If we know anything about Olivia Palermo, it’s that the trendsetter isn’t afraid to embrace budget-savvy practices, from shopping affordable brands (evidence here, here, and here) to maximizing the number of looks she can get out of a single piece. Palermo was spotted doing the latter last week when she stepped out wearing a Zara midi skirt as a strapless dress. We’re pocketing the genius tip, and recommend you do the same. Just make sure to add structure to the billowy look with a tailored vest, like Palermo, or by adding a belt at your natural waist.
Scroll down to shop your own multi-functioning skirt—P.S.: an elastic waistband is a must!
Rebecca Taylor Pleated & Colorblocked Midi Skirt ($495)
Palermo’s Zara skirt may be sold out, but this option has a very similar vibe.
Alice + Olivia Louie Embroidered Silk-Tulle Maxi Skirt ($485)
We’re fairly certain you’ll look like an ethereal goddess in this frock.
Rebecca Taylor Grey Gardens Pleated Midi Skirt ($495)
These mixed floral prints would certainly be Palermo-approved.
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