Independent Woman

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Rules to live by: Olivia Palermo's style tips

Caitlin McBride

Published 25/03/2013 | 09:03

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Olivia Palermo

The fashion icon shares her wardrobe essentials

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Reality tv star turned style icon Olivia Palermo is a fashion favourite. She's one of the few women who manages to look paparazzi perfect for a quick coffee run. Here, she shares the secrets of her coveted style.

INSPIRATION

"I travel so much and get inspiration from all the different cultures," she tells Look magazine. "So, whether I'm in Paris, Tokyo or London, I incorporate the overall sense of style from each city. I also get tons of inspiration from old classic movies and black and white films. If you open up Vogue Italia, there are endless pages of inspiration!"

LOVE LEATHER

"Everyone should own a leather jacket - a very cool one. I think that in the UK, girls kind of polish it off with a great leather jacket.

BEAUTY BASICS

"I keep a fresh face, nude lips with matte skin and smoky eyes. I also always have a travel size can of L'Oreal Elnett hairspray, and a comb!"

THE HIGH STREET IS HAUTE

"There's so much affordable fashion out there these days, like Topshop, Mango and Zara. I love that these brands are doing collaborations with designers because it makes it even more accessible for young girls who want to be stylish. Topshop have such cutting-edge pieces."

SIXTIES CHIC

"I really love Art Deco and the '60s, they were a very important time for fashion. Ladylike structure and elegance have been back on trend for a few seasons now. Just try a structured bag or a great dress, there's something for everybody."

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