With her innate sense of style and pin-sharp business acumen, Olivia Palermo has become a fashion tour de force. The fashion icon talked exclusively to Hello! Fashion Monthly about how to dress, her global business, the high street, inspirations, her early fashion memories and the importance of downtime.
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The social media phenomenon has 4.5 million Instagram fans, and has collaborated with brands including: Rochas, Salvatore Ferragamo, Mango, Tommy Hilfiger, Ciate and Banana Republic, who announced Olivia as its first women’s global style ambassador in 2016. For the second season in a row Olivia is the face of Coast, and is wearing the British high street brand's SS17 collection, featured here.
Olivia Palermo is the face of Coast's SS17 collection
Olivia has long been "a big fan" of the British high street, and told HFM: "I've definitely been wearing a lot of British high street for many years". The 31-year-old also revealed how she likes to style her high street buys. "It's important to mix high street into your wardrobe – and I really do mix it into my everyday life. You should find the right balance and always keep an open mind."
As someone to whom a generation of young women looks for style influence, where does she go for inspiration herself? "I see so much style throughout my travels and on the street – I like to see how girls put a Zara dress and something else together, and how they style things differently. I also think that Instagram is a great platform for visuals. I can get great inspiration from it, for sure."
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The HFM cover star also explained her beliefs on whether style is instinctive or learned. "I think it's probably a bit of both. I think when you get older your eye evolves; you see things that you like and your style changes. I am more open to different styles now than when I was younger and am inspired by the people around me every day."
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