Call it the latent upper east sider in me or maybe it’s all the back to school buzz, but I’ve fully embraced prepcore fashion. I stumbled across a few pieces from Banana Republic’s BR Athletic line and I couldn’t help myself. First of all, how is it that I didn’t hear about this line until now. Secondly, this line is extremely elevated making these “athletic” pieces versatile enough to be worn from the office to the weekend. There are still a few pieces from the collection available and I’ve also provided similar options to make your prepcore fashion dreams come true.
Oversized Sweater Vest
A definite upgrade to from the late 80s and early 90s prep school uniform, the oversized fit and patchwork design make it versatile and adds interest. I see myself pairing this with cuffed straight leg jeans and sneakers for an easy yet polished look.
The Cricket Sweater
I’ve been on the hunt for a deep v-neck sweater and this one checked all the boxes. Chunky yet relaxed, feminine and masculine— a stand-alone piece that can also be layered. The asymmetrical color accents are a nice touch and I can see myself wearing it so many ways for the fall. I also like that it is such a vivid color that pairs perfectly with traditional fall neutrals.
The Non-Traditional Traditional Blazer
Bold color, classic silhouette with a twist. That would be the most accurate description of this blazer. I love a double breasted blazer and I have s few in my wardrobe but a short sleeve version—yes please! Slightly oversized but not lacking in the structure department is what makes this one of the most transitional pieces in my wardrobe. My mother always says that you can judge the quality of a good blazer based on the lining details. The lining on this blazer is the hidden detail that adds an elevated twist with the pop of green.
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