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Go Bananas for Banana Republic’s New Collection

I’ve never seen The City (a spin-off of MTV’s famous reality show The Hills). So, I had no idea who Olivia Palermo was until I came across a blurb in People magazine detailing her collaboration with Banana Republic. As it turns out, the former reality TV star is Banana Republic’s global ambassador and recently launched an amazing capsule collection with the brand. Lani and Kyle are apparently long-time admirers of Palermo’s style. Maybe RLS should start a fan club?

I usually associate Banana Republic with classic, straight-forward looks, but the Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo collection is pretty bold (sometimes even verging on avant-garde). As I browsed the collection, I kept asking myself, “How would I wear these pieces?”

Scroll on down to see what I came up with! The collection manages to incorporate a lot of ideas while still remaining pretty cohesive (an admirable feat). I’ve highlighted the three major style motifs I observed while checking out the collection: military influence, ruffle details, and pleats. With this collection, you truly get a designer value at a contemporary price point. I think there’s something for everyone in this collection, whether you prefer to stick to more classic looks or aim to turn heads. It all depends on how you work it!

Happy Shopping!

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Military Might

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Belted Military Jacket in Navy, $198

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Italian Melton Wool-Blend Long Military Coat, $398

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Brocade Military Jacket, $348 (currently out of stock)

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Italian Melton Wool-Blend Military Coat in Black, $348

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Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Belted Military Jacket in Navy, $198

Alice and Olivia Slim Garrison Mock Neck Top, $165

L’Agence Chantal Low-Rise Skinny Jeans, $225

1.STATE Saffy Block Heel Pump, $89.95

MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Newbury Leather Tote, $398 $238.80

Zoë Chicco Diamond Bezel Stud Earrings, $400

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Ruffle Rampage

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Ruffle Accent Topcoat, $198

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Herringbone Ruffle Cape, $228

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Ruffled Bomber Jacket, $168

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Ruffle Waist Top, $98

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Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Ruffle Accent Topcoat, $198

Roland Mouret Mortimer Cotton-Blend Crepe Skinny Pants, $700

Cuyana Scoop Silk Tank in Black, $135

BCBG Heidi Pump in Black Leather, $88.95

Whiting & Davis Color Block Mesh Box Clutch in Black Multi, $90

Monica Vinader Siren Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings in Moonstone/Rose Gold, $195

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Plethora of Pleats

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pleated Bell-Sleeve Top in Cayenne, $78

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pleated Off-the-Shoulder Maxi Dress in Seaweed, $148

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pleated Wrap Skirt in Gold Lichen, $78

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Tiered Bell-Sleeve Top, $128

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Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pleated Bell-Sleeve Top in Cayenne, $78

J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans, $160

Ted Baker London Ishbel Brocade Bootie, $294.95

ZAC Zac Posen Soiree Leather Crossbody Bag, $295

Baublebar Claire Y-Necklace, $36

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