How to Look Chicer Every Day, According to Olivia Palermo

How does Olivia Palermo do it? The modern style icon has become a mainstay feature on many best dressed lists for years now—and somehow manages to look polished every day. At Who What Wear, we regularly document the brands she loves (it's not always Zara), the new places she's shopping and her latest outfit ideas. Such is our love and dedication to understanding Palermo's keen sense of style.

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Scroll through older photos of Palermo (we're talking circa The City years), and even then it was clear she was a fashion star in the making. While she's definitely owned her look, there are many rules we've learnt (and continue to learn) from OP. Polished but never overtly Upper East Side, preppy but never prim, classic but always with a twist… She's the queen of fashion ratios.

So what are the precise tricks you can employ as your own? Without further ado, we've dedicated an entire gallery of Palermo's most effective style tricks and rules—the kind of subtle tweaks that immediately turn any basic outfit into a winner. From accessories to tailoring, we've analysed the lot. Click through our gallery for the best of Olivia Palermo's style tricks.