Olivia Palermo has a style I appreciate.
She is much younger than me and can wear pieces well relegated to my memory bank and yet there are so many outfits she wears that I can replicate or take inspiration from.
Her signature style is one I would describe as classic with a twist. I think back to her wedding day images and I still like the interpretation. She wore a non-traditional skirt and sweater and yet there were bridal elements; like her style, she mixed the classics with a twist and came up trumps. (And in Manolo pumps.)
It’s her mix I like best.
The way she contrasts the very feminine with the tailored; she is not afraid to mix patterns and plains or to add a quirky signature. Yes, she is beautiful, but I always feel she is wearing the clothes rather than the labels wearing her.
This month she has collaborated on a range for Nordstrom. Some of the pieces are wonderful and I will be adding a couple to my wardrobe this season. The tailored suit ,with the cute back flare, is fabulous as are the tuxedo pants; again ‘classic with a twist’ to give them added flair. I don’t often wear a cropped pant unless it’s very narrow but these with the plaid blazer are a great alternative and a flattering shape. Those metallic sneakers will add the finishing touch. I would also wear the blazer on its own with denim, or even khakis.
The camisoles, one of those essentials to stock up on, are superb and not always easy to find. The tiered sleeve blouse is one to wear with absolutely everything.
Olivia Palermo has the kind of style I want to steal. xv
“We loved mixing light, feminine elements such as ruffles and lace with leather and menswear-inspired tailored pieces,” said Palermo.
“Fabrics like chiffon have a lot of movement and add an extra-pretty element – they give a romantic touch to the collection to balance the menswear styles.”
Oliva Palermo: Steal Her Style
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