Olivia Palermo Shows That the Right Pant Can Be a Street Style Game-Changer
While commuters on the East Coast navigate the snow mounds left behind by Winter Storm Jonas, those at the couture shows in Paris are finding chic ways to maneuver the cobblestone streets. Leading the pack is New Yorker Olivia Palermo, who seems to have traded in the daring thigh-high leather boots she wore to Dior yesterday for another statement leg-lengthening look. The 29-year-old frequently experiments with menswear-inspired fashion, and today’s ensemble was a nod to classical nautical style, namely the classic pants worn by seamen in uniform.
A simple ribbed turtleneck is the right partner to wide-legged trousers such as these. The brass buttons recall the polished look of French fashion houses such as Chanel and, more recently, Céline, while the traffic-stopping yellow stripe takes the piece in a fresh direction. As for finishing touches— shaggy fur vest, Analeena micro-lady day bag—they’re right in line with Palermo’s stealth street style approach.