Photos from 2010 Spring Banana Republic Spring Collection Runway Show

Banana Republic's Sporty Sleek Spring '10 Collection

Banana Republic is giving me something to look forward to come Spring. Honing in its love for polished sportswear, the retailer sent models down the runway in a fresh collection of denim, chambray shirts, silk tops, moto jackets, refined shorts, classic trenches, and slick chinos. "We’re still a work brand, but we want to have great weekend and going-out clothes, too," said Banana Republic's president, Jack Calhoun. And that they did providing us with neutral-tailored separates along with colorful, silky splashes. I especially love this seafoam silk tunic dress — so luxuriously simple.

While shorts and skirts dominated the runway, cropped pants also played a key role in the storyline. Clean-cut chinos and jeans were cut right above the ankle for a refreshing, chic look. On the accessories front, I adored the straw fedoras and leather-mule sandals. Affordable and amazing — just the way I like it.

To see more from Banana's Spring '10 runway, read more.

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