It doesn’t come as a surprise to you that I like Marimekko – as a Finn, how could I not love our most famous design brand? I am very excited about the Banana Republic Marimekko collection coming to selected stores and online on May 22nd (also on Banana Republic Europe). The entire collection is priced very low from $39.50 to $140, and it looks very promising! You can read more about the designers and SHOP NOW for the gorgeous pieces in this collection. I love the Maija Louekari’s Kivet-print and the different sizes of the print used in the Banana Republic collection. The skirt and the pants are to die for! Crew-Neck Sweater in Kivet Print $69.50, Mid-length Patio Skirt in Kivet Print $98, Ankle-Strap Sandal in Teak $89.00. Poplin Top in White $69.50, Hampton Pant in Kivet Print $79.50, Clutch in Kivet Print $39.50, Wayfarer in Black $98.50, Ankle-Strap Sandal in Black $89.00. Aino-Maija Metsola’s Jurmo-print is like a new version of the classic Kivet-print and in blue. It’s like rocks in the beach in the Turku archipelago, and the print carries a name of Jurmo island. V-Neck Shift Dress in Jurmo Print $130.00, Ankle-Strap Sandal in Teak $89.00. Maija Louekari brings more color with her Siirtolanpuutarha print from the garden. I like the complex print in solid color, blue, like in the first outfits, but the original with colors of the summer makes a bigger statement. Caftan in Siirtolapuutarha Print $110.00, Wayfarer in Black $98.50, Ankle-Strap Sandal in Teak $89.00. Patio Dress in Siirtolapuutarha Print $130.00, Ankle-Strap Sandal in Teak $89.00. Peplum Top in Siirtolapuutarha Print $69.50, Hampton Short in Siirtolapuutarha Print $55.00, Ankle-Strap Sandal in Teak $89.00. Photos: Greg Kessler / Banana Republic My mission is to inspire you to live life to the fullest and find your own “skimbaco,” how you enjoy life where ever you are in the moment. For ideas for travel, home, food and fashion, subscribe to weekly Skimbaco Lifestyle feed on Mondays and I hope you get my newsletter that I send out sometimes on Fridays.