April 14, 2016

Ever since moving to New York and living on a budget (and in a small space), I try to shop smart and pick out pieces that could potentially work for multiple occasions. Whether it is a top, dress, or shoes, I try to make sure I can wear it more than one way to maximize my purchase and my zero closet space. On a related note, I’m happy to report that New York has officially made me the opposite of a hoarder — is there a name for that? Matt jokes that whenever he comes home I’m clearing out some cabinet, drawer, or my closet (of course donating anything I decide to shed). But truly, it feels so good to declutter when you live in a small space!

One of my go to shops for those all-purpose pieces is Banana Republic. Just recently, I had the opportunity to team up with BR and showcase one of my favorite pieces from their “BR Classics” collection. If you are unfamiliar with this collection, it is filled with must have staples and easy items to create a chic look for day or night. Their motto, wear now, keep forever, definitely embodies how I feel about many of the pieces. If unsure where to start when investing in those “forever” pieces, a classic khaki trench is always a safe bet. If the weather was a bit cooler, I would have tossed it on with this olive shirtdress styled below.

Banana Republic is always having great sales, which is the perfect opportunity to stock up on some of your favorite pieces. This striped cross-hem tank is currently hanging in my closet and on sale for under $50! Also, this metallic midi shirtdress styled in Central Park below is currently $54, seriously a steal!

metallic midi shirtdress

perforated bucket bag

midi dress, military green

banana republic dress, br classics

top knot, central park

banana republic metallic midi shirtdress

military green dress, sale

Photography by Christina Emilie

My BR Classics Picks:

A big thanks to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post!

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