Olivia Palermo is a young and elegant socialite with fashion model credentials. Glossies are frequently referencing her red carpet looks and street style. As Executive Editor and Creative Director of her own online magazine OliviaPalermo.com, she popularizes the importance of looking put-together at all times.
Investing on Accessories
Olivia is a stylish globetrotter who packs light, focusing on statement accessories. Two years ago she designed her own shoe collection for Aquazurra, showing that she really appreciates the impact of a strappy sandal or high-heel pump without ignoring the sophistication behind ballet or pointed flats. Lately, she is obsessed with the bejeweled Roger Vivier sneakers and Stella McCartney flatform brogues, while she continues to rock ankle straps and boots. Her casual outfits include large handbags from Givenchy, Mulberry, and Hermes. Alternatively, she holds small top-handle bags or clutches from Charlotte Olympia, Jimmy Choo, Fendi and more. She complements her loose curls or center-part low chignon with latest face-framing Dior sunnies.
The Polished Look
This Upper East Side Girl moved to Brooklyn without losing even a bit from her sleek profile. She is an urban princess opting for tailored silhouettes. Most of her outfits include at least one fitted piece – leather leggings or other – accentuating her slim figure. She owns Couture and Ready-to-Wear pieces from Valentino, Dior and Giambattista Valli, often combined with stylish Tibi, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Alice + Olivia stunners. Resisting a cool fur coat or vest is impossible for her. As a New Yorker, she needs warm outerwear!
Style Icon Wardrobe Staples
From her 2014 wedding to style-mate German model Johannes Huebl, we learnt that she loves separates such as those comprising her Carolina Herrera bridal combo of feather-trimmed cashmere sweater, tulle skirt and shorts. She likes A-line mini skirts, skinny pants, and ripped jeans. That said, we have seen her on endless occasions in chiffon and lace-paneled dresses. Sophistication comes with midi and tea-length hems in flared styles. She tops them with statement coats, roomy blazers, bomber and biker jackets. Off-the-shoulder tops are her summertime faves and roomy sweaters make for a cozy airport look.
Having Fun with Fashion
‘Polished’ doesn’t mean boring. "I think it's really important to play off different patterns, fabrics and textures," she explains in her Elle Malaysia February 2016 shoot. She is a fashion chameleon, combining sporty with girly elements, embracing graphic prints, fur fluffiness, embroidery, and color-blocking. During the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week for FW16 she taught us how to ‘recycle’ items the regal way Duchess Catherine does. One day she masters neutrals; the other infuses them with bright colors.