Elevate Your Professional Wardrobe: Olivia Palermo’s Chic Spin on the Classic Grey Skirt Suit

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Like clockwork, as soon as Fashion Weeks around the globe commence, we find “it” girl and socialite Olivia Palermo making the front row rounds.

And as expected, she aces every appearance with effortlessly chic outfits that are unexpectedly mixed yet perennially stylish. Her rare talent for magically turning even the dowdiest and boring-looking items into something so fabulous is what makes her fascinating to watch.

Olivia Palermo adds color to her outfit with a colorblock scarf and a beautifully embroidered purse as she arrives at the Elisabetta Franchi presentationOlivia Palermo adds color to her outfit with a colorblock scarf and a beautifully embroidered purse as she arrives at the Elisabetta Franchi presentation during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014 on February 19, 2014, in Milan, Italy (Credit: Star Press / KIKA / WENN)

At the Elisabetta Franchi presentation, Olivia transformed an ordinary three-piece grey outfit into an attire worthy of a second glance by pairing it with well-chosen extras that infused pops of color into her look — a gorgeous multicolored necklace from BaubleBar, an exquisitely embroidered purse from Fendi, and a beautiful colorblock scarf that made the outfit extra special.

Olivia Palermo in her classic grey three-piece outfit minus the colorful scarf and bagOlivia Palermo in her classic grey three-piece outfit minus the colorful scarf and bag on February 19, 2014 (Credit: Star Press / KIKA / WENN)

Don’t you love how she combined two statement pieces (scarf and bag) and made them work instead of clash? The pairing looks insanely gorgeous. The whole outfit is lookbook-worthy. We’re going to take a cue from Olivia here. How about you?

Copying her attire is not as hard as it looks. You need a decent grey coat or jacket and some grey separates (a plain grey blouse and skirt will do, or pick a grey shift dress).

The tricky part is finding the right scarf and purse to go with. Here are several suggestions from yours truly:

Juicy Couture Rosewood Mini G Stripe Bag and Spun & Subtle Luxury A Beautiful Life ScarfBag: Juicy Couture Rosewood Mini G Stripe Bag, $98 / Scarf: Spun & Subtle Luxury A Beautiful Life Scarf, $52

Juicy Couture Rosewood Mini G Stripe Bag and Tolani Digital Neon Trim ScarfBag: Juicy Couture Rosewood Mini G Stripe Bag, $98 / Scarf: Tolani Digital Neon Trim Scarf, $86

Worn with light neutrals like beige or dove grey, these orange-hued extras will stand out and make you a star.

Try this pretty necklace from Sabine for the other finishing touches, then cap off your outfit with black tights and booties. Or, follow what Olivia did by wearing black suede over-the-knee boots:

Necklace: Sabine Flower Statement Necklace, $125 / Dress: Tibi Spring Tweed Dress, $298 / Boots: ALDO Passamonte Boots, $140 / Jacket: Rebecca Taylor Honeycomb Jacket, $495Necklace: Sabine Flower Statement Necklace, $125 / Dress: Tibi Spring Tweed Dress, $298 / Boots: ALDO Passamonte Boots, $140 / Jacket: Rebecca Taylor Honeycomb Jacket, $495

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