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Style Translator: For the Love of White


Alice and Olivia Blazer ($198) // Kenzo Polka Dot Skirt ($190) // Timex Weekender Watch ($53)


The crisp, femininity of an all-white ensemble is a lovely look for the office.  In this photo, socialite Olivia Palermo elegantly drapes a white blazer over a white blouse and pairs with simple, casual accessories. The look is both classic and modern at the same time.  Here’s what caught my eye.

All White. Layering pieces in the same color creates an extremely sophisticated look.  Layering white pieces gives you an ethereal quality that other colors can’t match.  This Alice and Olivia blouse is a good choice because it drapes beautifully.  I also like this textured “snakeskin” blazer from Topshop.

Prefer a classic look?  This BCBG blazer is a deeply discounted option.  This Calvin Klein blazer is also an affordable choice.  Plus-size?  Try this Vince Camuto blazer.

I also love the jacket draped over the shoulders.  I often wear blazers this way if I just want a light topper to wear over a cocktail dress.

Prints. Most women wear prints on the top and solids on the bottom.  But in this outfit, the reverse adds a little something extra to the look.  It’s just an easy way to mix it up a bit.

I love this Kenzo skirt.  It’s very flirty and pretty. For something more work appropriate, a-line dotted skirt from Forever21 is a great choice.  This printed skirt in a mix of blue and pink is a lot of fun. I also like this art-deco print from Thalia Sodi for an evening look.

Casual-Chic Accessories.  The thing I like most about this outfit is the use of understated, casual accessories with elegant clothing.  The leather strap watch is a classic, and the simple cuff makes a subtle statement.

I like the Timex watch with a simple leather band.  I like watches with real numbers on the face, so this Anne Klein watch in rose gold is another good choice.  And if you want a round face and a dark band like the photo, try this Breda watch.

If you’re looking for a cuff similar to the one in the photo, this simple, impactful Vince Camuto cuff is the way to go.