Banana Republic Shopping Trina Turk
Trina Turk for Banana RepublicMonday, June 11, 2012
1. Tunic dress // 2. Silk bow cami // 3. Cowl neck dress // 4. Bangle // 5. Box clutch (2 colors) // 6. Tote To be completely hon...
1. Tunic dress // 2. Silk bow cami // 3. Cowl neck dress // 4. Bangle // 5. Box clutch (2 colors) // 6. Tote
To be completely honest, I didn't know a whole lot about Trina Turk before I researched this post - mostly I just had a vague idea that her designs had a lot of colorful patterns. After reading about her on her homepage, I've fallen in love with her bright, playful line, and also her design aesthetic.
I think this paragraph from her website sums it up:
Trina Turk is both inspired by and represents the lifestyle of California: optimistic, progressive, accessible, effortless, colorful, and confident. Her ready-to-wear, accessory, and home collections are influenced by her love of vintage apparel, jewelry, and accessories from the '60s and '70s, modernist and graphic arts, and mid-century modern architecture. Turk is widely known for her use of dynamic colors and signature prints, from bright florals to bold graphics to vintage inspired jacquards.
Needless to say, I'm now a fan! I love that the collection for BR came out just in time for pool parties, hitting the beach, and hot summer days. My two favorites are the tunic dress - I envision wearing it to the pool or beach, and then throwing it on after and jazzing it up with accessories for a night out; and the enamel bangle - I love the colors, and that it's got a hinge (I have tiny wrists so most bangles are too big for me). I also think that cowl neck dress would be nice for work with a white blazer thrown over it - fun and summery, but modest enough for the office.
Images via BR