Olivia Palermo: Blazers are nostalgic

Designer thinks she likes blazers so much because they remind her of her mum

May 06, 2012 12:57 | Shopping and Sales | By Media Street staff
Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo thinks she likes blazers so much because they remind her of her mum. The American fashion star used to love delving into her mother’s closet when she was little. She’s adamant days spent dressing like her parent have influenced her style as a young woman.

“I used to play dress-up in my mother’s closet. I think that’s why I wear blazers so much , as she had a huge collection. My favourites are by Armani and Joseph – for events, I’ll attach Art Deco clips to the lapels,” she told the latest edition of UK InStyle magazine.
 
Olivia is known for her preppy and chic style. She knows people think she dresses like that all the time, but thinks her real wardrobe would surprise them.
 
Sometimes she eschews high heels for flat shoes – although not every type.
 
“You’ll never see me in Crocs of Birkenstocks,” she said. “They don’t look good on anyone and when people wear them with socks it’s just horrendous.
 
“People imagine I’m constantly in heels, but I love my flats too. French sole pumps have a low, slim cut, which makes them really flattering on the leg. I have so many pairs in different colours, my shoe rack looks like a sweet shop.”

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