You guys have probably noticed I recently did a style icons post for the gent’s on Tom Ford. I thought it was only fair I do one for the ladies as it’s been a while since I featured Lady Gaga. I’ve known for some time now who my next style icon would be as she seems to be everywhere at the moment. She pops up on various blogs, magazines, TV shows and fashion editorials; Olivia Palermo. The funny thing is I never really knew who she was I’d always see pictures of her and think “wow she’s stunning” followed by “she’s dressed flawlessly”. So when I came to write this article I had to do a little research into who she actually is and where she came from. I’m not going to bore you with the details, to be honest there wasn’t much about her, so I’ll get straight to the point.
She’s an American socialite who seemed to gain notoriety through her appearance on the TV series ‘The City’ which was a spin off from ‘The Hills’. I did get the impression that she has a bit of a bitchy persona from the comment’s I’ve read about her other blogs. So please enlighten me if you’re an OP fan by commenting and filling me in.
What I do love about her is her style, the thing that always grabbed my attention was how well put together she always looks. If you consider that was my first impression upon seeing her every time, then you can value how looking well styled and polished is of such importance. It goes back to people making a judgement about you in the first few seconds of meeting you. Making sure you make a great first impression is totally in your own control.
I also love her versatility. I don’t know if you could define her style or pigeon hole it into one category. In the Tom Ford article I wrote how he tends to stick to suits and more formalwear and that tended to be his signature look. Olivia Palermo looks as good in evening wear as she does stepping out during the day.
You don’t have to break it down to see what you can learn from her. The first point is to make sure you look your best before you step outside. Let whoever you meet that day, meet your best self. Olivia Palermo is always on trend, however it’s easy to keep up to date with the latest trends each season either by following fashion magazines or checking here. In a recent interview I read she explained how her favourite items are always accessories. She described how it’s the accessories that make the outfit and not the clothes. You don’t need expensive accessories just make sure they’re of good quality, they’re usually the cheapest way of updating a look. Finally learn to layer your pieces, during the day she’s always beautifully layered. Layering will help you keep warm in winter but it also helps keep the look versatile.
Let me know what you think of this style icon by commenting below.
If you liked this how to guide why not subscribe and I’ll send you another one next week? You can subscribe by RSS here or subscribe by email by filling in your email address in the subscription box in the sidebar. You can also catch us on Bloglovin here.