Lesson 2: One Bright Clutch, Six Polished Looks (Style Lessons from Olivia Palermo)


Olivia Palermo paired her yellow clutch with black, white and purple pieces

Her outfits:
Common item: Zara clutch

No.1: Armani Exchange jacket (great version here); Yves Saint Laurent shoes;

No.2: Prabal Gurung dress (another stunning version here); Charlotte Olympia shoes;
Swarovski and Noir jewelries.

No.3: Marc Jacobs dress (this year’s obsession here and here, Yves Saint Laurent shoes

Olivia Palermo paired her yellow clutch with feather,floral and chifon pieces

Her outfits:

Common item: Zara clutch

No.4 (No 2’s look plus the same jacket from No. 1) Armani Exchange jacket; Prabal Gurung dress(another stunning version here); Charlotte Olympia shoes;

No.5:Diane von Furstenberg top (new print here); H&M shorts;

No.6:DVF dress (a stunning one here)

Today’s post continues my special series: Style Lessons from Olivia Palermo. As I mentioned in my last entry, one thing I really appreciate is Olivia Palermo’s talent of mixing high and low. Today’s featured item–her bright sunny yellow clutch from Zara is a perfect example.

For a glamour look, she paired it with designer dress with luxurious material or unique designs; For a breezy look, she teamed it with Bohemian pieces; For a sophisticated look, she carried it with black ensemble… Below are styling tips I learned from her, hope all of these can inspire you as well.

Styling tips for Olivia Palermo's outfit No.1
Styling tips for Olivia Palermo's outfit No.2
Styling tips for Olivia Palermo's outfit No.3
Styling tips for Olivia Palermo's outfit No.6

(Her outfit No. 4 is based on No.2. And the look No 5 , I already discussed in my previous post here.)

Yellow is my favorite color, especially in spring/summer. When we think about these seasons, we often conjure up images of bright sunshine, bloomed flowers, beautiful sunsets and seasonal cocktails–so, naturally, we feel in love with this bright color.

Different shades of yellow are especially hot this season–from Louis Vuitton to Jonathan Saunders, this happy and uplifting color splashed the S/S 2012 runway.

For those who are wary of bright colors, a bright accessory is a good start, like a buttercup bag. I already shared another stunning designer bag–yellow quilted Chanel bag in my previous post here (the post also includes other designer choices and affordable versions). In this post, I want to share with you other yellow clutches with unique designs or special materials.

Designer choices:

Small patent leather clutch from Jimmy Choo :

Jimmy Choo Small Patent Leather Clutch

Sunny Hills Ellie from Kate Spade:

Sunny hills Ellie from Kate Spade

Studded clutch from BCBG:

BCBG HARPER Studded clutch

Affordable but equally stylish versions:

Yellow and teal snakeskin clutch from LuLu’s, Or another cute one here.

For Goodness' Snake Yellow and Teal Snakeskin Clutch from LuLu's

Small cosmetic case from Tory Burch:

Tory Burch Jesse Small Cosmetic Case

Betsey Johnson evening clutch

Betsey Johnson Evening Clutch

Have you scored any bright color clutches for this summer? How will you style them? Share with me!

Before I go, I really want to say “Thank you” for all of my dear readers. In the past few days, I received lots of touching and encouraging comments and emails from you which were the highlights of my weekend! I read all of them and deeply touched by the love of you.

Thank you! It is your kind words and support make me keeping working hard and try my best to produce high-quality posts. Although I just started learning this language several years ago and it takes me so long to write an article that can convey my idea, I will keep going because of you!

By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!