Classic American Sportswear

When I think of classic American sportswear, I think of navy, red and white stripes and pieces that will never go out of style. In the late 80’s and 90’s designers like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin Klein made a mark on American fashion by designing wearable separates for women in casual but luxurious styles. With fall collections hitting the stores, I am so excited to see these preppy styles coming back.

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

America is known for its classic, nautical styles. We have perfected the “just off the yacht” look over the years making it a fashion go-to! I love mixing nautical with prep-school pieces like this striped, wrap skirt. The skirt is sleek and sexy, but still classic. The wrap skirt is so flattering because it defines your waist and the vertical stripes elongate your legs. I also love this mini version.

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

As you have seen in my recent posts (here and here) I have been loving the assortment of blazers available for the coming season. This navy blazer has been in stores for a while and has recently been marked down! The double-breasted gold buttons are my favorite details. They stand out beautifully against the dark navy.

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

It’s always fun to add a touch of “borrowed from the boys” to a feminine look. A blazer over a skirt or dress is an easy way to balance out the femininity but still keeps the look tailored and chic. Another way to incorporate the prep-school vibe into your fall wardrobe is adding a great varsity bomber jacket. I am currently lusting over this navy and white version from Gap.

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

For me you can never go wrong with classic sportswear pieces, for work or play. Investing in tailored, preppy styles that will always be part of American fashion are worth a splurge. You can keep the look “on trend” by changing the accessories like I did with my tortoise shell sunnies and my Valentino Rockstud bag.

Bryn Bradsher from Waketon Road - Wearing American Classic Sportswear from Banana Republic: Navy Nautical Blazer and Stripe Wrap Skirt

Banana Republic is killing it this year with their Fall collection. I also love these amazing stripe pants, this top and this cinched waist dress. What are some of your favorite Fall forecasts? Thank you so much for stopping by! xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Banana Republic: Skirt and Blazer, Tee: Old Navy, Bag: Valentino, Shoes: Steve Madden, Sunnies: Loft

 

37 thoughts on “Classic American Sportswear

  1. Jenn Lake

    So classic! I have the same blazer – isn’t it the best?! Have a wonderful day ahead, lady!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Jenn! It is the best! I’ve been eyeing it for a while and when I saw it marked down I had to snatch it up! xo Bryn

  2. Victoria

    The “just off the yacht” is hilarious, but so true! You can never go wrong with a navy blazer and stripes!

    xx Victoria
    http://www.strungingold.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Right?! My dream life – yachting around with my fabulous nautical clothes! 😉 xo Bryn

  3. Meghan

    Such a wonderful outfit and I love that blazer. It’s so classic!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Meghan!! It’s definitely a piece I’ll have for a long time! xo Bryn

  4. tiffany

    Omg I’m totally loving that blazer! And I just love that you paired it with a skirt! Well done!
    http://www.flauntandcenter.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Tiffany! It was a fun twist!! xo Bryn

  5. Tamara

    I’ve been loving the new path Banana Republic is taking, younger and more on trend! All their pieces lately are so pretty! Really love this outfit, and its fall vibes! Gorgeous!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      I totally agree Tamara! They have been really stepping it up lately! I want so many of their pieces! Thanks for the sweet words! xo Bryn

  6. Jen

    The way the sunlight is shining in the third photo is gorgeous. I’m sad to already be in late summer, but this outfit is making me excited about fall! x

    Jen | affecionada

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Jen! I’m so on the fence… I love summer but I am definitely a fall dresser. It’s my favorite! xo Bryn

  7. Vanessa

    So chic, Bryn! I love this look! You look like a model straight from a Ralph Lauren! I need your skirt — I cannot believe it’s from Banana Rep.! Heading over now!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Vanessa! That just made my day! xo Bryn

  8. Alexa Johnson

    I need this skirt asap! love the look !

    http://alexamjohnson.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Isn’t it fun!? I love it! Thanks Alexa! xo Bryn

  9. Lauren

    I am so in love with this skirt. You looks so chic!

    Fizz and Frosting

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Lauren! It’s such a fun piece! xo Bryn

  10. Jodi-Kay S Edwards

    Stunning photos! I love that skirt! 🙂 Gorgeous curls as well!
    http://lifestylefinesse.com/3182-2/

  11. Britney

    Great outfit! love the striped wrap skirt! 🙂
    http://www.starryeyedblonde.com/

  12. carolina

    such a cute outfit !! i love the pictures !

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

  13. Christina Braccia

    Oh my gosh! Your paired this so perfectly. I have never been more in love with a skirt in my life.

    xo Christina
    http://www.christinabeex3.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Christina! I love it, too! It’s fantastic! xo Bryn

  14. Caryn Langford

    So amazing photos, love your outfit!
    xo
    http://www.vickydressy.ch

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Caryn! xo bryn

  15. Sheree

    Such a beautiful and classic look, almost reminds me of Kate Middleton! Love your gorgeous bag. Hope you have a day as lovely as you are.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Well that just made my day!! I am obsessed with Kate’s style! Thank you Sheree!! Hope you’re having a wonderful week! xo Bryn

  16. Elena

    oh you look absolutely stunning. your jacket makes the whole outfit look so much more chic.

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Elena! It’s amazing what a blazer can do to tie an outfit together! xo Bryn

  17. Kathryn

    What an AMAZING blazer – it’s stunning on you! The fit is perfect!

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.chicandshimmer.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Kathryn!! I am in love with it! xo Bryn

  18. Chelsea Henriquez

    Wowzers obsessed with this look! I love how you paired the skirt with the blazer. Totally unexpected and totally working.

    xx,
    Chels
    http://www.chelseaasoflate.com

  19. Audrey Paillé

    You look so elegant with that long skirt!

    Audrey, http://www.frenchallure.ca/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Audrey! It’s a great skirt! xo Bryn

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    The blazer is perfect for the fall and I love the skirt!

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