The 5 Pieces That Should Be Dominating Your 2017 Wardrobe

We’ve already seen how Olivia Palermo, Banana Republic’s Global Style Ambassador, flawlessly styled her looks in their new campaign with NYC in mind. But this versatile spring collection is clearly ready to take us from coast to coast, and we bet there’s a must-have to be found no matter where you live or #WhatMovesYou. To prove our theory, we’re launching a new series, Style by City, where three fashion influencers from around the country share the perfect weekend essentials for their hometown. Our third visit is to Nashville, where Mary Seng of Happily Grey is leading the local style set.



Courtesy of Happily Grey

Mary Seng’s Instagram account seamlessly jumps from Nashville to Madrid to New York and back again, introducing a side of Tennessee that’s far more chic than you’ve been giving the state credit for. Having now spent five years in her adopted hometown, the Happily Grey blogger laughs as she tells us cowboy boots are strictly reserved for tourists: “There are definitely Southern roots that influence the style. However, it’s a little more edgy and sophisticated than your typical Southern city.”

Listening to Seng describe Steadfast, her go-to Nashville coffee spot, you could easily imagine she’s offering up an insider’s guide to Williamsburg. “Everything is roasted in-house,” she says, emphasizing the cool, minimalistic aesthetic of the notoriously chic industrial space. Cool and minimalistic is equally descriptive of the Banana Republic pieces Seng describes as key for a stylish weekend in the city. “Locals don’t mind spending a little more on a basic white tee or clean knit, because this is what they will likely wear day to night,” Seng tells us, confirming the local sartorial philosophy is right in line with that of fashion capitals the world over.

Ahead, Seng shares her must-hit spots when visiting Nashville—and the wardrobe essentials you’ll need to re-create her effortless looks!

What will dominate your 2017 wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below!