Olivia Palermo's Ridiculously Simple Between-Seasons Styling Trick

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As much as we love street style, the greatest fashion looks spotted beyond the runway are rarely weather-appropriate, even in the freezing cold (the well-heated cars awaiting these subjects hardly ever make it into the shot). It's time for us all — yes, even the driver-less! — to take a breather from outerwear, since winter's worst is behind us, and flex those transitional-dressing muscles once again. In case you're a little rusty, Olivia Palermo's recent ensembles during fashion month prove that, sometimes, the best solution to tricky dressing scenarios is the most obvious one — Layering 101.

The segue from winter to spring is filled with too-warm-for-coats, too-chily-for-bare-arms days, which can be remedied by this first move in our playbook: the Strong Arm. Basically, it means wearing a formfitting, warming base layer underneath an #OOTD, with the long sleeves peeking out from under our jackets.

This was Palermo's go-to styling move in Paris. The street-style star rolled up the sleeves of her spring outerwear, which creates a cropped look that doesn't leave her wishing for a heavy-duty coat (or us wishing that she was more bundled-up). Aside from being a good look, it's simple and can be recreated with things already hanging in our closets — our favorite kind of styling trick. Ahead, see how Palermo kept it cool, not cold, in Paris. (Plus, check out 30 more of Palermo's brilliant style moments, right here.)
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We've never met a cozy sweater we didn't like. And Palermo's cashmere Brunello Cucinelli style certainly fits the bill. The creamy color plays off the olive-hued, military Valentino jacket layered on top. With the arms pushed up, it almost creates a colorblocked-sleeve effect.
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How to break up a monochromatic outfit? Top off an all-black base layer with a lightweight jacket. In this case, Palermo opted for another military-inspired jacket (this one's from Topshop) to stand out against the knit and leather Tibi textures underneath.
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The secret to successfully transitioning your wardrobe season after season? A hard-working turtleneck that can be nestled under any and all outfits — be it spring, summer, fall, or winter. In this case, it ties the springy print and and flowy silhouettes of her look for the Moncler Gamme Rouge show to the actual weather outside — without looking bulky. Plus, no need for an additional topper!
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