Olivia Palermo Style
See her best looks and shop her closet
New York socialite and editor Olivia Palermo is no stranger to the fashion world – she’s not afraid to make a bold statement and, lucky for her, she looks good in just about everything. From guest editing for Piperlime to blogging about fashion, she knows a thing or two about great style.
Olivia constantly pushes the boundaries when it comes to her personal style. We’re always looking to her for fresh style ideas and shopping inspiration – she has a knack for mixing high and low, pairing black and white prints and making affordable pieces look expensive.
Get the Look
To snag Olivia’s style, look for feminine and polished pieces and accessories. Silk blouses, pencil skirts and pointed-toe pumps are essentials in any Palermo-inspired closet. Shop her style with our selection of sophisticated picks below.
Designer Sunglasses: Dior Promesse 1 Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Silk Blouse: Rag and Bone Earhart Blouse
Pencil Skirt: Oscar De La Renta Perforated Silk Pencil Skirt
Sophisticated Clutch: Halston Heritage Metal East West Convertible Clutch
Pointy Pumps: Valentino Rockstud Leather Slingback Pump
What’s your favorite item from the Olivia-inspired list?
The Ultimate Chinos Guide
We’re pulling the most asked, most interesting and most puzzling Reddit Male Fashion Advice questions and helping you answer them
Chinos get a bad rap. Contrary to popular belief chinos don’t have to be designated 9-5 work wear or fit two sizes too big. The modern man wants his chinos to fit slim, but not skin tight. Here’s how to work them into your wardrobe for different body types.
For guys with muscular legs and a more rectangular frame, finding pants with enough room in the legs is hard. You don’t want your chinos to fit too tight or you’ll look bulky and disproportional.
Take a look at the measurements of the pants - a 17” or 18” leg opening is a good sized wide-leg pant that will look fitted on the body. Tuck your button-down shirt in so you look clean and crisp and don’t forget to wear a belt.
Life/After/Denim 5oz Slim Fit Chino
Tall and Slim
Choose a straight-cut, low-rise pair of chinos to keep your look long and lean. Finding inseams (pant length) at 36” or longer is a challenge, which is why these J. Crew unhemmed chinos come with a 37.5” leg so you can tailor the length to your preference or them leave raw. Banana Republic offers a 36” leg chino pant that’s perfect for the office.
J.Crew Unhemmed Essential Chino
Regular and Slim
A tapered leg will give you a slim look without being too skinny at the ankle. Norse Projects is a cool brand to check out for a rugged, casual look. Club Monaco makes pants with a 30”, 32” and 34” inseam with a good cut, zipper fly and quarter-top pockets.
You can roll the pants a couple times and go sockless with a casual pair of slip-on sneakers or sandals in the summer or chukkas in the fall.
GANT Rugger Canvas Chino
For men who fit a waist size of 40” or more, it’s hard to find awesome brands that have a stylish, modern take on chinos and are at a good price point. If your body is rounder, make sure you don’t wear pants with a tight leg opening; a relaxed fit is the way to go. Deep front pockets and back pockets that sit closer together are flattering for this body shape.
Banana Republic Aiden Slim-Fit Chino
Pro Tip: If you’re trying out a new brand or style, you can either head over to the store to try them on or order online and try them at home. Most e-commerce stores have excellent shipping and returns/exchanges policies. The best way to do it is order two sizes in each item and return the one that doesn’t fit.
Now that you’ve read the guide, check out some pants you’ll want to wear on Wantering.
6 Athletic-Inspired Essentials to Step Up Your Fashion A-Game
You don’t need to be a sports fan to get involved with one of the summer’s biggest trends. Athletic-inspired looks ruled the runways, from sleek and sexy sportswear at Gucci, to sequined streetwear at Ashish and tennis whites seen at Rag & Bone.
For sporty-cool style advice, look to one of our favorite bloggers, Jayne Min of Stop It Right Now, or channel models-off-duty in a mix of casual sports inspired pieces worn back with denim. We break down the key elements you need to get the look below.
1) The Sweatshirt
Unleash your inner track star in a classic grey marl sweatshirt, which is enjoying something of a fashion moment currently. An everyday essential all women should have in their closets, look for styles with slogans and varsity lettering.
Isabel Marant Étoile Fujiyama Sweatshirt
2) The Varsity Tee
Want to get the sporty look but don’t know where to start? Invest in a Varsity T-shirt. Teamed with denim shorts or casual pants, it’s perfect for game night or a weekend brunch.
Zoe Karssen T-Shirt With Varsity Girl Gang Print
3) Track Shorts
Switch your favorite denim cut-offs for a sporty track short this summer. Bring out your inner tomboy in chambray styles or go ultra-glam in liquid metallics for a day-to-night look.
Madewell Track Shorts
4) Sporty Bags
Sports bags aren’t just for the gym. Opt for a steamlined backpack or a classic nylon carry all to take you from the street to the studio.
Alexander Wang Dumbo Backpack
Sneakers are trending in a big way right now and it goes without saying that they’re an essential part of any sporty ensemble. Whether you’re a high-top or slip-on kind of girl, the right sneaker elevates your look.
New Balance Lightweight 410 Sneakers
6) Baseball Caps
The sports classic thats just as at home on the streets as in the stadium, so get your game face on with a baseball cap!
ASOS Plain Baseball Cap
What’s your favorite athletic-inspired fashion piece?
5 Style Tips for Summer Sheers
Dare to bare this summer in lightweight, translucent layers
Beat the heat in one of the season’s biggest trends, sheers. Delicate sheers were all over the Spring 14 runways, from light-as-air pleated chiffons at Christopher Kane to peekaboo inserts at 3.1 Philip Lim and colored, organza overlays at Theyskens’ Theory. But you don’t need a designer budget to get the look. Read on for our guide to the best summertime sheers and shop our top picks below!
1) Naughty but Nice
Update basic shapes like a T-shirt or vest with translucent layers - a sheer top can be both naughty and nice, especially in angelic white.
Need Supply Cropped Blouse
Nasty Gal Sheer Illusion Tank
Forever 21 Sheer Embroidered Top
2) Carrie Bradshaw-Approved
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw in a sheer ballerina skirt, because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be SJP in the Sex and the City opening sequence (minus the bus soaking obviously)! Opt for allover organza layers or keep it simple with a cheeky sheer insert.
Delpozo Sheer Maxi Skirt
Lavish Alice Scuba Volume Midi Skirt
Chelsea28 Sheer Overlay Skirt
3) Sheer Delight
A sheer blouse may seem like a daunting prospect, but the trick to pulling it off is in the layering - make sure you have a solid base, like a vest or cute crop top, underneath. Stick to prints or textures (like lace) if you feel too exposed, or opt for a blouse that mixes solids and sheers together if you want to preserve your modesty.
Sister Jane Daisy Sheer Shirt
Religion Sheer Oversized Whirl Shirt with Moon Print
ASOS Boxy Shirt with Sheer Insert
4) Dressed to Impress
The sheer dress is a summertime favorite. Light as a feather, it’s a great way to beat the heat while still looking cool. Layer over a bikini for the beach, or a contrast color slip dress for the ultimate ’90s look!
ASOS Smock Dress in Sheer Texture
Zara Dress with Sheer Yoke
The Laden Showroom X Even Vintage Sheer Panel Dress
5) Peekaboo Accessories
If you’re the shy and retiring type but still want to experiment with sheer, then accessories are the way to go. Opt for sunnies or a bag in tinted plastics to get the look without exposing too much!
Furla Candy Satchel
Oliver Peoples Sofee Clear Acetate Sunglasses
ModCloth Clear as Day Sunglasses
Do you have any sheer style tips to add? Let us know!