The Olivia Palermo Styling Trick to Look Polished 24/7

If there's one celeb we consistently turn to for style inspiration without fail, it's Olivia Palermo. It doesn't matter if she's running between fashion shows, attending an event, or simply hanging in New York City: The fashion A-lister always looks chic and cool in that effortless sort of way. After scrolling through a few of her most recent looks, we actually noticed that there is one outfit formula she tends to turn to more often than not when she's going for that polished, modern vibe. Her go-to uniform of the season? A forward fashion suit or coordinating jacket-and-trousers combo. While this look may seem simple, it's actually incredibly forward and current. The best part? It's actually a great styling trick to remember when you need to get ready fast but want to look put together. You literally just need to slip into your suit and add a basic top and heels—then you're done.

Interested in testing out this look for yourself? Keep scrolling to check out how Olivia is wearing her go-to fashion suits. Plus, go a bit further to shop the trend for yourself.


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Sure, this suit is denim—but the cut and structured silhouette make it sophisticated enough for the office if you work in a more casual setting.

On Olivia Palermo: Paul & Joe Eobrother Denim Blazer ($425) and Erania Jeans ($255); Max & Co. Slim-Fit Jumper ($220).


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A silk suit with a wrap jacket is the ideal silhouette if you want to test out this look for a more formal occasion.

On Olivia Palermo: Zara blazer and trousers.


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While this particular suit makes a statement on its own, all you need are a printed top and basic boots to take the look to the next level.

On Olivia Palermo: Burberry Puff Sleeve Wool Jacket ($3995); Tabitha Simmons boots.


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A blazer with shorter sleeves is incredibly forward-feeling—especially with a longer blouse sticking out of it.

On Olivia Palermo: Paul & Joe Chorus Shirt ($309); Max & Co. Geometric Blazer ($305) and trousers.


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You can't go wrong with a tuxedo for the ultimate polished and sleek vibe.

On Olivia Palermo: Elie Saab jacket and tank top.


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Want to test out Olivia's two-piece trick in your off-duty life? Try a casual suit like this olive iteration.

On Olivia Palermo: Givenchy Cutout Ankle Boots ($1295); Tibi Featherweight Suede Luxe Shirt ($795).


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Here's that short-sleeve blazer look again—so pretty for a night out with a white top and fun heels.

On Olivia Palermo: Massimo Dutti Pleated Sleeve Top ($53); Gianvito Rossi Zelda Sandals ($1117); BaubleBar Galileo Choker ($48).


Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.