Olivia Palermo's Outfit Perfects Old-Lady Chic

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There's a reason we look to Olivia Palermo for #OOTD inspiration: It seems like it's impossible for her to have a bad-outfit day. She can take a simple silhouette, jazz it up a bit, and still string along street style photographers all the way down the Tuileries. One fine example of this phenomenon happened recently at Paris Fashion Week: Palermo stepped out in a getup you could easily picture on your grandma — turtleneck, pencil skirt, and nude heels. But, as always, she made it feel refreshing.
You see, there's a certain Olivia Palermo effect that causes us to see all of her sartorial choices through rose-tinted — and envious — glasses. But, this particular look is special because it's easily imitated. The sweater-and-knee-length-skirt combo is nothing new — many people wear a version of it to their traditional office jobs every day. The key is in her accessories: The gold-foil bib necklace, oversized tortoise-shell sunglasses, and python clutch take the vibe from retro to thoroughly modern. She proves that dressing modestly doesn't have to be boring. Ahead, see how you can channel OP.