Steal Olivia Palermo’s Polished Spring Style

With a knack for mixing prints, colors and textures to create chic but polished looks, Olivia Palermo’s wardrobe is a great place to look for chic, but office-appropriate, outfit ideas. Even the trickiest of trends are no match for the stylish socialite, who shows us how to how to take Spring’s bold printed pants to work.

The secret to her styling success? Palermo doesn’t try to tone down the print with matching all-black extras, which is the approach most of us take when wearing prints to the office.

Instead, she carefully balances brights with neutrals, layering a tailored black blazer over a bright yellow top that she tucks in for polish. The styling whiz mixes her neutrals, opting for a tan bag for a more dynamic look.

Here’s a little-known secret of the super stylish: Leopard print can — and should — be treated like a neutral, which is exactly what Palermo does here. The leopard-print pumps tie the black and tan pieces together and provide a chic counterpoint to her colorful pants without clashing with the busy print.

Now that you know Palermo’s styling tricks, get her sophisticated  spring look for less with our shoppable picks.

RD Style Floral Print Pant, $63,

Topshop black angled blazer, $130,


RD Style sweater tank, $42,

Kenneth Cole New York ‘Bon Together’ leopard-print heel, $119,

Madewell ‘The Kensington’ Satchel, $198,

Though a roomy tote in a classic hue is worth the investment, this perfect spring/summer work tote doesn’t require a splurge:

Lily Wang “Jamie” vegan satchel, $40,

Mark. Styles and Stones Bracelet, $24,