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Modern Elegance at Banana Republic Factory

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Happy Friday, ladies. Today I’ve got some quintessential fall wardrobe pieces today with a timeless appeal and modern edge. And the good news is, they’re all currently 50% off.

A huge thank you to Banana Republic Factory and ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that support AWSL.

WOMAN LEANING ON FENCH WEARING BLAZER AND BLACK PANTS
DOUBLE-BREASTED SLIM BLAZER petite 10 / FOREVER V-NECK SWEATER / BOOTCUT CORDUROY PANTS  / PEARL EARRINGS

Bootcut pants are a huge trend for fall. Make them in traditional fabric, and they become a wearable basic for years to come. These bootcut corduroy pants have off-seam front pockets, back welt pockets, and waist darts for a streamlined fit. I opted for the petite, which has a 30.5″ inseam. It’s a medium to wide wale that’s soft and comfy.

WOMAN WEARING TWEED BLAZER AND BLACK BOOTCUT PANTS FROM BANANA REPUBLIC FACTORY
DOUBLE-BREASTED SLIM BLAZERpetite 10  / FOREVER V-NECK SWEATER petite medium / BOOTCUT CORDUROY PANTS petite 6  / PEARL EARRINGS

I paired it with this forever V-neck sweater. I honestly can’t get enough of this fabric. It’s a machine washable fine knit made from breathable fiber derived from certified renewable wood sources using methods that reduce water impact and emissions by up to 50%. I’m wearing the snow day color, which is a soft white. I topped that with this double-breasted slim blazer in timeless herringbone and silver pearl earrings for a touch of elegance in a contemporary shape.

SLIM BLAZER petite 10 / SWEATER petite medium / SIMILAR JEANS / PEARL EARRING / LUG SOLE CHELSEA BOOTS

Here, I dressed the blazer down with some jeans and a pair of modern lug sole Chelsea Boots. I love the ease of just slipping on a comfy bootie.

SLIM BLAZER / SWEATER petite medium / SIMILAR JEANS / PEARL EARRING / LUG SOLE CHELSEA BOOTS

Lug soles are very popular this season, but my feet aren’t flattered by the monster ones, so I was thrilled to find this pair. They’re wide enough for thin socks, don’t pinch my bunion, and the extra lug of the sole adds cushioning that my feet appreciate.

OVERSIZED POCKET CARDIGAN petite medium / SWEATER petite medium / VEGAN SUEDE SKINNY JEAN petite 6

I’ve had my eye on this oversized cardigan for some time and finally bought it. Can I just say…I adore this shade of brown. Many have a warm base, but this is a cool-toned neutral that hints at deep taupe. I love how easily it coordinates with so many colors, and it’s super soft. I’m wearing it over these vegan suede skinny jeans, which fit beautifully. The leg is not super tight and, like all vegan suede, has lots of stretch. I bought black, but they also come in brown or camel.

SLIM KNIT BLAZER regular small / FOREVER SWEATER petite medium / WIDE LEG JEANS petite 6

Blazers with stretch are so much comfier than wovens and give a more casual vibe to my casual looks. This blazer has shawl collared lapels and single button closure. I bought the navy, and it also comes in black. I always find that shorter blazers are a better proportion with wider-leg pants or jeans.

FOREVER CARDIGAN medium petite  / FOREVER V-NECK medium petite / WIDE LEG JEANS petite 6

I love my forever pullovers so much that I ordered a few cardigans. Their fine knit is light enough to layer under and over things making it perfect for my climate. The shape reminds me of a refined boyfriend cardigan that’s comfy but not oversized.

This cardigan comes in nine yummy colors. I couldn’t resist this dark cherry. The petite medium is a great fit for me, and I’m thrilled the sleeves are long enough. I couldn’t resist the emerald green either 🙂 If you ask, I will not admit how many forever sweaters I’ve bought, but suffice to say, plenty!

FOREVER CARDIGAN medium petite / FOREVER PULLOVER medium petite / SIMILAR JEANS / LUG SOLE CHELSEA BOOTS / PEARL EARRINGS

Investing in well-made pieces is the best kind of investment dressing that will serve your wardrobe well for the long term. Getting these pieces on sale is the icing on the cake! If you haven’t tried Banana Republic Factory lately, now’s a good time to check them out. Their October Peak Promo is underway, and you can score 50% off sitewide for you and the whole family, plus an extra 15% through Oct 7/22.

Banana Republic Factory has the perfect blend of quality pieces that add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe with a modern vibe. Their timeless pieces are high quality, and many are made with sustainable fabrics.

Thanks for reading, and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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