wear it now & later | banana republic plaid essential cami

banana republic essetial cami

It's been a minute since I've done a wear it now & later post -- almost a year, actually! When I received this plaid essential cami from Banana Republic's Simply Sophisticated Summer collection, I knew it was the perfect transitional piece to style for summer and fall.

Through writing and going through the Feel Good, Dress Better process myself, I learned that the biggest hole in my closet is "going out" clothing. I always struggle when it comes to dressing for night when my plans require something other than my favorite pjs and a fuzzy robe.

In being more intentional with my closet, I wanted to choose pieces from Banana's new arrivals that I knew would get a lot of wear, especially when it came to dressing for nighttime. Coincidentally, this cami isn't just versatile in terms of transitioning from day to night -- it also transitions flawlessly from summer to fall! The typically summer white makes for a cool contrast with traditional fall colors while the print is a play on autumnal plaid. Hey hey, new closet workhorse!

Check out how I styled the essential cami with distressed denim and leather accents for both summer and fall!

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outfit one: cami: c/o Banana Republic // skirt: c/o Madewell // shoes: Old Navy // purse: vintage Coach via Pieceology Vintage

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outfit two: cami: c/o Banana Republic // jeans: Madewell // jacket: BB Dakota c/o Shopbop // shoes: Moorea Seal (similar) // earrings: Beaded by W // purse: Steven Alan c/o Shopbop

photos by Chelsea Francis

What's your go-to look for going out? How would you style Banana Republic's essential cami?

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Banana Republic. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!

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