Olivia Palermo is always up for trying new trends and brands, but she tends to play favourites and wear her most-loved pieces and designers on repeat. Given that Valentino Garavani is a close friend, can you blame her? We've talked at length about what Palermo loves to wear, but what about the things we've noticed she hardly wears at all? While you may find some internet evidence of her wearing some of these things, our research found those instances to be infrequent or dated. That said, the fact that she seems to have ditched these things for the time being, doesn't mean that they won't make their way back into her closet again—we all go through phases with our wardrobes. Some of these could even be purely coincidental. Curious?
Read on to see everything from the colour Olivia Palermo resists to the jacket style she's never spotted in, and shop the items she wears instead.
Even though denim jackets are a wardrobe staple, Palermo usually opts for statement-making bomber jackets when she wants a casual cover-up. You can't argue with the fact that it's a lot easier to kick an outfit up a notch with a cool bomber than it is with denim.
Wears Instead: Bomber Jackets
While Palermo certainly doesn't shy away from colour in general, she tends to gravitate away from more feminine colours and instead goes for earthy hues, black and white, jewel tones and bold colours.
Wears Instead: Earthy Colors
Socks With Shoes
Even though seemingly every fashion girl has been endorsing the practice of pairing fun socks with shoes you wouldn't typically think to wear with socks (e.g., high-heel sandals), Palermo doesn't seem to be on board with the trend just yet.
Wears Instead: Ankle Boots
Aside from a subtle Louis Vuitton or Dior endorsement here and there, she typically steers clear of logo-heavy pieces.
Wears Instead: Subdued Pieces
It's been quite a while since Palermo has been spotted in a pair of cutoffs. She tends to gravitate toward polished pieces, even in the warmer months (aka shorts season).
Wears Instead: Midi Skirts
Similar to her avoidance of cutoffs, Palermo doesn't advocate tracksuit bottoms. Instead, she frequently wears sleek leather pants, even when donning a puffer and sneakers to run errands.
Wears Instead: Leather Pants
When it comes to comfortable footwear, you won't find Palermo going anywhere near the "ugly" sandal trend. She even said so herself. That said, she is fond of statement-making sneakers and doesn't shy away from colour, platforms and fun details like fur and embroidery.
Wears Instead: Statement Sneakers
You've probably noticed by now that Olivia Palermo is one of the biggest skinny-jean endorsers around. But a denim style that you won't find her in is high-waisted, vintage-inspired mom jeans.
Wears Instead: Skinny Jeans
Palermo doesn't seem to prefer to mix things up when it comes to handbag styles. You'd be hard-pressed to find a recent instance of her wearing a shoulder bag or crossbody purse. Instead, she sticks to structured top-handle satchels and clutches.
Wears Instead: Satchels and Clutches
Next up, see our guide to how to look chicer every day according to Olivia Palermo.
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