Solids and stripes. Banana REpublic keeps it simple and classy. As a former employee, I know that the company stresses the classic timelessness of their fashions. The goal is to be able to wear something you bought today 20 years from now (given you are still the same size by then) and have it still be fashionable and timely. The prices here are on the steep side, but there are good deals to be found on the sales racks on the left side of the store next to the registers. One of the most popular pieces is the black fall zip up blazer. it comes back every year and sells out fast.