Jul 262013
 

How to wear leather shorts, how to wear printed shorts, Olivia Palermo, street style, spring/summer outfit ideas 2013, denim chambray shirt, printed jacquard shorts, floral ballet flats, burgundy red tote, white shirt, brown leather shorts, cut out sandal,   On Olivia Palermo: Msgm Red and Pink Jacquard Woven shorts, 7 For All Mankind Slim Western Denim Shirt, Pretty Ballerinas floral ballet flats, Westward Leaning sunglasses, Louis Vuitton red duffel bag.   On Olivia Palermo: Zara leather shorts, Fendi 2Jours Medium Tote Bag burgundy, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, white shirt; Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of bauergriffinonline.comzimbio.com.

We usually think of the shirt and shorts combo as a classic casual outfit choice, Olivia Palermo proved otherwise:

For the left look above, she balanced a casual chambray shirt with luxe, structured jacquard print shorts. As always, she finished off with an unexpected touch, in this case, a fun, summery floral ballet flats. This look is feminine yet fashionable, great for a casual date, a getaway, or downtown stroll.

For the right look above, she dressed up this classic combo by choosing urban chic staples: crisp white button down shirt, leather shorts and suede cut-out heel. This look is office-friendly, yet so easy to transform for night out simply by changing accessories.

As women, we always love leg slimming pieces, the loose shorts on Olivia Palermo are great examples. But this kind of shorts tends to exaggerate our hips, so take a hint from this style savvy, cinch your waist with a belt, which will make you look taller and slimmer.

How will you play with this combo? Share with me!

How to wear leather shorts, how to wear printed shorts, Olivia Palermo, street style, spring/summer outfit ideas 2013, denim chambray shirt, printed jacquard shorts, floral ballet flats, burgundy red tote, white shirt, brown leather shorts, cut out sandal,   On Olivia Palermo: Msgm Red and Pink Jacquard Woven shorts, 7 For All Mankind Slim Western Denim Shirt, Pretty Ballerinas floral ballet flats, Westward Leaning sunglasses, Louis Vuitton red duffel bag.   Alternatives: Current/Elliott The Perfect shirt,  Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch,  Mango metallic embellished skinny belt,  Sam Edelman floral ballet flat,   Saint Laurent 'Duffle 6' Leather Satchel,

1. Current/Elliott The Perfect shirt (on Olivia Palermo on sale here)
2. Westward Leaning sunglasses
3. MSGM Short (similar here & here)
4. Michael Kors slim runway watch
5. Mango embellished skinny belt
6. Sam Edelman flat color ‘Melon’
7. Saint Laurent ‘Duffle 6’ satchel (similar here) 

How to wear leather shorts, how to wear printed shorts, Olivia Palermo, street style, spring/summer outfit ideas 2013, denim chambray shirt, printed jacquard shorts, floral ballet flats, burgundy red tote, white shirt, brown leather shorts, cut out sandal,     On Olivia Palermo: Zara leather shorts, Fendi 2Jours Medium Tote Bag burgundy, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, white shirt;   Alternatives: 1. Theory Shirt - Larissa Luxe white shirt,  2. Piper Gore Scarlett Cognac Leather Shorts,  3. Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal,   4. Giorgio Armani 'Rouge d'Armani' Lipstick ,  5. stella & dotLuxor Link Bracelet - Gold,  6. J.Crew Chevron buckle leather belt,  7. Fendi2Jours Medium Tote Bag,

1. Theory Shirt (great buy here & here)
2. Piper Gore leather shorts (under $80 here!)
3. Aquazzura sandal (also here; great alternative here & here)
4. Giorgio Armani lipstick color ‘401’
5. Stella & Dot link bracelet
6. J.Crew leather belt
7. Fendi ‘2Jours’ tote (great alternative here & here)

Jul 082013
 

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer  On Olivia Palermo: Christian Dior white jacket, organza skirt, embellished belt, and black pointy toe pumps, white clutch; statement gold cuff,  On Olivia Palermo:Christian Dior blue bag and embellished belt,leopard print blouse, Dior aviator sunglasses, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Flip Skirt,Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of vogue.co.ukstylebistro.com.

Social season requires multi-functional, season-appropriate yet style conscious pieces. With that in mind, today I picked two glamorous looks from Olivia Palermo, see how she pulled together elegant, fashionable looks that are great for many social events, from formal black tie to a baby shower or date night, by using pieces that can be easily restyled in many different ways.

Like how Raf Simons infused modern poetry to Dior’s bravura signatures, Olivia Palermo chose sleek white blazer to go with her opulent, luxurious organza skirt for the house’s couture show. Front row styles are my favorite to observe, I greatly appreciate outfits like this which capture the spirit of the brand, yet so wearable.

This look is great for formal events, gallery opening, museum exhibits, weddings or fancy dinner. The white blazer, black pumps, embellished belt and cuffs can polish up many casual outfits as well.

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer On Olivia Palermo: Christian Dior white jacket, organza skirt, embellished belt, and black pointy toe pumps, white clutch; statement gold cuff,  alternatives: 1. Topshop Textured Blazer, 2. Kate Spade New York susannah blue dress,  3. BCBG Natural Stone Mosaic Cuff,  4. ONE by Boundary Vegan Leather Skirt ,  5. Alice + Olivia Dina Suede black Pumps,  6. Also BERNELL women White Synthetic envelope clutch,

1. Topshop textured blazer (great style here & here)
2. Kate Spade New York susannah dress (also here)
3. BCBG natural stone cuff
4. ONE by Boundary vegan leather skirt (on sale)
5. Alice + Olivia suede pumps
6. Aldo white clutch

The second look below blended different styles harmoniously together: the edgy animal print shirt, girly flared skirt, cool aviator sunglasses and cut-out booties. This drop-waist skirt on her is a new trend this season. Since the flare starts at our hips, the best way to style them is with tops tucked in to highlight our waistline. An embellished belt helps to cinch the waist. Style savvy Olivia also used nude heels to elongate her slim legs.

Again, each piece in this outfit can be easily restyled: Wear the printed blouse with white skinny jeans or black cropped pants; Team the flared skirt with a peplum top or bomber jacket. The usage of the accessories (nude cut out sandals, blue bag and embellished belt) is endless.

how to wear a white blazer, event outfit idea, date outfit ideas, how to wear animal print, How to Wear a drop-waist skirt; Olivia Palermo, street style, fashion week, spring/summer,  On Olivia Palermo:Christian Dior blue bag and embellished belt,leopard print blouse, Dior aviator sunglasses, Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Flip Skirt, Alternatives:  1. Dior 'Havane' Metal Aviator Sunglasses,  2. Aquazzura nude cut out suede sandal,  3. Joie Blouse - Gudelia Leopard Print ,  4. Aryn K Seamed Drop-Waist white Skirt ,  5. David Yurman Blue Topaz, Diamond & Sterling Silver Ring ,  6. Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour 'Coromandel',  7. Rebecca Minkoff Shoulder Bag - Diamond Quilt Mini Affair ,

1. Dior aviator sunglasses
2. Aquazzura sandal (also here; great alternative here & here)
3. Joie Blouse (similar here)
4. Aryn K drop-waist skirt (it’s the one on Olivia, on sale; also here)
5. David Yurman diamond & sterling silver ring (also here)
6. Chanel ‘Coromandel’ nail colour 
7. Rebecca Minkoff shoulder bag (also here)

Jul 052013
 

summer work outfit ideas; how to wear white; how to wear cut out shoes; how to wear bermuda  shorts; Olivia Palermo, white shirt/blouse; beige/khaki shorts, cut out heel sandal, white trench coat, python/snakeskin bag, white colorblock bag, black top, tibi, strappy sandal, Jimmy Choo, street style, spring/summer,   On Olivia Palermo: Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Nude,Olivia and Joy Olivia + Joy Handbag, Regards Small Shoulder Bag.  On Olivia Palermo: Tibi Silk Strappy Cami, Elizabeth and James Hendrick Trench, Elizabeth and James Addeline Crystal-Embellished Linen Shorts, Jimmy Choo Kemble Knotted Suede Sandals, Devi Kroell Moon Large Sutton bag,  Lulu Frost layered statement necklace, Elizabeth and James cuffs ,Cartier watch. Photos: Olivia Palermo; Courtesy of stylebistro.comgettyimages.com

As the temperature rises, dressing appropriately for work yet staying cool can be challenging. Today’s featured looks from tasteful and elegant Olivia Palermo can tell us how:

Choose office-friendly pieces with fresh, seasonal colors and airy breezy fabric: like the crisp white button-down shirt, light-weight trench coat, linen bermuda shorts and silk top seen on Palermo.

Show your fashion taste through details: a structured bag in python print, a nude sandal with right-in cut-out design, or an elegant thin belt in metallic hue.

Transform your look from office to evening out simply by changing accessories: add a statement chain necklace, or a bold gold cuff (maybe two, one on each arm), fabulous sunglasses or even just bright colored nails

summer work outfit ideas; how to wear white; how to wear cut out shoes; how to wear bermuda  shorts; Olivia Palermo, white shirt/blouse; beige/khaki shorts, cut out heel sandal, white trench coat, python/snakeskin bag, white colorblock bag, black top, tibi, strappy sandal, Jimmy Choo, street style, spring/summer,   On Olivia Palermo: Aquazzura Sexy Thing Suede Cutout Sandal, Nude,Olivia and Joy Olivia + Joy Handbag, Regards Small Shoulder Bag. Alternative:  1. Acne teven alanworthy button front tunic,  2. Olivia + Joy Handbag, Regards Small Shoulder Bag ,  3. B-Low The Belt gold Alpha Belt,  4. GIORGIO ARMANIhigh waist bermuda shorts in cupro with pockets,  5. Charles Albert Alchemia Shine gold Cuff,  6. aquazzura cut out suede heel sandal,

1. Acne tunic (great style here)
2. Olivia + Joy shoulder bag ($78!)
3. B-Low belt
4. Giorgio Armani bermuda shorts (similar here & here)
5. Charles Albert cuff
6. Aquazzura sandal (also here; great alternative here & here

summer work outfit ideas; how to wear white; how to wear cut out shoes; how to wear bermuda  shorts; Olivia Palermo, white shirt/blouse; beige/khaki shorts, cut out heel sandal, white trench coat, python/snakeskin bag, white colorblock bag, black top, tibi, strappy sandal, Jimmy Choo, street style, spring/summer,  On Olivia Palermo: Tibi Silk Strappy Cami, Elizabeth and James Hendrick Trench, Elizabeth and James Addeline Crystal-Embellished Linen Shorts, Jimmy Choo Kemble Knotted Suede Sandals, Devi Kroell Moon Large Sutton bag,  Lulu Frost layered statement necklace, Elizabeth and James cuffs ,Cartier watch.   Alternative:1. D&G Cotton trench coat,  2. Lulu Frost Crystal chain necklace ,  3. Tibi Silk Strappy Cami,  4. Elizabeth and James ‘Isabella’ 55mm Sunglasses,  5. Elizabeth and James Addeline crystal-embellished linen shorts,  6. Clinique 'A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skin',  7. Jimmy Choo Kemble Knotted Suede Sandals,  8. Elizabeth and James Berlin Multiband Cuff Bracelet,

1. D&G trench coat (great style here & here)
2. Lulu Frost chain necklace (50% off)
3. Tibi silk cami (on sale; also here)
4. Elizabeth and James sunglasses
5. Elizabeth and James linen shorts (similar here)
6. Clinique for Sensitive Skin Nail Color in ‘Red Red Red’
7. Jimmy Choo suede sandals (65% off! also here; similar here)
8. Elizabeth and James cuff