Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Olivia's favorite shorts

What i love about Olivia is that she reuses pieces but still manages to create different outfits everytime! One of the things she loves to wear are black shorts. Olivia: "Don’t spend much on trendy pieces. Invest in items that will make your style grow.” I picked out 3 outfits where she's wearing her favorite pair of black shorts, which one do you prefere?

The first outfit is very classic. She's wearing all black items but creates dimension by opting for a sheer blouse. The silver jewellery keeps the outfit fresh.

The second look is a bit more playful. She brings summer into her outfit by wearing the dvf Mala floral blouse and emphasizes the yellow in the blouse with a yellow clutch. The golden jewellery gives the outfit a warm glow. She chose black sandals instead of pumps which adds to the summer feel.

The last look is the most serious one. She looks smart and chic wearing a black and white outfit. Behind the sweet smile you can read the message: "don't mess with this girl".

Friday, July 24, 2009

Who wore it best?

Who can wear a topshop sweater and make it look much more expensive? Yes indeed, Olivia can! And now the difficult part: How to do this? "Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!" is the correct answer. She manages to look hot in a baggy sweater by wearing black leggings and peep toe heels that show off her red vampy nail polish. Normally I wouldn't recommend mixing two prints, but I think the zebra striped scarfe doesn't harm the outfit. By keeping her make-up simple the bold necklace doesn't seem too much. Or do you think I'm wrong and prefere the more casual way of dressing up by Mary-Kate Olsen?

Mary-Kate wears her topshop sweater with a pair of gladiator sandals, Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses and a bright handbag.

What concerns accessorizing, i think Olivia is definitely the one who's gonna win this little battle. ... I mean, what better way to spice up your outfit than with a male model by your side? ;)
Or are you the kind of girl that preferes a rocker boyfriend with an "I just got out of bed" look?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

déjà vue

When i saw this outfit, it reminded me a lot of the chanel style. This outfit breaths class and elegance, and gives you a Saint-Tropez kind of feeling. The silhouette is so simple, yet so luxurious. Timeless beauty.

above: chanel inspiration

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back to Business

Olivia is a career girl, that's why she wants to look strong and confident. By mixing a no-nonsense polished appearance with a certain elegance, her outfits scream 'sophisticated'. Olivia reinvented the black trouser suit. She gives this conservative outfit a more fashion-forward feeling by adding a sparkling clutch, brooches, and red nail polish.

Friday, July 17, 2009

all-in-one: the jumpsuit!

From short to long, strappless, glamorous silk to humble cotton, Olivia has one in every shape, leg length, and colour: the jumpsuit! When it comes to wearing jumpsuits, Olivia's style is less complicated. She just adds a pair of killer heels and golden jewelry, that's it. Love them or hate them?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

50's making a comeback!

The popular cat eye sunglasses style has made its way back onto the fashion scene. Olivia Palermo has been spotted sporting a pair of Tom Ford Anouk sunglasses. The warm colours of her 1950's inspired sunglasses add a more luxurious feeling to this retro look.

Hot or Not?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Flower Power

When summer is in town, Olivia likes to wear flower prints. By combining this dvf Mala floral blouse with a black vest and shorts she makes the outfit less girly and more sophisticated. Perfect for a day full of shopping fun or a day at the office!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Nude the new black?

There's no doubt that nude is the colour of this season... A trend Olivia loves to follow.

A sparkling dress and a 'natural' pose for the camera.

A more golden version of the nude dress.

I love the topshop shoes and the strapless nude-coloured dress with little pockets, but i'm afraid her skin tone is a little too pale to wear the dress like that. There's not enough contrast. Or do you think she can pull it off like this?

Olivia keeps the nude look interesting by combining the dress with one of her favorite clutches (see 2nd outfit of this post), high heels and jacket from topshop.

A more casual version of the trend: a see-through nude-coloured blouse with a simple jeans. Less is more!

She even compares a nude dress with a broom handbag.

This last look is definitely my favorite. A simple, nude-coloured dress by Zac Posen brightened up with a nice piece of jewellery. The blazer makes sure she doesn't look washed out by the nude colours. And here they are again: her favorite
YSL tribute sandals! Classy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

once you go black...

Olivia loves black. But she always manages to brighten things up with colourful or sparkling accessories.

Besides yellow shoes and purses, Olivia's favorite accessory is her German-born model boyfriend Johannes Huebl. (his nickname: 'Joe Hotness') The two have been dating for several months now. It seems like Olivia not only chose a good man, but also a matching closet. They always look so good together!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Olivia's apartment

Olivia lives in a one-bedroom apartment on the 10th floor of a 21-story development on Leonard Street in Tribeca. She decorated the place together with her mother, Lyn ­Hutchings, a partner at interior design firm Hutchings-Lyle. Her apartment has a "1960s look with a classic old Hollywood feel". (see article)

art deco chair

vintage Hermès tray

above: the proud owner of a walk in closet with a zebra rug

Olivia loves her YSL tribute sandals

Her trademark: oversized necklaces

One of Olivia's favorite pieces as of late is an eye-catching necklace. She likes to wear it with both dressy and casual outfits.

above: Ultra-glamorous necklace by Roberta Freymann

Olivia's street style

Olivia is a master at mixing designer items (just love her Birkin bag), inexpensive pieces (her favorite: top shop), and vintage articles to establish her sophisticated, polished style. Wherever she goes, stylish is her middle name...

Let me introduce you: my style icon...

Olivia Palermo is a New York socialite, a 'social' like she calls herself. She is an Upper East sider, and some people think the character of 'Blair Waldorf' in Gossip Girl is based on her. Olivia lives the life every girl dreams of. While working in PR for Diane von Furstenberg, she is costarring with Whitney Port (from 'The Hills') on MTV’s reality-based show 'The City'. Her mother is an interior decorator and her father is a real-estate developer. Her hair and make-up are perfection, her clothes to die for and she's always impeccable accessorized... don't hate her for it :)