Olivia Palermo is an anomaly in the world of celebrity. She isn’t divisive (her style is unanimously admired), there isn’t a single unflattering photograph of her anywhere (not even when walking her dog early in the morning) and although we could hate her for her ridiculously handsome husband, jet-setting lifestyle and fashion connections, we still want to be her friend.
Now, as the spring/summer '15 style ambassador for Max&Co., Palermo is telling us exactly how she does ‘perfect’ all the time. Here’s what you need to know about dressing like Olivia Palermo.
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You can dress up – even before noon.
“I do like dressing up in the morning. I don’t overthink the process and I dress for myself.”
An organised wardrobe is an organised life.
“I keep all my clothes in my closet at all times – regardless of the season. Since I am in so many different destinations and different climates throughout the year, everything must be easily accessible. I think colour coordinating is always helpful. I hold onto a lot and I have archives as well.”
Don’t invest in trends.
“I love costume jewellery but when you are looking for an investment piece, try looking for an estate statement piece. It’s always a great way to go because that’s something you will have forever.”
Every woman should own a structured blazer.
“You can wear it during the day, at night and to a black-tie function. It’s definitely multi-use.”
You only need one thing to go from desk to dinner.
“I really try to dress for my environment and what’s appropriate. If I’m going to a meeting and then have something in the evening, I might carry an extra accessory and put it on – that creates a smooth transition from ‘day to night’.”
If you’re a monochrome dresser, try adding other tones via accessories.
“I like to add pops of colour to an outfit in a watchband, a pair of socks, a belt, a bag or even a pair of sunglasses.”
Yes, sometimes, she’s just like us.
“During my off time, I can be found in my leggings and a sweater. That’s for sure!”
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