If you recall the Burberry Prorsum autumn 2014 show, you’ll remember it closing with a procession of heavy plaid blanket capes, each embroidered with the initials of the model wearing it. As for how to rock said ponchos in everyday life, look no further than Olivia Palermo for inspiration. A pair of thigh high boots, shorts and a blouse are all you need.
The right hair is everything, isn’t it? Sure, Olivia Palermo‘s clashing print situation of strange amoeba-like florals and painterly spots makes for a unique take on monochrome dressing. And her dainty shoes add more than a little grace to what could – black blazer considered – end up looking like office-wear… But the flowing waves falling over dark sunglasses are what really scream socialite.
What constitutes a great street style look depends upon the occasion, the wearer, the weather… Sometimes it comes down to attitude or uniqueness or effortless elegance. From boyish culottes and ripped boyfriend jeans to polished tailored jacket and thigh high boots, Paris – as always – had plenty to offer. At the gallery, in no particular order, 20 of the strongest looks spotted on the…
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In another realm to Milan’s wearable polish and London’s eclectic charm is the street style selection in Paris during fashion week. This is where the voice of high fashion has the chance to be heard, where the runway fashion trends become reality. Still focusing on those looks that translate into everyday life, that you can take styling inspiration from whichever city you happen to dwell…
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Keeping it in balance: Olivia Palermo kept shirt and shoes matching in black-on-white spot print, while her crisp white skirt stayed print-free. For a touch of colour? Reflective on trend sunglasses and an orange and white clutch.
A model exits the Elie Saab couture show, still sporting the elegant braided chignon from the runway. Miroslava Duma attends Dior with a textured bob well worthy of replicating. Petra Nemcova’s slick, looped-under ponytail is the antithesis to Olivia Palermo’s messy bun – yet both are equally charming. At the gallery: 6 hairstyles spotted during Paris couture week.
Olivia Palermo is capable of pulling off several different styles, but the one she does best is pure femininity. The details on her outfit at the Dior couture show speak for themselves: baby pink and blue jewels punctuating an outift of crisp white and metallic blue.
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Spanish jewellery house Carrera Y Carrera chose Olivia Palermo for their latest campaign – a not unfitting decision given her style aligns quite closely to the image of the brand. Styled with rich lace and sheer dresses, the “Treasures of the Empire” collection is all about classically luxurious fine jewels.
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If you tend to think of Olivia Palermo‘s style as being purely classic and demure, then you’ll be wowed by her choice of gown for the amfAR Gala in Cannes.