The 6 Types of Flats Olivia Palermo Keeps in Her Closet

Olivia Palermo is known for her polished, effortless style. Naturally, this is one of the key reasons we're obsessed with her—we nab countless outfit ideas from her. One area she consistently excels in? The shoe department. It doesn't matter if she's racing between fashion shows or hanging out in her New York City neighborhood, Olivia always steps out in gorgeous footwear options. But it isn't just beautiful heels she covets. Olivia always finds a way to make the most comfortable silhouette—flats!—work for just about every occasion.

Below, we rounded up the Olivia Palermo way to wear flat shoes in your everyday life—we're talking for work, events, the weekend, and everywhere in between. Your life is about to get a lot more comfortable. And who doesn't love that, right?

Keep scrolling to nab perfect style inspiration. Plus, shop our favorite flats of the moment, too. There's something for every style and budget.

For Work

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Flats are crucial for your 9-to-5 life—especially if you're busy running around between meetings. Follow Olivia's lead and layer a button-down under a sleeveless dress, paired with sophisticated loafer flats.

On Olivia Palermo: Dior bag.

For a Wedding

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We love the idea of wearing flats to a wedding—much easier to dance in! Just ensure you select a style that feels fancy like Olivia's metallic pair here.

On Olivia Palermo: Le Specs Half-Moon Magic 51mm Cat Eye Sunglasses ($59); Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 dress; Paige Keegan Studded Leather Belt ($229); French Sole flats. 

For the Weekend

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While sneakers totally work on the weekend, cute flats can as well with skinny jeans, a blouse, and a bomber jacket.

On Olivia Palermo: 3.1 Phillip Lim Ribbed-Trim Satin Bomber Jacket ($850); Hermès bag; Jimmy Choo Gabby Flat Slipper ($507).

For After-Hours Drinks

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If you're headed to a more formal drinks thing after work, wear your favorite dress (we love Olivia's lace midi style here), and go for pointed flats to keep your overall vibe elegant.

On Olivia Palermo: Fendi Marble-Print Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($389); Elie Saab Double Georgette and Lace Double Tier Dress ($7125); Jimmy Choo Gabby Flat Slipper ($507).

For Casual Friday

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Need an elevated yet casual ensemble that'll transition from casual Friday to drinks afterward? Go for leather skinnies, a fun top, and patterned flats.

On Olivia Palermo: Le Specs Half-Moon Magic 51mm Cat Eye Sunglasses ($59); Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Floral Print Long Vest ($119); J Brand Leather Leggings ($948); Alexander McQueen embroidered loafers. 

For a Party

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Yes, you can wear flats to a party. Go for a statement-making dress, and make that the focus. Then simply add basic flats that have some flair (like a patent style) to help balance out the flashy dress.

On Olivia Palermo: Westward Leaning sunglasses; Valentino dress; Roger Vivier Polly Patent Zip Loafer ($775).

These would look just as great with a skirt as they would with cropped trousers.

These are totally sophisticated enough for the office.