Style Icon {Olivia Palermo}

From mean girl on The City to it girl just about everywhere, Olivia Palermo is no stranger to the style radar. She is perpetually well-groomed and mixes high and low better than anyone. Blonde or brunette, strolling the sidewalks or strutting her stuff, Olivia is every bit worthy of icon status.

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Olivia’s street style is all about wardrobe staples topped with luxe extras. Three of these looks require a plain white blouse, which can be worn solo or paired with a furry vest or tuxedo jacket. Black pumps and gold flats are equally appropriate for everyday use while a navy schoolboy blazer is a timeless necessity in any wardrobe. Olivia tops off each look with a little something luxurious, like chic tortoise sunglasses or her ever-present rotation of Birkin bags.

S O C I A L   S C E N E
Olivia makes cameos at Diane von Furstenberg and Elle but we all know her real claim to fame is her socialite status. Fashion shows and public appearances are all in a day’s work for this style icon — and she has the wardrobe to prove it. She relies again on black and white basics but introduces subtle pattern and sexier shoes like pointed toe pumps and strappy sandals to take her look from day to night. The occasional pop of color, whether a burgundy shoe or a yellow clutch, keeps her classic appeal from feeling too predictable.

C O C K T A I L   H O U R
Olivia takes more risks when it comes time for her to dress up and hit the town. A purple printed dress cinched with a leopard belt for Elie Saab? Why not! Unexpected accessories like a bold necklace and unusual textures like leather separates keep her look refreshingly modern. She keeps her hair and make-up simple — fresh-faced with an easy up-do or loose waves — and lets her clothes do the talking. What’s not to love about that?

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