Celebrity Style Steal: Olivia Palermo’s Stripes

American IT girl Olivia Palermo barely puts a foot wrong when it comes to fashion. Have you ever seen her look anything less than fabulous? Her special talent is that she always puts pieces together to flatter her figure and she creates a smart but effortlessly cool look. This makes her a role model and style icon for modern women who want to look formal without looking fussy.

If you look at Olivia’s Instagram, you’ll notice she’s been wearing a lot of striped looks recently. She’s worn stripes to lounge on a yacht at play and she’s worn them to work and mingle at an art gallery.


When Olivia wears something, it’s only a matter of time before it’s copied. To help you do that before anyone else, here are some ideas about how to copy the striped style.

The Leisure Look


When the model and TV presenter lets her hair down, she does it in style with a yacht trip. Whether you’re out at sea or you have an active day, you want an outfit that you feel comfortable in that’s still flattering and on-trend. Olivia looks just that in her striped top and shorts. The top reminds me of the V by Very stripe textured top and looks great with V by Very linen shorts. For the ultimate in undone chic, finish with some brown sunglasses like the Vogue cats-eye sunglasses.

The Evening Look


Olivia never overdresses and part of the reason why she always looks so cool is that she looks smarter in jeans and a blazer than most people do in a dress. This is because she picks really flattering items. The stripe blazer, which is like the V by Very printed jersey blazer, falls at just below the hips to lengthen and lean out your legs and thighs. It looks especially sleek with super skinny jeans like the V by Very Addison high waisted super skinny jeans. The striped blazer is the outfit’s statement item so it’s best to wear a plain white blouse with it like the V by Very oversized mixed cotton shirt. This outfit screams smart, sophisticated and soooo in control of life!

Which of Olivia’s striped looks did you like the most?

Love Zoex

2nd September 2016
Written by Zoe Griffin