There's a saying in fashion we're particularly fond of: "Wear the clothes — don't let the clothes wear you
." We'll concede that this is easier said than done when your office dress code is, uh, limiting
, to say the least. No matter which way you slice it, a Monday-through-Friday rotation of black, beige, gray, and navy makes it pretty tough to stand out.
But, we have — okay, Olivia Palermo has — done the impossible: transforming an all-gray look into one that's actually intriguing. The unassuming neutral was a breath of fresh air amid a sea of boldly-colored getups at London Fashion Week. Palermo capitalized on the waistcoat trend, pairing her version with a pleated midi-skirt and a sweater with delightfully mismatched cuffs. The finished ensemble is just as snap-worthy as the best street-style shots — and work-appropriate, to boot. Inspired to recreate Olivia's monochrome getup? We pieced it together for you to shop.
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