Palermo stars in new AERIN campaign

Fashion’s it-girl is heading up a new accessories campaign, and the photos will make you want to buy every single product in the new collection.

According to POPSUGAR, Olivia Palermo takes centerstage in a campaign for major lifestyle brand, AERIN. Aerin Lauder, founder of the brand, is extending the scope of her company by including an accessories line, says POPSUGAR, placing Palermo at the helm of the collection’s photo ads.

The line, which includes handbags, scarves and shoes, seems to be perfectly suited for Palermo, who “ built her own personal style brand with an eye for luxe add-ons,” according to POPSUGAR. And for Lauder, Palermo is a natural fit to represent the collection, explaining the decision to employ the fashion guru as the face of the line this way:

“Olivia has always been a source of style inspiration for me and I wanted to work with someone that represented the AERIN aesthetic. Olivia is the modern style icon of our time and her feminine, modern, and effortless style is very much in line with the DNA of our brand.”

Ready to inject a bit of Palermo’s style into your wardrobe? POPSUGAR says the collection is available on Net-a-Porter.com and on AERIN.com, with prices ranging from “$450-$2,450 for bags, $495-$1,150 for shoes, and $175-$475 for scarves.”

She Leads, You Follow: Chelsea28 Edition

Everyone’s favorite fashionista is about to make her impeccable style available to the masses.

According to Vogue, Olivia Palermo is set to launch a collaborative clothing line with Nordstrom’s in-house label, Chelsea28. The collection will debut with the Seattle-based company on Feb. 8, a convenient coincidence that Vogue points out aligns with the start of New York Fashion Week.

Vogue says that the collection includes 32 versatile pieces that are designed for the working woman. Palermo’s collaboration covers everything from boho dresses to menswear shirts to classic jeans.

Palermo explained the impetus for the line, describing the importance of designing a collection that could easily integrate into everyday life. “It was important to start with life pieces, as I call them,” said Palermo. “Taking a great navy wide-leg pant, for example, and being able to restyle it.”

Taking wardrobe staples and providing a fresh twist on the look is also a common thread among Palermo’s line — the 29-year-old elevated classic denim into a not only a tailored jumpsuit, but also a modern midi skirt.

Although Palermo’s collection will deliver high-fashion looks, they won’t retail for high-fashion prices. Vogue says that the “opening price point of the collection is surprisingly affordable — just $68.”

Creating an accessible, yet fashionable line was certainly a high priority, as Palermo herself explained that she designed the collection with the working girl in mind.

“It’s important to understand what a girl wants. And Nordstrom has a similar take on the New York woman—she’s a woman on a mission who knows what she’s looking for.”

 

Check out Palermo’s collection when it launches on Feb. 8 here

Take Her Look [For Less]

We all know that Olivia Palermo is fashion goddess among us, but she continues to prove just how stylish she is with each outfit she steps out in. This time, she wowed us with only one piece: a chic white jumpsuit.

The Daily Mail reports that the socialite was boarding a private helicopter in New York City when she was spotted looking effortlessly cool in a Lovers + Friends halter jumpsuit with side cutouts, which she paired with teal sunglasses and leopard print Francesco Russo sandals.

If you love Palermo’s easy-chic jumpsuit, you’ll love that it’s available at Revolve for $189. But, if you’d rather have her stunning Francesco Russo Leopard Print Calf-Hair Sandal, you may have to take out a small loan to afford them since they’re priced at $1,195 at Neiman Marcus! All hope is not lost, however, if you want to take this look for yourself — we found all the pieces necessary to recreate this look for less than $200. Read on to see the results!

Finding a white jumpsuit to rival Palermo’s Lovers + Friends style was quite the task, but we ended up finding two jumpsuits that rise to the occasion. The first jumpsuit to catch our eye was the Kitty Corner Jumpsuit from Tobi. With a similar waistline and wide-leg silhouette, this jumpsuit is a great alternative to Palermo’s $189 look. It also features a deeper v-neckline, as well as an open x-back, which adds a little bit of life to the crisp look. Available for $68, this jumpsuit is the perfect canvas from which to recreate Palermo’s look.

The Kitty Corner Jumpsuit, found on Tobi.com.

The Kitty Corner Jumpsuit, found on Tobi.com.

If you’d rather have a jumpsuit with cutouts at the front like Palermo’s look, try the Taylor Cutout Jumpsuit from MakeMeChic.com. The cutouts at the waist extend onto the back, allowing for an almost crop top-like look from the back. This jumpsuit also has a wide-leg silhouette reminiscent of Palermo’s Lovers + Friends jumpsuit, but the Taylor jumpsuit has a much lower price, on sale for only $42.32.

The Taylor Cutout Jumpsuit, found on MakeMeChic.com.

The Taylor Cutout Jumpsuit, found on MakeMeChic.com.

Nothing could ever compare to Palermo’s Francesco Russo heels, but we think the Got the Look Leopard T-Strap Dress Sandals from Lulu’s come pretty close. These sandals have a similar leopard print detail on the heels that remind us of Palermo’s pricier heels, while also keeping the straps over the foot fairly simple. The biggest difference between these heels and the Francesco Russo heels is the price: these cute sandals are a steal for only $31!

The Got the Look Leopard T-Strap Dress Sandals, found on Lulus.com.

The Got the Look Leopard T-Strap Dress Sandals, found on Lulus.com.

This look for less wouldn’t be complete without a killer pair of turquoise shades, and the Calvin Klein Women’s Cat Eye Teal Sunglasses certainly fit the bill. Done in a similar shape and shade to Palermo’s sunnies, these sunglasses could easily pass for her exact pair. On sale for $49.99 on Bluefly.com, these Calvin Klein sunglasses will add the perfect punch of color to your white jumpsuit ensemble.

The Calvin Klein Women's Cat Eye Teal Sunglasses, found on Bluefly.com.

The Calvin Klein Women’s Cat Eye Teal Sunglasses, found on Bluefly.com.

Although Olivia Palermo’s crisp white jumpsuit look cost upwards of $1,384, we were able to recreate her look for only $191.31 — that’s for two jumpsuits, a pair of leopard print sandals and Calvin Klein sunglasses! So go forth and shop, because now you have no reason not to take Palermo’s look for less!

Happy Shopping!

She Leads, You Follow: Paris Couture Week

From Sunday, July 5 to Thursday, July 9, the City of Lights is being transformed into the City of Fashion as it hosts Couture Week. The Associated Press reports that Monday’s fall-winter 2015-2016 shows featured Giambattista Valli, Ralph & Russo, Dior and Schiaparelli, but it wasn’t the models on the runway that stole the show.

Instead, it was the guests of the Dior show that caught everyone’s attention. The couture show was graced with the attendance of not only Emily Blunt and Olivia Palermo, who are both often praised for their impeccable fashion, but also recent fashion it-girl Lupita Nyong’o. According to InStyle, Nyong’o stepped away from her trip to Kenya where she kicked off her save-the-elephants campaign to attended the show.

And Nyong’o certainly showed up in style. She looked stunning in the hot Paris weather, wearing a red-hot Dior double-face wool dress paired with black Dior pumps, a black clutch, simple earrings and round mirrored sunglasses.

Emily Blunt hit the Dior Haute Couture show in a glamorous all-white ensemble, wearing a Dior peplum dress paired with Dior Fine Jewelry, a black clutch and houndstooth-printed pointy-toe pumps.

Olivia Palermo added some print to the couture party, showing up in a floral Dior sleeveless coat which she brought in at the waist with a metallic belt. She paired the look with modern cat-eye sunglasses, grey pointy-toe pumps and a silver metallic clutch.

Although these beautiful ladies are decked out in Dior for Couture Week, there are a few things we can take away from their looks to amp up our style so we can head into our weeks with a couture flair.

  1. Small details make a big difference – Nyong’o’s gorgeous red dress is fairly simple, with seaming running down the front of the dress and very little seaming around the waist area. However, the dress has a small button and tab detail that cinches in the waist at the perfect spot, defining her waist with an interesting detail instead of with seams. Look for small details like this in your clothing that do double duty: they should not only add visual interest, but also serve a purpose, such as defining your all-important waistline. Details like this will create a more polished, sophisticated and tailored look that will appear as though you spent weeks obsessing over every little detail of your outfit!
  2. Peplums are a blessing – Emily Blunt’s peplum dress shows us just how useful a peplum can be. Peplums are a great way  to not only create the illusion of a narrow waist, but also to camouflage anything you might be concerned about in your stomach area; since the material floats away from your natural waist, it can easily hide anything you are worried about. If you wish to add a little emphasis to your hips, peplums are a great way to do that; the basic shape of Blunt’s dress without the peplum is rather straight, so the peplum creates curves on what would otherwise be a very pencil-like shape. To mimic this look, try a peplum top paired with a pencil skirt; a combination like this will define your waist while hiding any stomach-area problems and emphasizing your curvy hips.
  3. Accessories can make a huge impact – Olivia Palermo added a simple belt to her sleeveless jacket look, and it made all the difference. Adding a belt at the natural waist can take your look from shapeless to cinched instantaneously. If Palermo hadn’t added the belt, the jacket would have looked like a solid rectangle on her body. The belt helps to cinch in her waist, creating shape that the jacket alone could not create. Adding a belt to jackets, dresses and even tops can help enhance the built-in shape of a garment or create shape in an otherwise shapeless piece while also adding a little bit of visual interest to the outfit.

Take Her Look [For Less]

For the past several months, we have seen our favorite stars wearing a certain studded shoe that has worked its way into the wardrobes (and hearts) of many: the Valentino Rockstud Pump. These studly stunners have been rocked by the likes of Mindy Kaling, Olivia Palermo and Reese Witherspoon in recent months, but these gorgeous pumps don’t come cheap – stores like Barney’s New York are selling them for $995!

If these nearly-$1,000 pumps aren’t in your budget, never fear! There are a few different brands that make similar pumps for thrifty and extravagant spenders alike!

If you love Mindy Kaling’s pink rockstud pumps, DSW offers almost an exact replica of the pricey Valentino version for only $79.95. The BCBGeneration Darron Pump not only comes in pink, it also comes in yellow, black, white, and turquoise, all paired with nude straps and gold-tone studs.

Screenshot from DSW.com of the BCBGeneration Darron Pump valued at $79.95

Screenshot from DSW.com of the BCBGeneration Darron Pump valued at $79.95

If you would rather spend a little less, Charlotte Russe offers another replica of the Valentino Pumps for only $40.99 in black with nude straps. To sweeten the deal, Charlotte Russe has a promotion where if you buy one pair of shoes, you can get another pair for only $12.50!

Screenshot of the Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pump valued at $40.99.

Screenshot of the Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pump valued at $40.99.

So if you’ve been envying the Valentino Rockstud pumps that your favorite leading ladies have been rocking lately, the BCBGeneration Darron Pumps and Charlotte Russe Studded Strappy Pointed Toe Pumps are two great options to add to your shoe rotation!