Riding on the huge success of their Mad Men capsule collection released in August 2011, the Banana Republic Spring 2012 hanging onto the coattails of that retro, mod-inspired feel.
The pieces are exactly what you would expect from the brand. Fitted, below the knee pencil skirts are plentiful, while skinny belts and neutral toned block heel pumps also make an appearance, only adding to the retro feel of the collection.
Fashionologie explains, "There were white shell tops with frothy peplums, slim pencil skirts, jumbo floral print wiggle dresses, and skinny cap-sleeved tops — smart little pieces just right for the modern-day Betty Draper. Safari-inspired pieces — khaki shirtdresses, epaulet-adorned blouses, and trim military blazers — provided counterpoints of tailored ease."
Check out the Banana Republic Spring 2012 collection for some inspiration on how to add a touch of timeless sophistication to your wardrobe.