I’m browsing the summer sales in search of great pieces– the kind that will transition into fall. With significant discounts available at even pricey retailers, it’s possible to shop some splurge-y stores without blowing your budget.
Of course, we all know that shopping sales can be an exercise in patience. It’s often difficult to find the items you want in the size you need; they’re on sale for a reason. But if you’re up for the challenge, the savings make the extra effort worthwhile!
Today: Banana Republic. The tricky thing about BR clothes is that even on sale, they’re often closer to investment than deal. However, they’re incredibly classic, so you can count on getting several seasons of wear out of them. I usually take the sale as an opportunity to snap up a few timeless pieces. Here are my picks from their sale along with some quick wardrobing ideas from Polyvore:
Serengeti wrap dress ($120 to $99.99), shown with denim jacket, red pumps, gold jewelry, and handbag. Tribal prints like this one are still trending, and wrap style dresses will always be in style. This is a great-looking garment that can dress up or down depending on your needs.
BR Monogram gold sandstorm skirt ($89.50 to $59.99) and Snake Embossed belt ($49.50 to $34.99), shown with boyfriend blazer, black tee, peep-toe booties, and necklace. The reviews on this skirt are slightly mixed, but I love the way it looks. From the customer feedback, it sounds like it might be challenging for those who feel self-conscious about their hips. If that’s not a problem area for you, I think it would be really cute– especially with a belt for added definition.
Scout your own savings at BananaRepublic.com!