Even if Vancouver's weather persists in doing a mean impression of autumn, at least inside Banana Republic stores they're already dreaming of California cool. Banana Republic's limited edition collaboration with Trina Turk hits stores this month. Filled with bright colours and patterns, the collection features 60-odd pieces of clothing and accessories and effortlessly evokes Palm Springs cocktail hour. Think maxi dresses, shorts, breezy tunics, and bathing suits that would look as good by the pool as they would at your next patio party. Some of the more conservative pieces like the knee-length skirts are even appropriate for the office.
My favourites: the costume jewelry (hello, bright baubles), the extremely versatile flat sandals, and the little shorts. Looks like I'll be doing a little California dreaming of my own.
Look for Banana Republic x Trina Turk pieces in stores and online.