Banana Republic and J.Crew Are Stocked for the Holidays—26 Party Pieces to Shop


(Image credit: J.Crew; PICTURED: J.Crew Feather-Trim Cotton Poplin Button-Up Shirt with Collar ($198))

Despite the fact that it's currently 70° and sunny in New York City, the holiday season is fast approaching. No matter how hard you try to keep your calendar from mid-November to early January as sparse as possible, it's inevitable that a handful of invites that require a positive RSVP will fall into your lap. For those occasions that require your attendance, party looks are essential. Now, all you have to do is figure out which ones. 

According to my latest market sweep, two retailers specifically have that area covered: J.Crew and Banana Republic. For two brands that would hardly be at the top of our holiday wish lists six months ago, J.Crew and Banana Republic are proving to be the ones to beat for party looks in 2022. Scroll down to shop our favorites. 

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.