Olivia Palermo Taught Us Yet Another Important Styling Trick

Olivia Palermo is a bounty of knowledge when it comes styling tricks. A true chameleon (you can watch her evolution here), she seemingly goes from elegant to edgy in seconds flat, deftly balancing high-street favorites with dreamy designer fashions on the regular. And though we’re accustomed to her switching things up, a recent look caught us by surprise and delighted us just the same. Looking radiant in red, OP showed us how an otherwise feminine frock is instantly cooler when toughened up via lace-up combat boots and a leather jacket. With a black choker and edgy belt punctuating the look, the ensemble is quintessentially Olivia and one we’re jumping to re-create on our own. While the sturdy boot can be tricky to pull off, taking a cue from Olivia and opting for patent immediately gives the shoe a fashion-girl spin—not to mention an overall badass effect. Here, shop the entire look with similar styles under $200.

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