Banana Republic is a whole vibe right now and I’m loving it! The company known for their passion for expedition-wear from faraway places is yet again giving it’s own 90s Preppy Safari looks… and though there’s nothing new about it, it somehow feels refreshing again.
Though I do love a good “I just got off of my yacht and then safari’d” look, I’ve never been a Banana Republic enthusiast, it just wasn’t my go-to style. It wasn’t my mom’s style way back in its heyday and well, it never translated to me either. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever even owned anything from BR, though I did shop at the GAP, the much simpler and more affordable version of BR, for a year or so, probably around the time of those adorable swing dance ads in the late ’90s, where everyone was wearing baggy khakis and ribbed tanks… anyone remembers those? I definitely went through that phase, and I’m not entirely against going through it again actually.
Last week while I was searching for items in my post to link to, I stumbled upon the new Banana Republic and had this realization… of course when I searched a little more I found a few articles already talking about it. If you’re interested, read Banana Republic Tries to Become Cool Again—By Looking to Its Past and Adventure Awaits With Banana Republic’s New Look.
Being the vintage lover that I am, I’d probably prefer to rummage through thrift shops to find pieces that fit the look and create a little collection of my own, but who has time for that? BR has everything clean and new and ready to wear and this time I might just hop on the trend.
Check out their latest collection, with a little past inspiration…
Kate Moss for Banana Republic, 1992
Shop the look!
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