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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
You can't go wrong with a tuxedo for the ultimate polished and sleek vibe.
On Olivia Palermo: Elie Saab jacket and tank top.
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).
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).
Our editorial director loves this suit.
The extended lapel and satin finish gives this suit a modern feel.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Velvet is the number one trend of the season.
You can dress this suit up with a blouse for work or with a T-shirt for a more casual setting.
We love the idea of pairing an of-the-moment tie blouse with this pinstripe suit.
While ink may seem bold, you can totally treat it as a neutral—just about any color goes with it.
A double-breasted, tuxedo-esque suit is ideal if you want to wear a two-piece set for a fancier setting.
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