I'm in Dire Need of More Transitional Fashion—These Banana Republic Pieces Will Carry Me From Summer Into Fall

They'll cover you from heat waves to autumnal days.

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(Image credit: Banana Republic)

The middle of the summer is notoriously difficult to dress for: We're plagued by heatwaves and violent summer storms (exacerbated by climate change), but are simultaneously preparing for the end of summer, which lies just on the horizon. At this point, when I'm shopping for clothes, I tend to look for items that will carry me through the rest of the dog days of summer while keeping an eye out for the staples that will characterize my wardrobe once the air (finally) begins to cool. And I'm in luck: Dozens of these very styles are on sale this week for Banana Republic's annual summer sale, which includes dresses, tops, pants, and accessories meant to last through the tumultuous weather of the next few months.

The sale, which runs until July 30, takes up to 60 percent off customer favorites made with strong fabrics and a chic design, so you can get that quiet luxury look without paying luxury prices. However, looking through pages of sale items can be overwhelming, so I scoured Banana Republic's sale so you don't have to. Below, the items most worth investing in this week.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, politics, culture, and fashion at Marie Claire and at publications including The New York Times, HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O'Bheal, and elsewhere. Her personal essay in The New York Times' Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history, international relations, and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about cinema for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, gabrielleulubay.medium.com. Before working with Marie Claire, Gabrielle worked in local government, higher education, and sales, and has resided in four countries and counting. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, and spent two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy.

Deeply political, she believes that skincare, haircare, and sexual wellness are central tenets to one's overall health and fights for them to be taken seriously, especially for people of color. She also loves studying makeup as a means of artistic expression, drawing on her experience as an artist in her analysis of beauty trends. She's based in New York City, where she can be found watching movies or running her art business when she isn't writing. Find her on Twitter at @GabrielleUlubay or on Instagram at @gabrielle.ulubay, or follow her art at @suburban.graffiti.art