10+ Styling Tips We’re Stealing From Banana Republic

It’s official: Olivia Palermo has cemented her status as a style icon. In 2016, Banana Republic named the fashion star a global style ambassador, giving her space on its site to curate her favorite pieces. Then, earlier this year, the retailer announced Palermo would debut her first capsule collection this fall. Fast-forward to New York Fashion Week, and she’s taken over its Fifth Avenue flagship store for its debut. For those of us who remember when the street style star was the stylist antagonist on The City, we know Palermo has always served up some seious looks. Now, she wants to spread the wealth.

“This collection can be reworked in so many different ways,” Palermo tells Refinery29 at the collection’s presentation while wearing a military coat, pleated ruffle-back top, tuxedo stripe pants, and glitter brogues (she called the look “casual-cool”). “You can go for the bohemian feel, you can do military[-inspired], or go more graphic.” Stand-out pieces include the jackets she designed to be worn by all genders, like this belted military option, and the olive green leather trousers (which, when styled with a red coat, make a “no-fail look” for fall).

What the collection really seemed to nail, though, is inventive styling, which is completely reflective of Palermo’s own aesthetic. On Saturday, we left the Banana Republic presentation with a laundry list of new ways to wear our old clothes. Here’s 11 of them.

Drape your coat over your shoulders as to not disturb your exaggerated sleeves.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Ribbed Swing Turtleneck, $ 118, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Leather Crop Flare Pant, $ 598, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Military Coat, $ 348, available at Banana Republic.

Make your dress pull double-duty and wear it over jeans.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Tiered Velvet Shirtdress, $ 148, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Lace-up Flare Pant, $ 98, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Foulard Skinny Silk Scarf, $ 48, available at Banana Republic.

Here’s a bunch of things you can do with a scarf. 1) Tie it backwards and wear as a choker.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Tiered Velvet Shirtdress, $ 148, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Lace-up Flare Pant, $ 98, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Foulard Skinny Silk Scarf, $ 48, available at Banana Republic.

2) Knot it forwards and let the ends hang low.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Bias-cut Strappy Tunic, $ 68, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Bias-cut Skirt, $ 78, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Foulard Skinny Silk Scarf, $ 48, available at Banana Republic.

3) Don’t knot it, and simply let it be.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Bias-cut Strappy Tunic, $ 68, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Bias-cut Skirt, $ 78, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Foulard Skinny Silk Scarf, $ 48, available at Banana Republic.

4) Tie it around your wrist for a D.I.Y. bracelet.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pleated Bell-sleeve Top, $ 88, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Pleated Wrap Skirt, $ 78, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Paisley Skinny Silk Scarf, $ 58, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Skinny Triple-wrap Trouser Belt, $ 48, available at Banana Republic.

Wear all the prints at once.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Paisley Tie-neck Dress, $ 248, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Brocade Military Jacket, $ 348, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Foulard Skinny Silk Scarf, $ 48, available at Banana Republic.

Of course, a scarf will maximize the impact.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Paisley Tie-neck Dress, $ 248, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Brocade Military Jacket, $ 348, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Foulard Skinny Silk Scarf, $ 48, available at Banana Republic.

Match the buckles on your sweater to your skirt. Coordination at its finest.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Cable-knit Turtleneck with Lace Accents, $ 148, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Snake-effect Italian Leather Button-wrap Skirt, $ 498, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Belted Military Jacket, $ 198, available at Banana Republic.

Toughen up a cozy sweater with a more structured military jacket.

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Cable-knit Turtleneck with Lace Accents, $ 148, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Snake-effect Italian Leather Button-wrap Skirt, $ 498, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Belted Military Jacket, $ 198, available at Banana Republic.

Stripes on stripes on stripes? Why not?

Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Ribbed Swing Turtleneck, $ 118, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Leather Crop Flare Pant, $ 598, available at Banana Republic; Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Military Coat, $ 348, available at Banana Republic.

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