Trina Turk for Banana Republic: The Good, The Bad, and the Sweat Stain-Worthy

If there were a patron saint of Palm Springs-apporpriate duds, Trina Turk would be it. The designer's based in the Southern California desert city, lives in this awesome house that looks like a cruise ship, and specializes in high-end pool-worthy designs with flowy silhouettes and loud, colorful prints.

Naturally her capsule collection, available in stores and online on Thursday, June 7, for the mainstream retailer is full of those trademarks and reasonably priced from $34.50 to $150. But that doesn't mean they're all worthy of summertime swooning.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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