From New York, Olivia Palermo is world famous for her savvy sense of mixing high-end pieces with high-street ones. Whether she’s experimenting with current trends, infusing her outfits with a splash of color, or creatively tying a belt, her eye for detail makes her every outfit artfully accessorized and impeccably tailored to her figure – indeed, the outcome is perfectly styled yet totally relaxed. Let’s uncover a few of her secrets so that we might copy her look.
As we can observe from her street looks, Olivia is always wearing the perfect fit of her clothing that makes her look polished and sleek. For her, the biggest fashion faux paus is when she sees some girls on the streets that don’t wear the right proportions for their body. So, like Olivia, get the perfect fit or have your clothes perfectly tailored for you. Belts are fantastic fix to cinch something in if you can’t get to a tailor. Olivia is a fan of belts – a trick she employs regularly when wearing voluminous ensembles.
According to Olivia, her fail-proof secret that’ll elevate a red-carpet look is wearing statement accessories like sunglasses, a structured handbag, or statement shoes. Gold and silver jewelry are always helpful when elevating any look even when you’re wearing something very simple and casual, they’ll bring everything to the next level. So, wear a statement piece that you can wear everyday to add a polish touch to your looks.
Olivia is a master of the high-low mix and you can use the trick by opting for finer silhouettes and fabrics like fur, leather, satin, cashmere and such to pair with your typical ensembles. According to Olivia, she never really believe in labels but rather goes with what looks good on her no matter who makes it. Again, the perfect fit is more important as no matter what the price of the item is; if it’s not flattering for you, then it’s not worth being worn. So, instead of looking for high-end designer pieces and labels, look for something that perfectly flatters you. You may buy yourself genuine leather or a faux leather coats, jacket, trousers, and even shorts. Go for something versatile that you can wear your statement ensemble most of the time.
Like Olivia, you may play with prints and patterns to add some interest to your look yet the result is laid-back and polished. You may traditionally wear a striped ensemble with a plain one but if you’re brave enough like Olivia, you may creatively mix some prints. When mixing prints and patterns, you may play with different versions, like wearing a vertically-striped top with a horizontal-striped bottom. Also, mix different prints in similar colors, or mix same prints in different shade to avoid looking overdone.
As we can see, Olivia is not afraid of colors. Like her, you may sport some bright colored ensembles to serve as your accent piece or play the art of color blocking. You may sport some colorful patterns too. Just team some of your ensemble with the shades of your colorful piece so you’ll create a perfectly blended look. The result will still look effortless but polished.
As Olivia’s tricks have taught us, you don’t need owning a lot of designer pieces just to look polished. All you need is creativity and fashion sense to mix your ensembles like Olivia, and wear some confidence. Be now ready to show off your style on the streets, and be a head turner with your perfectly styled yet totally relaxed looks.