No. 1: Christian Louboutin Shoes, Chloé Gemma bag;
No. 2: Diane von Furstenberg top; Zara clutch;
No. 3: Lanvin shoes, Mulberry Neely bag;
No.1: Diane von Furstenberg vest; Hermes bag;
No.2: Armani Exchange Blazer; Hermes clutch; Yves Saint Laurent shoes;
No.3: Chanel clutch;Yves Saint Laurent shoes;
After seeing all of the six outfits of Olivia Palermo above, have you noticed something? Yes! It’s the same pair of shorts in all of her looks. Best part is: such a pair of stylish and versatile shorts on her is from H&M! This is the one of the main reasons why I truly appreciate Olivia Palermo.
Born in a rich family, has successful career, got so many titles (socialite, model, actress, editor, entrepreneur..), she never lacks of choice when it comes to shopping, but she can be easily spotted wearing street brand pieces. Being her fan for a long time, I witnessed her talent of using the same piece to create many different stylish and polished looks all the time.
After posting my last entry(the ways she styles her striped shirts), I feel that I have to edit a post series about her talented pairing skills of mixing high and low, about her polish outfits that were paired around the same piece we can all afford.
Anyway, compared to constantly buying new things each season, what we want more is figuring out how to maximally use all the pieces we already have in our closet, right?
“Studying” her outfits inspired me a lot. I hope this post series can inspire you the same.
Today, as you already knew, our featured item is the H&M high waist shorts and Olivia Palermo’s six outfits around it. Below are some styling tips I learned from her:
When choosing shorts, look for a high waist black pair in nice material (like tweed and wool ) or with unique design (embellishment details, Jacquard pattern or crochet) –all of these will make the shorts can be easily dressed up or down, can be worn almost year-round and can stay with us many seasons.
Zara has two that are equally stylish ( here and here):
Designer choices from Oscar De La Renta (on sale) and Finders Keepers:
Black color makes the shorts go with everything: from basic black and white pieces, neutral brown and grey ones, to colorful pieces (girly floral or bright solid color).
The nice material and unique design make the shorts can be easily dressed up with silk blouse, structured blazer, and fine jewelries, or dressed down with casual top, knit wear and flats.
The high waist design can accent our figures, cinch our waists and elongate our legs.
When choosing whole black look, add some accessories to balance the mature and heavy black ensemble and bring some youthful and fun vibe to the look, like the studded bangle, silk bow tie, red nail polish, layered necklace on Olivia Palermo.
When pairing the shorts with bright-colored and patterned pieces, make sure you can find all the solid colors that you want to pair in the pattern. Black goes very well with yellow, blue and pink.
Recreate Olivia Palermo’s outfit No.1:
Outwear: Clare Tough (65% off now)
Top: Hugo Boss or this elegant affordable version from Ann Taylor
Shoes: Ann Taylor
Bag: J.Crew (or another stylish shape from J.Crew)
Accessories: Michael Kors watch, Dior “red royalty” nail polish
Recreate Olivia Palermo’s outfit No.2:
Shoes: Dyeables Aislinn
Clutch: H&M (or this stunning colorblock version from BCBG)
Accessories: Stella & dot necklace (or high quality one here) , Style&co watch, Lulu Frost Bracelet, Forever 21 Dark Purple Polish
Recreate Olivia Palermo’s outfit No.3:
Shirt: Diane von Furstenberg
Shoes: B Brian Atwood
Bag: Zara (or another stylish version in dusty pink)
Accessories: Asos ring, Maybelline Wined and Dined Polish
Hope you enjoy today’s post! Next time, I will continue this “Style lessons from Olivia Palermo” series. Talk to you soon!