All the Times Olivia Palermo Made Us Want To Try Harder

If you’re reading Who What Wear Australia, you’re no stranger to Olivia Palermo. We’ve critiqued her flawless style on too many occasions to count—but we will remind you about that time we went back over her best looks over the last ten years, and that time she mixed prints like an absolute pro.

So what more could we possibly say about her style? Well, we’re only two months into 2016 and she’s already worn more ‘on point’ looks than most will in the whole year. Picture this: You have access to the world’s best designers, you split your time between the world’s fashion capitals, you have perfect hair and the perfect edit of accessories. She’s got all the elements of pulling together a faultless look.

Keep scrolling to discover Olivia’s ten best looks of 2016 (so far), and what it is about each one that makes us want to try harder.

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This is a lesson in taking risks. Normally, we'd be reaching for a standard camel coat, but the fur-front makes it interesting and is something we'll be trying when the weather cools down. 

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Making your out-of-season clothes seasonally relevant is something we can all be better at. Olivia takes a spring suit, adds a turtleneck and makes it work for the depths of winter. What can we learn?  A black turtleneck will overhaul your wardrobe.

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Not many people would be brave enough to pair a bomber jacket with a classic pantsuit. Olivia shows it's possible, and also proves you can always reinvent a piece and wear it in a completely different way. 

A pair of heels can turn weekend attire into one of your best dressed-up looks. Every wardrobe should have a pair of head-turning heels that make even the most basic outfits, something more.

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We saw this look, and immediately added "buy monochrome look" to our to-do lists. But what is it about this that really makes us want to try harder? Olivia's successfully made a maxi skirt look more chic than beach.

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Further proof that sneakers will change everything. We'll be styling ours with leather skinny leg pants (obvs) and wearing them slouchy and open like Olivia.

P.S. She's carrying a Zara shopping bag. Could we love her any more?

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Evening wear doesn't mean you need to slip into something that isn't 'you'. You might not be that slip dress wearing girl for an after-five event. Olivia shows that it's important to add your own spin and stay true to your style, no matter what the occasion.

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So turns out, it is possible to wear multiple trends at once. The key is to listen to Olivia's #1 lesson, and keep the colour palette the same. In this one look, we spot eyelet details, fringing and flares.

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This look is pretty simple, and definitely something a lot of people would reach for. So what is it about this that makes us want to try harder? The way she's tucked her hair into her roll-neck and her pants hemmed at the perfect length, prove she knows what she's doing.

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Olivia is a master at finding something we all used to be obsessed with, and bringing it back. Case in point: Knee high boots. Note to self: Do more of this.

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