The wardrobe has long-evolved by the year. Even by the month in this era of drops replacing a season-based fashion model. Before 2020, though, we could perhaps look to the ‘essentials’ to be a section of the wardrobe which didn’t obey the fast turnover of modern style. White tees, jeans, hoodies, the immovable list went on.
But in this tumultuous year, even essentials as we once knew them have changed. The core simplicity and versatility of staple pieces remain the same, but our homebound, face-masked reality has ushered in a new age of essentials. Banana Republic is currently stacked with them.
The new essential is cozy, comfortable, yet still sharp and timeless: yes, we spend most of our time at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep it real. What's more, Banana Republic is offering 50 percent off everything, until November 28th. So, from actual pajamas through to loungewear and even a few more formal aspects, here are 10 of our new-age essentials and you can bag them with 50 percent off for a limited time.
Shop the new essentials at Banana Republic below.
Face Mask 2-Pack
If there's one leader in the arena of the new essentials it's the face mask. Keep things toned-down with this pair of structured, adjustable face coverings.
Heavyweight French Terry Sweatshirt
We love heavyweight sweatshirts and this one passes the test with a weighty French terry construction, classic kangaroo pocket, and contrasting drawstring hood.
Poplin Pajama Pant
You've probably never spent as many full days wearing your pajama pants in one year as you have in 2020. See out the rest of the cozy days with this pair of soft, straight-leg poplin pants.
Luxury-Touch Performance Golf Polo
Developed for sport, but perfect for the home, this Performance Golf Polo features an anti-odor, moisture-wicking fabric that's as effective on the links as it is on, well, the sofa.
Slim Motion Tech Jogger
Water-repellant with four-way stretch, Banana Republic's Slim Motion Tech Jogger could be the most comfortable out there. In all-black, this pair has sleek techwear appeal, too.
Heritage Shirt Jacket
For all of its downsides, 2020 has made us resourceful in many ways and clothing is one of them. A shirt jacket is the answer to all your off-duty style woes, just throw this classic heavyweight shirt over anything and it'll clean up your look.
Banana Republic Italian Merino Turtleneck Sweater
We've included it in our new essentials roundup, yes, but the merino wool turtleneck in black is a certified all-time essential.
Heritage Half-Zip Sweater
Banana Republic's Heritage range is all about the classics and this earth-tone, chunky-knit, half-zip sweater is just that. Thanks to its natural palette, it's perfect for layering or keeping cozy at home.
Heritage Flannel Shirt Jacket
Men, do you own a flannel? Yes? Here's another because you can never own too many. No? How and why don't you already own a flannel shirt? This off-white iteration is as good a place to start as any.
Heritage Trooper-Fit Pleated Poplin Pant
Take the pure poplin used for the earlier pajamas and give it a round of sharp tailoring and reinforcement and the end product is this pair of military-style, all-occasions pants.
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