We don't think we've ever seen Olivia Palermo in an outfit we didn't love — or want to re-create. We watched The City just to see what she'd wear every week; now we can get our style fix watching her front row at Fashion Weeks around the world, playing dress-up for Oscar de la Renta as the face of the designer's Outnet collection, or strolling the streets of New York City alongside beau Johannes Huebl. In every case, one thing holds true: We pretty much want everything she's wearing. With that in mind, we've put together an Olivia Palermo lookbook — complete with every one of the fashion darling's eclectic, cool, and utterly chic ensembles this year (so far). Click through for some very stylish eye candy, and garner a little outfit inspiration straight from the always best-dressed Olivia Palermo.
Lucite clutches are (clearly) having a major moment in the spotlight — all you have to do is zoom in on the red carpet for further proof. First spotted on the Spring '13 runways at Gucci and Chanel, these Lucite handhelds have made their way to the Hollywood circuit, and with that comes even more inspired ways to wear them. Solange Knowles is the proud owner of not one, but two styles, while Sophia Bush and Olivia Palermo have both sported brighter neon versions. Step inside to get a closer look at how the stars are styling their Lucite clutches and score your own.
Plus, you can shop our editors' (other) clear-bag picks directly from the ultimate Spring '13 bag guide.
One runway trend that's making its way to Hollywood is bold, bright lips. Last night, the celebrities showed off a garden variety of lipstick shades, including pink, purple, and red. Kat Dennings attended the premiere of Iron Man 3 with hot-pink lips paired with icy silver eye shadow. At the Tribeca Film Festival Chanel Artists Dinner, Taraji P. Henson complemented her blue ensemble with an electric purple lipstick, and Olivia Palermo rocked a blazing red hue at a Rochas event. When it comes to lipstick this season, live by the motto: the brighter the better.
While we often find ourselves lusting after celebrity outfits, it's not quite as often that we can actually get our hands on what they're wearing. Enter Olivia Palermo in a pair of Zara's strappy (and under $100!) heels, and we can safely and happily say that getting her look just got a lot easier — at least from the ankles down. The fashion darling made the rounds, bouncing from an NYC film screening to the Louis Vuitton Maison opening in Germany and a Rochas-hosted event in Spain, all with these Zara multi-strap high-heel sandals ($90) as the finishing touch to both her designer and off-the-rack ensembles. With each wear, we're further convinced of their versatility — but with their very accessible price tag, we really don't need any more convincing to take the plunge. Get one step closer to channeling Olivia Palermo's brand of chic when you shop the same killer heels.
Olivia Palermo showed her support for Louis Vuitton by attending the Maison opening in Munich, Germany. With boyfriend Johannes Huebl at her side, Palermo chose a patterned, drop-waist, Peter Pan-collared dress along with affordable brown accessories for the evening's festivities. Click play to get all the details on her look! On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
With the Spring galas in full bloom, we're looking to some of the most glamorous ensembles for nighttime inspiration (with a little outfit envy thrown in, too). Last night's Pikolinos Gala Dinner at the UN drew out supporter Olivia Palermo and her signature eclectic glamour. Meanwhile, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's annual Hot Pink Party supplied a lesson in evening elegance, courtesy of NY style crew Tory Burch, Kate Hudson, and Elizabeth Hurley. If you're looking for more in the way of cocktail dressing inspiration — or just a little eye candy — click through for the rest of the celebrity styling fodder straight from this season's galas (thus far).
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil
Olivia Palermo usually sticks with a classic blowout, but it's nice to see her try out a fun and easy braided style. When we spotted her french-braided bun at the Pikolinos Gala Dinner last night, we couldn't help but stare. And with temperatures steadily rising, Olivia's dual french braids and twisted bun is an ideal style to try right now.
To get Olivia's look, start off with a texturizing powder, like Alterna's Bamboo Style Texturizing Body Boost ($22), which will give your hair the perfect grip. Part your hair down the center about two inches back, then tease the hair at the crown. French braid the two sides and then connect them in the center, securing with an elastic. Split the ponytail into two sections, tightly twist them, and then wrap them around the base of your ponytail for a woven look. Secure with pins and mist with hair spray.
If you're lucky enough to hang with this celebrity crowd, then soaking up the sun in St. Barts, vacationing in Cabo, and jetting off to Hawaii is the norm. Fortunately, this gives us noncelebrities a chance to draw inspiration for our very own vacation outfits. And who better to look to than these beach-chic style-setters, like Julianne Hough and Nina Dobrev, who recently vacationed in style in Miami. On their respective jaunts, Jennifer Lopez exuded glamour in a green printed maxi dress, Rachel Bilson looked cool as ever in a printed bikini and denim overalls, while Nicole Richie rocked a fedora with a sexy black bikini. If you're fortunate enough to have your own escape on the horizon — or if you just need a virtual one — then click through for over 80 very stylish celebrity sightings.
— Additional reporting by Melody Nazarian
Mark Wahlberg wore an all-black ensemble to the NYC screening of Pain & Gain at the Crosby Street Hotel last night. He was joined by rapper 50 Cent, Peter Facinelli, who had girlfriend Jaimie Alexander by his side, and New York Giants football star Victor Cruz for the movie's NYC debut. Olivia Palermo and boyfriend Johannes Huebl also joined Mark to take in his latest film. Missing from the action was his costar Dwayne Johnson, although he and Mark linked up last week to premiere Pain & Gain in Miami ahead of its April 26 release.
Last night was an unexpectedly somber occasion for Boston native Mark on the heels of the Boston Marathon bombings. Mark took to his Twitter account yesterday to wish his hometown well, saying, "Thoughts and prayers with my hometown Boston today." Mark was torn between supporting his film and expressing his worry for his family members back in Boston, and he conveyed his true feelings about the tragedy in an interview with reporters last night, explaining, "I really didn't even want to come tonight. I hadn't really heard much — I spoke to my mom, and most of my family seems to be okay. It's such a big event, there's so many people there. It's horrible man. It's [expletive] disgusting, man. I just — I'm very upset."
We usually want pretty much everything Olivia Palermo is wearing — here's the proof — fortunately, we can actually get it this time around. When the style star stepped out last night in NYC, she mixed and matched three of Zara's high-street pieces in one evening-chic ensemble, giving us the off-the-rack proof of each piece's potential. She gave Zara's Double Breasted Blazer ($100) a cool-girl makeover when she paired it with leather bottoms, then proved the power of great accessories with both Zara's Neon Minaudière ($36) and Zara's Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals ($90). No, it's not the first time Miss Palermo has relied on the label as the foundation for a killer outfit, but it's another testament to the fashion darling's high-low styling skills that you can apply to your own wardrobe — starting with these three pieces.