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When it comes to getting dressed every day, 2020 has taught me some valuable fashion lessons. The biggest thing I learned is that I owned too much stuff. I often bought things out of excitement, but wasn’t actually thinking about how to wear them. Over the past few months, I’ve cleaned out my closet more times than I can count and made a commitment to try to only own staples I can mix and match.
That said, it hasn’t stopped me from wanting to treat myself to a new thing or two every once in awhile. My vetting process is a lot more thorough now, as I want to make sure I only invest in pieces I can wear more than one way. I set my shopping sites on Banana Republic, because the site’s classic picks are ones I know I’ll own for years to come.
I could spend hours filling up my virtual shopping cart with my top picks, but after narrowing in on what I’ll definitely wear this winter, I chose four items. My picks include a fun sweater and a cozy dress, along with a matching sweatsuit, of course. These pieces have gotten more use than I even expected. Keep reading to see all the ways I style these must haves, shop the links, and pick up a thing or two for yourself this season.
A Statement Sweater
My favorite purchase is the Banana Republic Italian Spacedye Sweater ($110) in pink. The sweater also comes in black and white, which are great for mixing and matching.
A Statement Sweater Dressed Up
Here, I dressed up the Italian Spacedye Sweater ($110) with some black trousers and cute booties.
A Statement Sweater Dressed Down
For the days I’m seeing friends or running errands, the Italian Spacedye Sweater ($110) is perfect with jeans and sneakers.
A Matching Sweatsuit For the House
The Banana Republic Funnel-Neck Sweatshirt ($55) and matching Cozy Fleece Commuter Joggers ($70) set is my favorite new thing to wear around the house or while working from home.
A Matching Sweatsuit For Outside the House
The Funnel-Neck Sweatshirt ($55) and Cozy Fleece Commuter Joggers ($70) set is even great to pair with sneakers and a coat for leaving the house.
A Versatile Dress With Boots
The Banana Republic Flare-Sleeve Sweater Dress ($139) is the dressed-up piece I bought for winter, but I love that it’s still comfy, too. Here I paired it with booties for a more elevated look.
A Versatile Dress With Sneakers
The Flare-Sleeve Sweater Dress ($139) proves its versatility, because I can easily pair it with sneakers and a leather blazer.
Article written by Krista Jones for Popsugar©