When it comes to style, I admit to coveting looks that don’t exactly fit my frame. I’m tall and rather Junoesque. However, skinny jeans are my favorite type of bottoms. I have thick thighs that are approaching cottage-cheese stage; but I adore short skirts and leggings without tunics. I usually wear flats. But I lust for five-inch platform heels.
This all brings me to New York-based socialite Olivia Palermo, the villainess of the reality show The City, and fashion blogger extraordinaire When it comes to differing body types, whoa, it’s like comparing a clementine and a Ponderosa tomato! This is me, embarrassing the shit outta myself:
And this is Olivia in Saint Barts, with her boyfriend. She’s so bleeping lucky to have a hot guy.
But I’m saving skinny envy for another post. I went to my ASOS Fashionfinder account, and guess what? They had a section celebrating Olivia’s amazing style. When I scanned through photo after photo, I found this:
Nice! I’ve seen the “ironic” button-down and skirt look among hipster girls for years, but Olivia makes it sophisticated. Everything — her shirt, dress, and statement necklace — looks impeccable. Also, she has combed her hair back. In a generation where bedhead is all too common, I like that.
Now, Olivia is rich and thin and all that. How can you get inspired for less? I’ve used my trusty Polyvore set maker to re-create Olivia’s style. Whether you have less than $50 per item to spend, or more than $200 lying around, sometimes imitation is the best way to be chic.
If you do meet Olivia Palermo, though, just don’t mention Whitney Port. Lol!
P.S: I’ve come up with three ways to steal Olivia’s style, whether you’re a ramen-noodle eater who shops at Forever 21, or your family OWNS Forever 21 … with that cool technology hyperlink, you can go to polyvore.com and buy what fancies you … happy Veteran’s Day, and don’t forget to donate a little (or a lot) to any organization that helps our men and women in the military.