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!