One of my favorite ways to find great pieces for my wardrobe on a budget is to shop when there is a sale on sale items. That means they are offering up extra savings on anything that’s already on sale. So a sweater that’s marked down 30% with an additional 40% off are essentially over 60% off the regular price.
It’s a win-win for clothing companies. They get rid of their old merchandise and get some extra sales. It’s also a win-win for you. You get great prices on clothing that is in-season, and if you happen to wear an unusual size (like my size 10 feet) you can often score even bigger savings.
Banana Republic is one of my favorite stores because they have both on-trend items and more classic pieces that are well-made and last for years and years. They also frequently offer up sales on items that are already on sale both in-store and online and I’ve scored some amazing dresses, shoes, blouses, pants, and more for a fraction of what I would spend buying secondhand or at cheaper stores.
This weekend they have two sales that are both amazing ways to build up your winter wardrobe or prep for Spring.
I’ve picked a few of my favorites for Winter and Spring below. Some will work for both seasons. Winter clothes can act as layers in Spring, Spring clothes can be worn with tights, boots, and more layers.
This long coat is perfect for the transition from Winter to Spring. Retail: $175 with 35% off you pay $113.75.
This top is both soft and comfortable and comes in one of my favorite trends right now-navy and white stripes. While many say NO horizontal stripes (because they can make you look wider) these are small enough that they work. If you’re pear shaped it’s also a great way to add more dimension to your top to balance out your figure. Sale price is $29.99 and the 40% off brings it down to $17.99!
Wrap dresses are AMAZING. (Thank you Diane von Furstenberg!) The wrap turned 40, but it’s perfect for all ages. It’s forgiving, comfortable, and can be both casual and dressy with he right shoes and accessories. Comes in a multitude of colors at Banana Republic-prices vary from $98 down to $29.99 pre-discount. In this versatile kahki color sale price is $39.99 with 40% off it’s $23.99.
Silk and cashmere combine to make this soft draped cardigan. While it’s lightweight it’s sure to keep you warm when you need it all year long. Also comes in black and ‘chrome’ a gorgeous silvery color. Sale price is $69.99 and with the40% discount you’re looking at $41.99.
I ADORE this blouse. Not only is the fit and style chic, but the playful hearts are adorable without being cutesy. Regular price is $89.50 and with our 35% off you’d pay $58.17.
This tee is a perfect Spring staple. Worn with a blazer you’ll look business chic. With a cardigan you’ll be dressy but casual. On it’s own it can even be an everyday piece you wear to run errands. Comes in a variety of colors, but I’m obsessed with navy right now, so this is the one I love the most. Regular price is $39.50, with 35% off you pay $25.68.
This fit and flare skirt has the new silhouette that you’ll see everywhere this Spring. It’s playful and fun, but works well on a number of body types. This striped skirt is one of my favorites. Pair it with tights and boots for winter or go bare legged and wear sandals in the Spring. Regular price is $89.50 with 35% off you’ll spend $58.17.
Cardigans are like my BFFs. I wear them all year long (yes even in summer) because I get cold so easily! This cardigan is a perfect staple remixed in this year’s pantone color of the year-Wild Orchid. I love the length so you can wear it open with skinny jeans or leggings without showing off all your assets. 😉 Regularly priced $69.50, with the sale you’ll pay $45.17.
I know, peplums. But hear me out. They hide that tricky middle area while being chic and in style. This one in navy is simple chic. Retail is $69.50-sale price is $45.17.
I adore Banana Republic’s skinny cords. They get me through most of the winter looking good AND staying warm. Now they’re on major sale priced at $19.99 in this gorgeous orange color and $29.99 for most other colors. Are you ready for this? On sale these are $11.99!!!
Without the proper accessories a look can fall flat. And with them a simple outfit (think jeans and a tee) can go from meh to AMAZING.
This clutch is gorgeous and perfect year-round. It also comes in a funky and fun navy/pink color too. $98.00, but on sale you’ll pay just $63.70.
This bracelet is definitely a statement piece! It comes in silver and gold. Marked down to $45.99, with an additional 40% off you’ll spend $27.59.
This clutch is a great color and offers a fun but not over the top look for less. On sale for $105.99 you’ll really only pay $63.59.
This tote does it all. It can be purse, laptop or tablet bag, and even pack enough clothing for an overnight trip. It comes in a variety of colors and a fun print, but I love this cognac color for classic style. Regularly $130, you’ll spend $78.
And that’s it! My picks and a great sale on sale. But don’t worry if you can’t shop now, Banana Republic offers up these sales pretty regularly.