Here come the holidays… Between all the festive happy hours, office parties, and maybe even a formal soirée or two, there’s a lot to look forward to—and dress for—in the coming months. But whether you opt for going all-out glam or prefer subtle wardrobe tweaks, we’ve narrowed it down to the key trends that will make it a breeze to upgrade your style this season: Think modernized pearl details, faux fur, and a solid dash of shine.
This brings us to Banana Republic’s latest collection, which features plenty of tasteful takes on these holiday trends that will effortlessly elevate any outfit from head to toe. And true to the classic brand’s form, these pieces perfectly balance the more timeless with the of-the-moment, so you can count on them to tszuj up your look well into the New Year. Below, check out the top holiday trends to incorporate into your closet this season and our favorite ways—and occasions—to wear them.
Not Your Grandmother’s Pearls
Despite their longtime reputation, pearls don’t have to be stuffy—or limited to jewelry. When adorning various clothing or accessories, they add a unique, eye-catching texture plus a dose of cool to an otherwise simple piece.
Don't want your pajama-style shirt mistaken for actual pajamas? Pearl fasteners ensure this relaxed-chic look feels luxe and elevated.
A sturdy block heel and a memory foam–lined insole provide day-to-night comfort, while the pearl studding makes these the shoes you’ll want to pair with everything from cropped jeans to party dresses.
No need to sacrifice style in snowy weather: This glammed-up knit beanie totally makes up for any future hat hair.
Add instant sophistication to your go-to LBD with these danglers. For added edge (and a two-in-one gift), wear just one at a time paired with a simple stud—and give the other to your BFF.
Ideal for those who like a more subtle approach, this pretty pink clutch features an adorable single pearl accent. And it’s roomy enough to hold your office essentials yet sleek enough to take to impromptu drinks.
Functional and way more affordable than the real thing, faux fur has been a fashion mainstay both on and off the runway. From outerwear to scarves to shoes, these textured pieces inject some cuddly fun into any look.
With cropped sleeves and a collarless neckline, this swingy cape captures all that we want in vintage fur—minus the musty scents.
Blazers have long been a beloved go-to layer, and this furry topper is fitted in all the right spots. Go ahead and pick your favorite detail—between that entirely removable faux-fur collar, those bell sleeves, and the elegantly hidden dome fastener, you’re spoiled for choice.
Lined with satiny-smooth fabric on one side and cozy faux fur on the other, this long scarf can be worn a myriad of glamorous ways to elevate any look.
The easiest way to add a winter flourish? Drape a faux-fur scarf—like this version in rich navy or pale gray—oh so casually over your coat. Et voilà: instant street style cred!
From Prada to Marni to Coach, the fall runways were teeming with furry shoes. These whimsical leather slides offer a comfortable and chic way to dip your toe (pun intended) into the trend.
There’s something about end-of-year festivities that calls for shine in every shape (tops, bottoms, accessories) and form (metallics, sparkle, glitter). These pieces range from understated to all-out blingy, offering enough cheery options for every preference out there.
Perfect for the dress-averse and with plenty of silver-threaded pizzaz, these tailored-wide leg trousers are very ready for NYE.
A one-shoulder top is one of those outfit-elevating pieces that takes no effort, especially when it features a unique cable-knit and glimmering threads. Wear this sweater with a suede skirt and slouchy boots topped off with minimal jewelry—and let the compliments roll in.
Besides the eye-catching glitter and compact shape of this mini clutch, we can’t get enough of the built-in phone charger hidden conveniently inside. Now that’s a gift that keeps on giving.
Holiday style tip: Keep this wallet-meets-crossbody-meets-clutch in your work or travel tote at all times and never be caught without a party-ready accessory.
From Isabel Marant’s sparkly pumps to Saint Laurent’s ultra-flashy crystal-studded boots, fall’s glitter-shoe trend was one of the biggest—and one of our favorites. A more ready-to-wear (and wallet-friendly) version? These low-heel slides for that never-ending stream of parties.
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