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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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