Olivia Palermo's list of favourite brands is something that every adoring style fan (read: all of us) should know about and be able to repeat, mantra-like, on demand. Has she ever put a foot wrong? No. Does she always introduce us to new labels? Yes. Can she wear the high street better than any other A-lister we know? Affirmative. Should you know all of her go-to labels? Absolutely.
OP has many a tried-and-tested formula for putting said top brands together too: a loose blouse with skinny jeans and ballet pumps sounds classic, but with styling nous and an unexpected twist here and there, it'll be far from safe. She's forever mixing price points—wearing statement pieces like a dress from Self-Portrait to A-list events, for example—and isn't afraid to combine colours, prints, textures within one look and with items pulled from her roster of go-to designers. When Olivia locates a fashion piece she loves, she'll wear it repeatedly yet manage to remain perpetually on trend, without appearing to follow any. Keep scrolling to see a list of Olivia Palermo's favourite fashion brands—and how she wears them so well.
Black Orchid is a luxury denim brand renowned for its clever and comfortable designs, thus indicating why Olivia might be a fan. The super-skinny fit of this pair is snug and the overall look is understated, which anchors the busy pattern of the Rebecca Minkoff studded jacket above.
Olivia can’t get enough of this Céline pochette. The two-tone pouch is just large enough for the essentials (phone, lipstick, credit card, keys) but small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Like it does here in Olivia’s—and has done practically all summer long.
Chelsea28 for Nordstrom
Olivia designs a Chelsea28 line for Nordstrom, so it’s hardly surprising she'd be a fan… “We loved mixing light, feminine elements such as ruffles and lace with leather and menswear-inspired tailored pieces,” she has said of her most recent collection, and there’s no shortage of femininity here either.
Olivia often turns to Dior for sunnies, but here's she's going for a triple whammy: plaid dress, exotic handbag and sunnies, along with some thigh-high Jimmy Choo boots, which gives the sweet frock a kinky twist.
What better way to offset the vibrancy of this Schiaparelli jacket than with an equally colourful pair of shades? These Fendi Jungle Printed Sunglasses (£366) do the job, adding some '50s vibes to Olivia’s overall vintage-inspired ensemble.
If ever there were a flat shoe aficionado, Olivia Palermo is undoubtedly it. Recently, she has been shoe-ing (we couldn’t resist) some love for Jimmy Choo, sporting the brand's pointed-toe flats in a number of colourways and finishes—here we have patent black leather with tassel detail. Delightful.
This was Olivia’s fashion week favourite earlier this year—the camel Max Mara Atelier coat with a fur front. Paired with a high-neck knit and some jeans, this is how to keep warm Palermo-style.
When it comes to wrapping up, there’s nothing like a gigantic puffa—but don't expect to see OP forgoing her femininity for the sake of warmth. This one by Moncler has a flounced hem and swing silhouette, maintaining the padded practicality provides fashion credentials too.
Be it the brand's pants or ready-to-wear, Paige is one of Olivia’s favourite labels. She especially enjoys their leathers and has been snapped in her Edgemont Leather Jeans (£1000) multiple times.
Olivia’s adventure into the bomber trend is via this khaki satin jacket from 3.1 Phillip Lim. She uses it here to contrast her Giambattista Valli floral print skirt, but she has also worn it this summer in a more casual capacity—with ripped jeans and flats.
It’s Rebecca Minkoff’s leathers that Olivia favours. She's sported a studded biker jacket recently, but here wears a zip-up vest with leather eyelet detail; the tasselled leather crossbody bag is Rebecca Minkoff too…
Olivia’s Reiss coat has had a number of outings this year, proving once again how Olivia isn't afraid to mix high street with designer. The coat itself might seem simple, but look closer and you'll see this double-breasted blazer has shiny gold buttons—which adds a little bling to the black.
The label may have only been around for three years, but Han Chong’s elegant eveningwear has already garnered itself a reputation as the go-to brand for celebrities. Here, Olivia wears the Amelia Lace-Panelled Pleated Dress (£290). With its empire-line silhouette and floral lace—mirrored by Olivia’s metallic scarf—it says ultimate romance. You can see another one of Olivia Palermo's Self-Portrait buys from her holiday this summer.
Olivia has Stella McCartney's Elyse Platforms in a couple of different colourways. With their Oxford-inspired design, they are a perfect match to a tailored suit—and provide a nice little lift for a petite lady.
This Tibi Off the Shoulder Tunic (£265) is another of Olivia’s S/S 16 signature looks. Elegant and cotton, it's clear why it worked for her this summer. Paired with ripped denim, it gives her an artsy kinda vibe—and we're certain this kind of action has been integral in the year's statement top boom.
This reversible bomber jacket from Topshop is a statement piece, demonstrating that Olivia turns to the high street for more than just mere essentials. Its colourful embroidery complements her embroidered Alexander McQueen slippers, providing splashes of colour from top to toe, livening up an otherwise sombre ensemble.
Olivia was photographed in this Nina Ricci blue leather skirt a couple of times earlier this year, and every time she offered up a sumptuous new colour palette for us to try. A little forward planning for this autumn wouldn't go amiss, so hold onto this.
Paired with tights and heels, this oversize military coat from Valentino adds distinct femininity to this look. She often chooses the fashion house for red carpet events but always looks casually cooled when decked out in the brand and heading to its fashion show in Paris.
So much does Olivia's love her shaded eyewear that she designs them for Westward Leaning. She's a fan of the funky frame, crafting pairs in tortoiseshell with a rock-studded detailing, and in shining white with lunar marbling. She's not averse to a coloured lens either—rose gold in particular.
No one works a Zara item like Olivia, and this shirt is a particularly good example; whether it’s sleeves rolled up and tucked into a pair of pants, or worn loosely jeans and with a leopard print pocket for a statement, Zara items make up many essentials in Olivia's out and about wardrobe.
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