Happy Tuesday ladies. I popped into Banana Republic earlier in the week to look for some linen tees and discovered some very pretty colors. They’re softer and subtler than the ones I’m seeing at other stores so it’s a nice change of pace. Today I’m sharing some new looks from spring 2021 at Banana Republic.
If you’re new here, DRD is when I go into stores and try on new merchandise so you can see how it looks on a woman over 25. For reference, I’m 5’4″ tall, weigh around 136 lbs, and have broad shoulders with narrower straight hips. My torso and arms are long so I often wear one size larger on top than the bottom. My figure is straight with very few curves and I often go between the petite and regular department to get the fit I desire.
The sandals I’m wearing are from last year but these are almost identical.
This crewneck sweater is a very fine, non-scratchy, machine washable merino wool. It’s available in regular and petite, sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular XS which is too tight so it runs TTS. It’s available in light or dark animal print which they call gray. To my eye, there isn’t a gray shade in these sweaters. They appear to be camel with black or camel with cream. It’s a great layering piece to wear year-round and the timeless pattern will always be in style.
These slim pants have an elasticized waistband with a drawstring in front. If drawstrings aren’t your thing you could easily snip it off and the pants will still stay up. They’re a Tencel, flax, and cotton blend that will be super cool in the hot weather. They come in 4 colors, sizes XXS-XXL in regular or petite. I’m wearing a small regular and like the length on me.
I’m wearing the essential Jean Jacket which comes in a dark or medium wash, and white. It’s available in XXS-XXL in regular or petite. I opted for the regular because it’s slightly cropped and I have a long torso. The denim is thick and it doesn’t have much give so I would size up. I’m wearing a small and find it a bit snugger than I like.
Here, I’ve swapped out the white Tencel pants for the soft sage green color pant. I’m seeing more and more of this soft green for spring and loving it. It’s an elegant, sophisticated shade that’s a step away from pastel. I replaced the white denim jacket with the medium wash and added a simple linen tee with a scoop neck. This tee comes in 10 colors in regular and petite, sized XXS-XXL. This white is not totally opaque like the other colors so be prepared with your nude bra. It’s a roomy cut so size down for a snugger fit. I am wearing a small in regular.
This relaxed crewneck sweater comes in 4 soft colors including the same beautiful sage green as the Tencel pants above. It’s a viscose blend that’s a medium weight so will be great for spring. It’s available in regular and petite sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a regular in small so it runs TTS. As I look at this collection, the colors remind me of the seashore. Easy on the eyes and restful.
These high-rise straight-fit jeans are. It’s a medium wash that comes in regular, tall, and petite with inseams from 25-35. They’re cut slim through the hips and thighs with a straight stove-type fit through the leg. The fabric is a medium wash in a blend of new and recycled cotton. I’m wearing a 28P which fits perfectly so they run TTS.
This cotton/hemp blend sweater has a deep v-neck and some pretty cables up the front. A reader asked me about these deep v’s earlier this week and yes, I’m seeing more and more of this style. It may be intended to be worn slightly off the shoulder, but to be honest, you will likely need to wear a cami, blouse, or tank under this type of sweater to maintain your modesty. It comes in regular and petite. I am wearing a small in regular and expect the petite to not have quite as deep of a V in front.
This Tencel shirt dress must be selling very well because there was nothing even close to my size in the store! It’s available in regular, tall, and petite but my store was cleaned out so I am wearing a regular in large and it’s swimming on me. It has hidden elastic at the waist with a belt and side seam pockets. The side slits are 12″ which gives it lots of movement when you walk. It’s the kind of shirtdress I love to wear open over pants with a tee shirt.
I popped the white denim jacket over it for arm coverage and I also see it with a white shirt tied at the waist or with nothing when the temperatures soar!
This is the same deep V-neck sweater as above and this time I’m wearing it with these high-rise slim jeans. They’re available in regular, tall, and petite in sizes 25-35 with inseams 26-31. They were out of my size so I shoehorned myself into these 27’s which are not my size. They’re made with bi-stretch denim engineered with special, 4-way stretch for a holds-you-in feeling that’s still soft to the touch. They’re in a fabulous dark wash that always looks more elegant to me than lighter washes.
This pretty V-neck peplum shirt comes in lots of pretty colors. I’m wearing the only print that has the prettiest pistachio color background. It’s available in regular, tall, and petite sizes XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a small regular which I need because I’m long-waisted. The soft georgette fabric is subtly wrinkled…but not so you’d notice. It’s a V-neck front and back that is tacked closed so it won’t gape open.
The organic cotton cardigan is a great weight for spring. It comes in 5 colors, sized XXS-XXL. I’m wearing a small which fits nicely so it runs TTS. It has a relaxed fit with an open front and a ribbed texture so it drapes nicely.
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