Give the Sweats a Break! Shop 30 Dazzling Holiday Pieces to Get You in the Spirit
The holidays certainly feel a little different this year with no office holiday parties and big family get-togethers. I'm certainly not jostling with throngs of tourists and locals down Fifth Avenue doing gift shopping and taking in stores' holiday windows. I won't be going to Lincoln Center to see The Nutcracker this year. But as I was walking down the street in my neighborhood and caught sight of my neighbors' garish holiday lights — really, it seems to be a red-and-green strobe — they made me smile and reminded me, "Hello! 'Tis the season!"
This is the time of year where I'd be rifling through my closet for an obscene amount of plaid or buying a sequined top fit for Miami on New Year's Eve. Dressing up for the holiday brings me joy, and while there's nowhere to go this year, I'm still here, and that's reason to celebrate! I'm giving the loungewear and sweatpants a break and pulling out that red military-style jacket that rivals a nutcracker. I'm going to make some hot cocoa with peppermint schnapps and watch Debbie Allen's Netflix's documentary Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. I'm putting on a sparkly top and FaceTiming a friend!
Staying in doesn't mean we can't add a little sparkle to the holidays, and with major sales happening at Banana Republic (tops starting under $30), now is a great time to buy to make sure it arrives in time for you to dress for the holiday season you want.
Banana Republic Velvet Jumpsuit
It's finally the season to drape yourself in luxe velvet. While normally, this Banana Republic Velvet Jumpsuit ($89, originally $149) would be perfect for the office holiday party, with jumpsuits being one of the looks of choice these days, why not luxe it up?
Banana Republic Satin Puff-Sleeve Wrap Dress
This Banana Republic Satin Puff-Sleeve Wrap Dress ($90, originally $129) is the perfect dance-all-night party dress. Turn up an Instagram DJ set and make a party in your living room!
Banana Republic Sequin Scoop-Neck Top
You absolutely can wear sequins during the day! Pair this Banana Republic Sequin Scoop-Neck Top ($67, originally $75) with your favorite light denim to jazz up the grocery-store run, and I bet you'll be singing down the aisles.
Banana Republic Metallic Balloon-Sleeve Top
Not exactly ready for sequins? It's OK; here's a slightly toned-down version. This Banana Republic Metallic Balloon-Sleeve Top ($53, originally $90) gives you a little sparkle.
Banana Republic Sequin Cropped Bomber Jacket
I love this festive take on the bomber with this Banana Republic Sequin Cropped Bomber Jacket ($143, originally $159).
Banana Republic Wide-Leg Satin Pull-On Pant
And pair it with this Banana Republic Wide-Leg Satin Pull-On Pant ($72, originally $90) for the full effect.
Banana Republic Satin Pointy-Toe Flat With Crystal Buckle
The rich jewel tones and bling of this Banana Republic Satin Pointy-Toe Flat With Crystal Buckle ($76, originally $128) are perfect for this season, even if you're just wearing flats around the house.
Banana Republic High-Rise Wide-Leg Sequin Pant
The Banana Republic High-Rise Wide-Leg Sequin Pant ($44, originally $110) is the perfect combination of shine with a fit that will ween you off of loungewear.
Banana Republic High-Rise Skinny Metallic Jean
You can even luxe out your T-shirt and jeans look with this Banana Republic High-Rise Skinny Metallic Jean ($49, originally $129)!
Banana Republic Gold Sparkle Sequin Camisole
This Banana Republic Gold Sparkle Sequin Camisole ($62, originally $70) is great paired under a velvet blazer.
Banana Republic Fair Isle Balloon-Sleeve Sweater
Bling not your thing? This Banana Republic Fair Isle Balloon-Sleeve Sweater ($80, originally $119) is a very cute sweater replacement for missing those ugly sweater parties.