Olivia Palermo Shows How An American Can Wear French-Inspired Fashion

The It girls have migrated over to Paris this week for the haute couture shows — whether walking the runway (lookin’ at you, Kendall Jenner), sitting front row, or both. Of course, we always love this time of year because Olivia Palermo and her multiple outfit changes deliver unexpected sartorial inspiration to us. While attending the Schiaparelli fall haute couture show, the blogger-designer showed us a plethora of ideas to try, either individually or all in one outfit, like she did.
Lesson number one: This is how you temper a sassy and ultra-low-cut dress. Opt for a traditional print, such as Olivia's mini-checks, on a racy silhouette. Lesson two: By tying a society-lady-ish silk scarf around her neck, she offsets her exposed-to-the-navel neckline and fairly high, leg-baring hemline. Lesson three: Her flat, pointed Jimmy Choo Gala loafers add a menswear-inspired touch to the printed minidress, but the bow detail provides enough girliness to not be jarring. Lesson four: You can never go wrong with refined statement accessories, like her jewel-embellished gold cuff and chain-link-strap, quilted designer bag. So there you go: four easy styling tricks in one totally chic outfit.

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