy, filled with endlessly chic looks from casual to nighttime to even workwear.

While the brand has always been on the up-and-up for accessible fashion, Banana Republic recently launched its True Hues women’s line, a range of beautiful basics like tank tops, slips, and bodysuits that feature an inclusive color spectrum for virtually every shade of nude, and an array of fresh spring items.

With so much to discover, we took the liberty of picking out the 16 best things to check out from Banana Republic, so you know what’s actually worth it.

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1. This turtleneck sweater dress

Perfect for work, or a night out
Perfect for work, or a night out

What’s better than a dress made of soft Merino wool? A dress made of Merino wool that you don’t even have to dry clean. This turtleneck number is warm, stylish, and machine washable. It’s ideal for those transitional spring days where it’s not too hot or too cold and would look amazing paired with statement earrings and a blazer. Reviewers say the relaxed fit is flattering and they love that they can wear it through the seasons.

Get the Washable Merino Turtleneck Sweater Dress from Banana Republic for $110.99

2. This essential tee

Essential is right! These t-shirts come in a wide variety of nude tones
Essential is right! These t-shirts come in a wide variety of nude tones

Great for layering or wearing on its own, this t-shirt (part of the True Hues line) comes in 11 shades of nude and ranges from size XXS to XXL. Made from cotton, Tencel, and spandex, it’s super soft and has a second-skin fit for ultimate comfort and versatility. One reviewer makes note of its longer fit, which makes it ideal for tucking into jeans, skirts, or other bottoms without worrying about it riding up.

Get the Essential Layering T-shirt from Banana Republic for $34.50

3. This moisture-wicking shirt

Tech-Stretch cotton makes sure you stay cool and refreshed all day or night
Tech-Stretch cotton makes sure you stay cool and refreshed all day or night

Goodbye, sweat stains! This slim fit button-down not only looks sharp, but it’s made from Tech-Stretch cotton that’s moisture-wicking and quick-drying, so when the weather heats up you’ll stay perfectly dry. Plus, it has just the right amount of stretch to keep you comfortable and relaxed. Available in lots of colors and patterns, like red gingham and pink stripes, there’s one for every occasion.

Get the Slim-Fit Tech-Stretch Cotton Shirt from Banana Republic for $89.50

4. These best-selling shorts

Perfect for the warmer months
Perfect for the warmer months

With more than 100 reviews and a near-perfect 5-star rating, these shorts have it all. Made from Core Tech fabric, they dry quickly, resist wrinkles, and even regulate body heat, so you stay perfectly comfortable all day long. Reviewers note the super comfortable stretch quality of the fabric, plus how they look good dressed up or down. Colors like gray, khaki, and navy make it versatile for many outfits.

Get the 7” Core Temp Short from Banana Republic for $69.50

5. These fade-resistant pants

These versatile pants are highly-rated among reviewers
These versatile pants are highly-rated among reviewers

There’s no better pair of pants to wear out and about this summer than the Traveler Pant. They’re made out of specially engineered Italian cotton, which allows you to look sharp while staying totally comfortable, plus the classic design can be paired with tons of versatile looks. With more than 1,900 5-star reviews, you won’t be alone in making these your go-to pants.

Get the Slim Traveler Pant from Banana Republic for $68

6. This satin slip dress

Glamorous yet classic
Glamorous yet classic

Sexy, flattering, and oh-so-silky soft, this bias-cut midi dress can take you from day to evening in the blink of an eye (and a shoe change). Reviewers love that the fabric feels luxurious and form-fitting in just the right places. Its three color choices (black, cranberry, and chestnut brown) all have a beautiful hammered-satin sheen, plus a racerback and scoop neck for a simple pull-on fit.

Get the Bias-Cut Satin Slip Dress from Banana Republic for $82.99

7. This neutral take on a denim jacket

Spruce up any look with this neutral jacket
Spruce up any look with this neutral jacket

We often see denim jackets in various shades of blue, so these cardon green and ecru white versions caught our eye immediately. Even more, the design gives us total “shacket” vibes (a cross between a shirt and a jacket), which we adore. While it’s made from sturdy denim, there’s also a tinge of stretch to the fabric and three large pockets to keep all your essentials close.

Get the Denim Trucker Jacket from Banana Republic for $98.50

8. This highly-reviewed beanie

Adding a beanie makes any outfit look cooler
Adding a beanie makes any outfit look cooler

At first glance, a beanie might just look like any old hat, but it’s one accessory that can really pull a look together. Take this Recycled Cashmere Beanie: it’s made from super soft and warm cashmere yarn that fits snug on your head (but not too tight). Reviewers rave about its comfy material that feels light enough to wear in the warmer months, as well as winter.

Get the Recycled Cashmere Beanie from Banana Republic for $89

9. These wide-leg jeans

The wide leg jean is in right now
The wide leg jean is in right now

Spring calls for cropped styles and light wash denim. Luckily, these jeans have both. Plus, they even feature a modern and stylish wide-leg design, which is so in right now. The denim has a bit of stretch to it, making them feel like they’ve been broken in just for you. One reviewer noted that they’re as “comfortable as pajamas,” while another advised that “if you’re on the fence, order them!”

Get the High-Rise Wide-Leg Cropped Jean from Banana Republic for $95

10. This flowy jumpsuit

Ideal for comfort and style, reviewers love this jumpsuit
Ideal for comfort and style, reviewers love this jumpsuit

Endlessly chic and versatile, this jumpsuit is perfect for those spur of the moment plans or for when you need something that’s both casual and dressy. Basically, it’s the ideal outfit for all occasions. A crew-neck sleeveless top is perfect for layering accessories over while the tie-waist cinches at just the right place for an elegant silhouette. Best of all, it’s wrinkle-resistant, which means you won’t have to fear those dreaded thighbrow wrinkles after sitting down (if you know, you know).

Get the Sandwash Cropped Wide-Leg Jumpsuit from Banana Republic for $72

11. These breathable joggers

These cult favorite joggers can be worn anywhere
These cult favorite joggers can be worn anywhere

Going for a run or just running some errands? Either way, these joggers will become your go-to choice. From being water-resistant to having a four-way stretch and multiple pockets (both zippered and not), their many attributes have reviewers buying multiple pairs in different colors. Speaking of, they currently come in a very pale pink, olive green, black, navy, and beige.

Get the Flyweight Jogger from Banana Republic for $89.50

12. This waffle-knit sweater

Wear as a layering shirt or on its own; either way, it's a wardrobe staple
Wear as a layering shirt or on its own; either way, it's a wardrobe staple

A good waffle knit sweater is a closet staple that will last you season after season. This one’s made in an Italian mill that specializes in Merino with yarn that’s soft but durable. It’s mid-weight, which means you can wear it for three seasons of the year and layer with other pieces like a t-shirt or collared button-down. Reviewers love the fit but warn about washing it. They say it’s best to stick to the care instructions and either dry clean or hand wash to prevent shrinking.

Get the Italian Merino Waffle-Knit Sweater from Banana Republic for $75.99

13. These sharp-looking Oxfords

Pair these with a variety of outfits for a fresh look
Pair these with a variety of outfits for a fresh look

Upgrade any outfit with these Italian leather Oxfords in cognac or espresso shades of brown. The simple but striking design makes them lightweight and breathable, plus there are cushioned insoles to keep you moving all day long without any discomfort. Reviewers say they’re great in a variety of situations like work or even a wedding and that there’s no need to even break them in—they’re perfectly comfortable straight out of the box.

Get the Hinto Italian Leather Oxford from Banana Republic for $158

14. This carry-all tote

Say hello to your new favorite carry-all tote
Say hello to your new favorite carry-all tote

This tote is minimal at its best. The customer favorite will easily become the only bag you’ll ever need. While it’s big enough to fit a laptop up to 15 inches, it’s not too cumbersome and acts perfectly as an everyday tote. Its spill-proof lining makes cleanup a breeze, and many reviewers note that they love how structured the bag is, which keeps everything in its place.

Get the Leather Large East-West Tote from Banana Republic for $168

15. These sweater pants

Comfort meets style
Comfort meets style

Meet your new favorite WFH pants. Stretchy, high-waisted, and made from cozy, thick yarn, you’ll love finding new ways to incorporate them into your daily routine. Whether you’re taking a virtual meeting or meeting up with friends, you can’t beat their effortless appeal. They’re currently available in black, gray, or camel.

Get the Wide-Leg Sweater Pant from Banana Republic for $66

16. This suede bomber jacket

Sleek and sophisticated
Sleek and sophisticated

Keep it classic with this bomber jacket made from imitation suede. Not only does it have a bit of stretch and ribbed cuffs to keep it stylish yet comfortable, but the brushed-suede effect makes it the perfect option to throw over any outfit. Reviewers rave that the quality is unmatched (“heavier than I expected—in a good way!”) and fits true to size.

Get the Vegan Suede Bomber Jacket from Banana Republic for $125

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