When you're chatting with Olivia Palermo, you notice two trademark qualities: her soft-spoken words and her impeccably styled outfit. For a Banana Republic pop-up event in NYC, Olivia was in a glittery, metallic navy skirt with a matching top and had tied a light sweater around her waist. It was this effortless, how-does-she-do-it style that drew a crowd around the star as she took photos and chatted about the items she curated specially for the pop-up shop.
"I love basics, you can always start and layer there," she said when asked about her in-store picks.
The star carefully selected items that fit her aesthetic for everything from the wall decor to the accessories to the Rimowa suitcases, which she "always travels with." Looking around the room, I soon realized that I (along with a hundred other people) had basically stepped into Olivia Palermo's closet. It was clean, modern, tailored to perfection, and very . . . Olivia. Her eye for design coupled with her street style prowess is what likely led to a Fall '17 collab with Banana Republic. Though details are slim, we can expect the capsule collection to feel like Olivia (and involve a pair of jeans or two).
"We just styled [the collection] a couple months ago," said Michael Anderson, Banana Republic's SVP of design. "It takes in all the things she loves — a little bit of the military and softened feminine. Everything is versatile, handpicked, and the fabrics are amazing. [The pop-up] is almost a prelude to our bigger capsule collection with her."
Though we have to wait a bit to see the exact pieces from the Fall collection, Olivia's Spring '17 picks are within our reach. In fact, you can shop the eight basic pieces ahead to keep you satisfied until next season.