Today I am joining my pal Jennifer from A Well Styled Life for our Over 50 Style Edit. Jennifer thought it would be a good idea to check out what the factory stores have available for women our age. I purchased three pieces at the Banana Republic Factory store, and I have styled them each two ways. Let’s take a look at The Best Factory Store Separates you can Wear Now.
Be a little creative with your closet, have some fun, and you can create six new outfits with three inexpensive items. I began my hunt at Banana Republic, because I have really been impressed with the quality of their items. As an added bonus, they are offering 50% off clearance and an extra 15% off everything. Of the three items I purchased, this Embroidered A-line Dress (tunic in my book) is the clear winner. It is lightweight, has pretty embroidery down the front and sleeves, has a flattering fit, and is lined.
Here I dressed it up a bit (summer style) for the evening. I am wearing it with lightweight cotton leggings, leopard mules (old Madewell you can find on eBay here, or similar ones linked below the pic), and inexpensive earrings and bracelets that you read about in my post Inexpensive Over 50 Summer Accessories here.
SHOP THE ALL BLACK BR FACTORY LOOK
For a more casual daytime look, I paired the tunic with the scalloped Lysee leggings (you have seen here a million times before), a necklace from Paula Carvalho, and my favorite Olukai flip-flops.
SHOP BLACK AND WHITE BR FACTORY LOOK
I know many of you love the CP Shades Lily Skirt but don’t like the price. This eyelet skirt from BP Factory is a less pricey alternative and just as versatile. It also comes in black. Here I am wearing it with a casual denim shirt, inexpensive summer accessories, and some older sandals. I linked similar below.
SHOP BR FACTORY CASUAL EYELET LOOK
In this photo, I am wearing the eyelet skirt with the Cynthia Ashby Mesh Tee (which I own in many colors). You can find the Cynthia Ashby tee on Artful Home here. I sometimes find them on eBay and Poshmark as well. I am wearing it with a favorite necklace from Parham and Company Studio, the earrings are super cheap from Amazon, and laidbacklondon sandals.
SHOP THE BR FACTORY HI-LOW LOOK
I do not wear brown for the most part but thought I would take one for the brown team with this Knit Midi Dress From Banana Republic Factory. The quality is amazing with a great price point. I ordered the medium because I am overweight right now. I think the small would have been better. I accessorized it with the not-so-price-friendly but amazing Helen Kaminski hat (these hats last for years and this one has a wire around the brim to prevent flopping), Paula Carvalho necklace, and ankle-tie sandals also from BP Factory. I don’t normally wear sleeveless. I am flexing to take up the surplus skin on the arms!
SHOP BR FACTORY RIB KNIT MIDI LOOK
I have my arms covered here. The eyelet is so lightweight. I tied an eyelet shirt from J Crew (last year) at the waist with my Superga sneaks and Wallaroo UPF50 hat. There are a few eyelet shirts on Ebay here. I linked a couple similar ones below the picture.
SHOP FACTORY BR KNIT DRESS & EYELET LOOK
So now we have six outfits from three great pieces from the Banana Republic Factory.
If you have been reading my blog for long you know that I am a big fan of the Sundance Outlet. I often feature items from there on my outfit of the week on Sunday. I am also a big fan of Nordstrom Rack but you have to check it regularly because they often sell out of favorite items. If you like Eileen Fisher, they are a great source for Eileen Fisher items. Don’t discount the Gap Factory Outlet either. Remember the great jacket I featured in my post Best Utility Jackets for Women over 50. I love mine.
Do you shop at the factory stores? Have you had good luck? If you have a favorite please share it in the comments. Thanks for reading The Best Factory Store Separates you can Wear Now. Now pop over and see what Jennifer found. We don’t share so it is always fun to see what we both come up with. Click on the link below.