In the past couple of years, Olivia Palermo has achieved a lot more than just being a socialite, or another pretty girl on TV, she has become a real style icon and it is not rare to see her sitting front row at NYFW, or on the glossy pages of a magazine. She has even been featured on Vogue's Best Dressed List of 2010. Her outfits are chic and yet really simple, and the fact that she often mixes designer pieces with high street brands makes her style even more approachable. If you like Olivia's style as much as I do, here are some tips on how to incorporate some of her signature look into your wardrobe.
The blazer is without a doubt one of her signature pieces. Actually, if you take a closer look at the pictures above, she is wearing a blazer in every single one of them. Investing in some good quality blazers is something I would recommend to everyone since they are so versatile. But who said blazers had to be plain and boring? Take inspiration from Olivia and pick unusual shapes and materials to give this classic piece a modern twist. A good place to start shopping for blazers would be one of the socialite's favourite highstreet shops, Zara.
THE DESIGNER BAG
If there is one thing to learn from Olivia's style, it is the power of a nice bag. It can make even the plainest outfit look amazing, and adds some sense of luxury to the cheapest pieces. Olivia's collection includes legendary bags such as the Birkin from Hermès, Chanel's 2.55, Mulberry's Alexa, as well as an extensive collection of designer clutches to make sure that any outfit is fabulous.
STATEMENT COSTUME JEWELLERY
This one is particularly obvious considering she designed a collection of necklaces for Roberta Freymann and if you have ever watched The City, you know that oversized necklaces are one of Olivia's treadmarks, alongside chunky bracelets and statement rings. Maybe it is time to give in and get this YSL Arty Ring that you've been eyeing for months then?
Whether she wears them during the day with flats for a casual look, or with a sequinned top and killer heels for an ELLE party, leather leggings are a staple in Olivia's wardrobe. If hers are from Daryl K and cost $895, you can easily find cheaper alternatives in high street shops like ASOS, Topshop or River Island and look just as fabulous.
A FLAWLESS FACE
Have you ever noticed how perfectly put together she looks? It is not all about the outfit, but also about the makeup. Her skin is always flawless and dewy. To recreate that, try a foundation like Chanel Vita Lumière with a touch of YSL Touche Eclat under the eye for a glowy and healthy look. Although she usually keeps it natural with a bit of liner, she also wears fake eyelashes most of the time. She even confessed that her secret to doe eyes is self-adhesive Revlon eyelashes. Add a swipe of black gel liner and you are good to go.
THE ULTIMATE ARM CANDY
This might be the hardest thing to find : a German model boyfriend, but it definitely looks good with everything. I am just kidding here, but I have to say that I will probably never get tired of looking at Johannes Huebl and to be honest, who would?
Now only thing left to do is shop!
- Elodie x