Ever had that
I-hate-everything-in-my-closet feeling? If you're anything like us, of course you have. All too often that's the feeling we have when everything on our shelves feels like something we've worn too many times — but the truth is, that's not really a bad thing. Case in point: even Olivia Palermo wears and rewears the items already in her closet, as evidenced by her latest ensemble — a mix of not one, or two, but three pieces we've already seen the style star outfit more than a couple times (even as long as two years ago). While out in NYC's West Village, Miss Palermo made use of her French Sole ballet flats, leather-sleeved blazer, and marled knit sweater, all of which we've seen her wear before. There are two style lessons worth taking to heart here. The first is that it's always wise to invest in great essentials, à la Olivia, like a pair of ballet flats, a blazer, and a chunky sweater that will see you through season after season. The second lesson is a reminder to refresh the look — Olivia reinvents a casual look by injecting surprising accents, like woven, cap-toe ballet flats with a more Fall-feeling ensemble. We've recapped how Olivia's styled each of these pieces before, plus why the look works now. Click on to see how it's done, then shop the key pieces.
Olivia styled up her
French Sole flats with a wintry twist before — in October 2011, the styler lent a pop of color and a little more dimension to an all-black ensemble with her woven, red cap-toe flats.
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Olivia outfitted a graphic-print skirt and lacy top with her leather-sleeved blazer thrown nonchalantly over her shoulders back at London Fashion Week in 2011.
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Just last week, Olivia styled up a totally Fall-feeling ensemble with her marled knit sweater.
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The Latest Look
Each of these elements already lurking in Olivia's closet added up to one very on-point seasonal look — a lesson in investing in the kind of timeless pieces that transition easily from season to season
and year to year. In this look, she relied on her leather-sleeved blazer to lend a sleek finish to that same slouchy, marled knit. To finish, her cap-toe flats again inject a little color into the mix, while classics like her black pants and a luxe Hermès tote finish it off.
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