Banana Republic Fall Holiday 2012 Collection

Of all the colors that invoke both the the business like attitude of autumn as well as the season’s intrinsic earthiness, none is more mighty than crimson. In their 2012 Fall Holiday collection Banana Republic made clever use of this versatile color, discreetly working it into the plaid of a blazer that was matched with a woven gingham shirt of the same hue and finally paired with a crimson crew neck sweater. Shown with a vintage inspired charcoal pant, it would do the wearer well in countryside getaways but could easily transform to the office were it to be worn with either khaki or dark chinos. Speaking of which, a crimson chino styled with navy turtleneck, navy shall sweater and a navy cashmere top coat had all the trimmings of an elegant day into evening weekend in either the city or the country. The collection’s most stalwart item came in the form of a gorgeous crimson heritage shawl sweater. Worn over the industrious black and white stripes of a perfect for work button up and charcoal herringbone trousers, its the perfect layering piece to go from home, to the office, to whichever rural destination your fall travel may imbue.