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Olivia Palermo's Style Is Second Only to This Woman

Mar 25 2014 - 7:29am

After years of studying up on her style — since she first caught our attention turning out enviable outfit after outfit on The City — we've come to the conclusion that Olivia Palermo really doesn't ever get it wrong. She's mastered the art of high-and-low mixing with a fool-proof formula for easy, chic outfits that are always right on point, whether she's sitting front row at Fashion Week or just hanging in NYC with her fiancé, Johannes Huebl.

She's a style star through and through, inspiring awe and envy wherever she goes — but maybe for the first time ever, she came in second. After weeks of voting in our ultimate street style bracket [1], the results are in: Miroslava Duma took gold [2] and Olivia Palermo is your runner-up. Celebrate her second place title with a look at some of her best fashion moments right here.

At an event in March in NYC, Olivia stayed warm and stylish in a multi-colored furry topper and classic black pants.

At Paris Fashion Week, Olivia topped dressed-up shorts with a floral bomber.

Backstage at Tibi [3], the style setter repped the brand with a printed Tibi sweater to top her Hudson jeans [4].

For Peter Som [5]'s front row, Olivia styled out a Club Monaco [6] shirt and Tibi [7] trousers with a covet-worthy pair of Fendi [8] heels and a fur-collared Agnona [9] coat.

Outside the DVF show, Olivia stayed bundled up — but was no less stylish — in a two-toned DVF coat, jacquard Tibi [10] pants, and Rebecca Minkoff [11] booties.

For the Porsche Design [12] presentation, Olivia banished any images of basic black with a pleated leather skirt and luxe fur collar.

In a red tweed Carolina Herrera [13] dress and Brian Atwood [14] boots, Olivia was perfectly polished in Dennis Basso's front row.

Outside Lincoln Center, the always-chic Olivia layered up with a military-style coat.

On her way into Marchesa [15], Olivia topped a tweed short suit and plaid button-down with her DVF coat.

Across the pond, the fashion darling kicked off London Fashion Week with a show at ME Hotel. She channeled the British preppy-cool vibe with ankle-cropped trousers and patent brogues.

The trendsetter effortlessly mixed a perforated long-sleeved blouse with a trumpet-style skirt at the Emilia Wickstead show.

Olivia made a styled run between shows in a Reiss [16] skirt, topped with a Boda leather jacket and Westward Leaning [17] shades. She finished it all off with Christian Louboutins and a Whistles clutch in hand.

Olivia dressed the part for Matthew Williamson [18]'s show in a bright statement top, distressed denim, and Fendi [19] heels.

For her exit, Olivia topped her look with a fur-trim coat.

Olivia made her shorts Winter-proof with thigh-high boots, a tweed and leather coat, and a custom Charlotte Simone Popsicle scarf on her way into Antonio Berardi [20].

For the Whistles presentation, Olivia added intrigue to all black with a pair of exotic pumps.

One word sums up Olivia's arrival at Burberry [21]: posh. The front-row fixture piled on the texture and luxe and finished the whole outfit with a sleek zip clutch and Westward Leaning [22] sunglasses.

For Peter Pilotto [23], the style star slipped into a pretty print and a pair of knee-high boots.

At Anya Hindmarch [24], Olivia brought her brights, adding a bold blue double-breasted blazer to a pair of rust-hued skinnies.

Olivia took the front row at H&M [25] in classic stripes paired with sleek leather.

For her arrival at Nina Ricci [26], Olivia mixed in a peppy print with her textured pencil skirt and furry topper.

Olivia stopped by a Montblanc [27] event in an eclectic-meets-sophisticated play on a tweed jacket, statement jewels, and playful pumps.

Olivia went casual with a glamorous twist, adding a jeweled statement necklace and a pair of embellished blue Manolo Blahnik [28] heels to her all-black look at a Montblanc [29] dinner in Switzerland in January.

At Noon by Noor in NYC, Olivia topped her orange maxi with a sparkly colorblock sweater and plush fur vest.

Working a leather-sleeved trench, fur snood, and suede boots at Carolina Herrera [30]'s show in NYC, Olivia proved that black on black is anything but boring.

Olivia donned a cropped fur-trim jacket by Armani [31], a leather top, and a textured skater skirt at Dennis Basso.

Olivia paired her navy-and-black layered look with a neon Fendi [32] clutch at Delpozo at NYFW.

At the Tibi [33] show in NYC, Olivia doubled up on checks by styling her matching Tibi separates with a quilted jacket and black ankle boots.

Olivia went sleek and sophisticated in a shearling-sleeved coat and wide-leg trousers, both by Monika Chiang, at Lincoln Center in NYC.

Olivia proved that black and brown make a friendly duo in a chocolate fur coat and black suede boots at Dennis Basso in New York.

We love how Olivia's furry vest lent a touch of texture to her colorblock top and slick white trousers at the Rachel Zoe [34] show in NYC.

Spotted: Olivia embodying Spring warmth in an embellished yellow Marchesa [35] coat, white brocade blouse, and statement necklace at the brand's show at NYFW.

Looking every bit the trendsetter, Olivia posed in a windowpane-plaid Tibi [36] dress, black coat, over-the-knee suede boots, and funky cat-eye shades at Antonio Berardi [37] at LFW.

Olivia cinched her printed Matthew Williamson [38] dress with a navy belt at the designer's show during London Fashion Week.

At the Unique Topshop [39] show in London, Olivia brightened her ombré coat with punchy paisley Topshop pants and a yellow clutch.

Olivia mixed prints like a pro in a geometric-print sweater, pleated Milly skirt, colorblock Tibi [40] blazer, and red-trim pumps at the Temperley London [41] show in London.

Sitting front row at Sass & Bide [42] in London, Olivia worked a black-and-white printed Tibi [43] sweater with a dual-zipper cape and red printed pumps.

At the Burberry [44] Prorsum show in London, Olivia took ladylike-chic to new heights in a printed blouse, a knee-length olive skirt, and a fur-trim Armani [45] blazer. Her neon Fendi [46] clutch injected the perfect dash of color.

While heading into the Anya Hindmarch [47] show during LFW, Olivia blossomed in a floral peplum top, red printed pumps, and a fur-trim coat.

At Milan Fashion Week, Olivia made her way into the Roberto Cavalli [48] show in a totally glammed-up take on leather bottoms, with a brocade coat and a fur collar to finish.

Olivia Palermo made her way into Rochas at Paris Fashion Week in a texturally luxurious coat, with just a glimpse of her sheer sleeves peeking out.

While sitting front row at Christian Dior [49], Olivia Palermo layered a dapper tuxedo blazer over a semisheer striped confection then slipped on a pair of ankle-strap pumps.

With nods to Spring, Olivia outfitted a sweet, pleated day dress with a bright tangerine-hued jacket and coral jewels then finished the look with a pair of lace-up heels for a presentation in Hamburg, alongside beau Johannes Huebl.

Olivia (stylishly) braved the March snow in NYC in a cropped peacoat, olive skinnies, and a pair of over-the-knee Stuart Weitzman [50] boots.

Olivia outfitted her skinny jeans and Lanvin [51] high-tops with a military-style coat and a pair of standout Wunderkind sunglasses.

Olivia gave a minimalist leather sheath dress her signature accessory treatment with an embroidered clutch and a pair of feather-adorned heels.

Olivia Palermo walked her dog in a pair of black leather pants with a cool double-zip detail. Yellow monogrammed loafers, a black cape sweater, a silky white blouse, and cat-eye sunglasses rounded out her chic NYC street style.

Olivia stepped out for the New Yorkers for Children 10th anniversary Spring dinner dance in NYC in a bold-hued Katie Ermilio gown, which she played up with sparkling add-ons, like her jeweled belt, necklace, and lace-up heels.

Olivia arrived at an NYC party, giving a lesson in chic transitional wear with a lightweight Zara [52] coat, Zara skirt, and open-toed booties.

Olivia bundled up in a furry coat and skinny distressed denim for a perfect play on downtown-cool.

Dressed in nearly head-to-toe Zara [53], Olivia hit the red carpet for a film screening in NYC and, again, proved her expertise in high-low styling.

Olivia styled a black skirt and top with eclectic, global-feeling accessories, like layers of colored necklaces, an embroidered belt and a pair of beaded sandals for an appearance at the Pikolinos [54] pop-up store opening celebrating the Maasai Project.

At the Louis Vuitton [55] Maison opening in Munich, Olivia Palermo — pictured with fiancé Johannes Huebl — mixed high with low in a metallic collared Louis Vuitton Resort '13 dress and tan suede Zara [56] sandals.

Olivia donned another sharp shorts suit in Madrid, then accessorized via a red satchel and silver ankle-strap sandals.

Olivia Palermo attended a Rochas event in Madrid wearing a jacquard shorts suit by Rochas, naturally, with Zara [57] sandals.

Olivia introduced Pikolinos [58]'s new Maasai sandal collection in a little black dress that received a modern update thanks to her sleek colorblock blazer, bold pearl statement necklace, and colorful Pikolinos sandals.

With a striped jacket, jeweled belt, and delicate ankle-strap heels, Olivia set her LWD apart from the rest of the cocktail party crowd at an event at the MoMA in May.

Olivia played with prints at the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup in a sheer top and maxi, both adorned with watercolor floral prints. She added structure with a black belt and decadent croc bag, and finished everything off with a pair of on-trend sandal booties from Christian Louboutin [59].

Before boarding Roberto Cavalli [60]'s yacht party in Cannes, Olivia Palermo stopped to pose for photos in a black embellished Roberto Cavalli minidress and a bright cobalt bag.

Olivia showed off her wild side in an animal-print Roberto Cavalli [61] gown at amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala at Cannes.

At the premiere of The Immigrant at Cannes, Olivia Palermo glowed in a gold sequined gown, topped with an exquisite jacket and finished with a feathery clutch.

Olivia took her love of prints to new heights when she mixed a striped top with abstract shorts and a bouclé motorcycle jacket in NYC.

While out to lunch in NYC, Olivia Palermo layered up in a chic trench coat with cool piping then finished with snakeskin flats.

Olivia paired a sequined blazer with a zebra-print skirt and snakeskin flats then added a black Givenchy [62] bag and lots of bangles while aboard a yacht in NYC.

Olivia cozied up to a gray sweater, an adorable dotted scarf, and a luxurious tweed bag in NYC.

Olivia walked her dog in a classic-cum-cool Summer ensemble. Up top she wore a silky white tank and matching blazer then added ripped jeans and tan ballet flats.

At a See by Chloé event in NYC, Olivia paired a white blazer with a printed maxi skirt then finished with a colorblock bag and strappy tan sandals.

Olivia Palermo mixed purple with yellow like a pro at a cellphone launch party in Paris.

At the Valentino Haute Couture show [63] in Paris, Olivia Palermo donned a little black strapless dress over a crisp white blouse and finished with a bevy of jewels.

Olivia was exquisite in Dior at Paris Haute Couture week [64]. We especially love her statement accessories.

Olivia nailed Summer chic in an all-white look, complete with sexy lace-up Aquazzura heels.

For NYC's Red 2 screening, Olivia dressed up her white Summer mini with colorful beads and a pair of eclectic heels.

By day, Olivia accessorized her LWD with a straw tote and flats.

Olivia took a walk on the wild side in her animal-print top, which she smartly paired with a fit-and-flare skirt embellished around the waist.

The ultimate in high-low street style [65]: pairing a printed ASOS [66] dress with a matching Louis Vuitton [67] bag. Don't even get us started on the perfection of her accessories.

Olivia showed at Veronique Leroy [68] that something as simple as a white shirt and jeans can be front-row ready — all you need is a pair of killer shoes.

The mix master at work, showing at Andrew Gn [69] how to make a print-on-print look shine by keeping the color palette muted.

At Dior, the street style star debuted color and pattern in her boldly floral look of black, white, and orange.

Olivia took a walk on the wild side in her short leopard-print mini, which she matched with a bright pink peacoat at the Valentino Spring show in Paris.

Olivia covered up for Chloé in her blue midi skirt, which was perfectly complemented by her snakeskin boots.

Olivia showed her glam-rock side at Elie Saab [70] in a shimmering top, strong-shouldered jacket, and pair of ultraslick leather leggings.

Olivia celebrated the Moncler [71] flagship store opening in Paris in a statement-making sequined skirt, which she paired with equally spirited heels.

Olivia went ladylike in ruffled and soft pink for the Nina Ricci [72] Spring show.

We have a feeling that Carrie Bradshaw would approve of Olivia's tutu-inspired dress.

For her first appearance at Paris Fashion Week, Olivia went mad for plaid in a blue minidress from Zara [73].

We love the back-to-school vibe to this fit-and-flare dress she layered with a white top.

The tweed jacket will never go out of style, and, at the Rebecca Taylor [74] show, Olivia updated it with a pair of ultrashort shorts and colorful flats.

Olivia isn't afraid of rocking mesh, plaid, and color all in one outfit — here, at the Tibi [75] show.

Olivia showed at Misha Nonoo how to do print on print (on studs! Look at that bag) and not let it get overwhelming.

The easiest way to add shape to an easy Summer dress? Cinch it with a belt, as Olivia did at BCBG Max Azria.

We're always a fan of an animal print — especially when it's accessorized with metallics, as Olivia did at the opening of the Zaha Hadid-designed Stuart Weitzman [76] store in Milan.

Olivia went for an all-black look in the front row of Jonathan Saunders [77].

Olivia's conservative look at Burberry [78] Prorsum provided the perfect backdrop against which her colorfully printed heels took center stage.

She complemented her military-inspired short-sleeved coat again in London at Emilia Wickstead with an edgy, slinky top and skirt.

At Anya Hindmarch [79], Olivia took a neutral approach, matching a sleekly tailored blazer with coordinating leather pants.

Who would have thought a windowpane baseball jacket would go so well with a fringed metallic skirt and heels?

There's no doubt that metallic sunglasses are having a moment; at the Rachel Zoe [80] runway, Olivia styled them with a perfectly summery look.

Olivia brightened a sleeveless, double-breasted coat at Peter Som [81] with a colorfully printed dress and neutral heels.

While hanging with Johannes Huebl in November, Olivia outfitted a chic jumpsuit with a sporty varsity jacket.

For a Montblanc [82] event, Olivia outfitted all black with a little edge.

Olivia managed to look elegant and eclectic in a long skirt and strappy heels at a Giorgio Armani [83] event.

Olivia outfitted a chic sleeveless coat with knee-high Stuart Weitzman [84] boots at the anniversary celebration for the 5050 Boot in October.

At the ACE Awards, where she took home a prize for distinguished style [85], Olivia showed off her fashion sense in a black sheath and bold accessories.

Olivia added her luxe vest to a forest-green skirt for a perfect holiday outfit.

Olivia added a furry vest to her evening look for a chic Winter-ready effect.

While celebrating Club Monaco [86]'s store opening, Olivia opted for cool, all-black layers.

Olivia slipped into a plaid shirt, fringed skirt, and textured topper at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

For an event with Furla [87] in Tokyo, the style setter opted for a richly hued fur and a great bag.

For the Marie Claire Prix de la Moda Awards in Spain, Olivia showed off a sleek long-sleeved cocktail dress [88].


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