Cult favorite brand THE ARRIVALS teamed with style-setter and ultimate influencer Olivia Perez to update one of its most popular bomber jackets
If you have your finger on the hypebeast pulse, than THE ARRIVALS is probably already on your radar.
The New York City based brand is famous for its outerwear, gaining a cult following and tons of love on Instagram thanks to styles like the MOYA III moto (which is constantly selling out) and the KALA Teddy Bomber. And the latter just got the ultimate cool-girl update thanks to influencer Olivia Perez.
The label teamed up with the businesswoman, entrepreneur and Instagram star (Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Hailey Bieber are just a few in her squad) on the limited-edition THE ARRIVALS x Olivia Perez jacket, which dropped on Tuesday just in time for New York Fashion Week.
Perez, who describes her style as “feminine, eclectic and downtown,” shared some insight with PEOPLE on her new partnership, wardrobe and more below.
Why did you want to team with THE ARRIVALS?
“I’ve been a huge fan of THE ARRIVALS since their launch. I’ve lived in New York for almost seven years and their outerwear selection has always been my go-to for classic, elevated, yet functional pieces. Their pieces are timeless to me — I’ve had the same Moya jacket for over three years now and it’s one of my favorite items in my closet. I love teddy coats, they’re so comfortable and chic at the same time, so I wanted to take that ethos and create a piece that felt a bit more tailored. It’s the ultimate winter jacket that people can also wear for years to come.”
How does your style differ from New York to Los Angeles?
“In New York, I love to get dressed up and try more statement pieces. The city is the epicenter of some of the most creative people in the world, so I find inspiration even just walking down the street. When I’m in L.A., I’m way more laid-back. I stay with my mom in Malibu and our style is really comfortable but classic, so we’re always in jeans, tees, and comfy sweaters.”
How would you style this jacket in New York? How about L.A.?
In New York, I’d style this over a pair of cool pants, boots, and a chunky knit. In L.A., I’d probably get super cozy and style it over a sweat suit with sneakers.
Are teddy coats the new moto jacket?
“I don’t think they’re mutually exclusive. Our collaboration jacket is really a mix between the two — it fits like a moto jacket with the crop but its warm and cozy like a teddy. My moto jackets are really a staple in my closet especially in the spring, but I love a teddy coat in the winter.”
- Buy It! THE ARRIVALS LP KALA Teddy Bomber, $895; thearrivals.com
What are the integral pieces to your wardrobe?
“A great pair of vintage Re/DONEs, my sneaker collection and a statement bag.”
Oldest thing in your closet?
“Anything that my mother has passed down to me. She has incredible style, and I treat her pieces like heirlooms. My favorite would have to be a black vintage Birkin that she’s had for decades. It’s extremely worn in. I love wearing things that have a history to them.”
Most meaningful thing in your closet?
“My rings! I always have a full hand on. Each of them was given to me by someone important in my life — I have one from my grandma, one that all my sisters wear and a few from my mother.”
How do you practice self-care?
“It’s important for me to take time every day to do one thing that’s just dedicated to me. Whether that’s going to yoga at Y7, getting acupuncture, or even reading a few pages of a book every night before bed, I need that time that’s just focused on doing something that I love and that feels good.”
Are you into the CBD beauty hype? Any products you’re loving?
“I love Weed Sport CBD Muscle Rub. If you’re someone who’s always on-the-go like me, it’s amazing before bed on any places that feel tight. I also love Select CBD pens. Their blends are amazing and really help me to mellow out after a hectic day.”