Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Olivia Palermo's Ways To Wear a White Shirt

How to Style a White Shirt
Inspired by Olivia Palermo

A classic white shirt is one of the most timeless and versatile additions to your wardrobe. You can dress it up or down. Wear it under a pants suit to the office, with skinny jeans for a weekend trip or pair it with a chic midi skirt for a formal event. When seeking outfit ideas to style a white shirt, there is no one better to turn to than Olivia Palermo. This savvy style icon has displayed many unique and attractive ways to wear this closet essential. I have recreated 9 different ways to wear a white shirt, inspired by the magnificent closet of Olivia Palermo.

Look 1 - The Burgundy Coat
 Classic white formal shirt $64 Topshop. Burgundy double-breasted oversized coat $159 at Zara.com. Red and berry colour-block heels by Gather 2, $110 at Topshop. Maroon and pink colour-block mock croc bag by Loeffler Randal, $395 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Regular slim-fit distressed denim jeans, $30 at H&M

Look 2 - The Quilted Jacket
Black quilted bomber jacket $60 at H&M. High-low hem white shirt, $35 at H&M. Peggie Sunglasses (as worn by Olivia) $70 at Witchery.co.au. Distressed Arizona denim jeans, $35 at Mango.com. Camouflage printed 'Carrie 2' heels, $70 by Guess.




  
Look 3 - The Navy Shift Dress
Navy blue cap-sleeved shift dress with braided tan belt, $35 at Mango. White shirt $10, H&M. Burgundy, black & gold envelope clutch £29 at Debenhams.com. Black & white printed ankle-strap sandals $59 by Chinese Laundry at Macys.com

Look 4 - The Sequined Blazer
Flowy White Shirt, £30 at Mango. Silver sequined blazer $170 by Helene Berman at Julesb.co.uk Slim-fit uptown denim jeans £40 Mango. Teal crossbody 'Selma' bag by Michael Kors $189 at Forzieri.com. Floral printed 'Polly' heels £32 at ASOS




    
Look 5 - The Statement Red Sandal
 Collarless white Vila shirt, £38 at House of Fraser.co.uk. Skinny low-rise jeans, $20 at H&M. Strappy red stiletto sandals, $110 by Adrienne Maloof at Heels.com





   
Look 6 - The Leather Skirt
Stretch white shirt, $10 at H&M. Leather pencil skirt $99 at H&M. Black leather City Bag, $189 at Zara.com. Furry black belted gilet, £60 at Mango.com. Black platform 'Piccadilly' pumps £55 at ASOS 






    
Look 7 - Shorts & Neutrals
White shirt $38 at H&M. Beige linen shorts $138 by 3.1 Phillip Lim. Metallic gold snakeskin bag £13 New Look.com. Gold metal belt £30 at ASOS. Gold cuffs $98 Maxandchloe.com. Nude & gold strappy sandals, $50 Shoe Republic at Heels.com



    
Look 8 - The Little Black Dress
 Classic white shirt $64 at Topshop. Black rib box-pleat strapless dress, $90 at River Island.com Jules Smith Gold 'Viva Glam' cuff, $98 at Maxandchloe.com. Black pointed court shoes, $65 at Topshop. Ruby, purple and gold rhinestone necklace, $120 at Topshop. Black and gold studded mini clutch bag, $80 at Topshop.



     
Look 9 - Pink, Leopard & Lime
White shirt $64 Topshop. Leopard print skater skirt £12 Oasis.com. Multi-coloured scarf $30 River Island. Lime green clutch bag by Hunting Season $395 at Intermix Online. Pink pea coat $308 JCrew. Camouflage print heels $70, Guess at Heels.com


     
Which of Olivia's looks do you prefer?
How would you style a white shirt?

117 comments:

Karishma said...

So many ways to wear the classic white shirt! Definitely gonna keep these ideas in mind. Thanks for the lovely compilation of images of the gorgeous Olivia.

Stella said...

This woman is definitely so elegant and stylish!
I find her quite boring but her looks are always so interesting.
x
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! You had a very nice idea. I think white shirt is a staple item in the wardrobe and you know, I still havent found the perfect one! I want one very simple, smooth, with a classy design. Olivia always rules, in every outfits she pulled off a chic and fashionable look, I really love them and for sure they are also inspiring. You have been good as well dear, my fav sets are 6 and 7, in the first combo I love the rock mood while in the second the soft touch. Have a good day, kisses! xo

ELISA said...

Olivia is my style icon! I love her!
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Kati said...

Oh my, she is the best in wearing white blouses! So inspiring!

Have a great day,
-Kati

P.S.: Thanks for commenting on my last post - I highly appreciate it!

Jackie Harrison said...

All are gorgeous my favorite look 5 and7.
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Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

beautiful!!!
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Amanda Chic said...

love it

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Mandy P. said...

Hey there, loved your blog, just followed you on GFC (1418), would you mind to follow back?

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Kacie Cone said...

She rocks every look! I really love the last look, the cape is so cute! I keep automatically going to my white button up lately, it just looks so good with everything!

Gigi Katz said...

shes so fabulous. love the one with the red heels! xx. gigi.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Absolutely adore the white shirt with the shorts and quilted jacket. But I'm really loving quilted jackets right now anyway.

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Anthea F said...

she's so stylish!

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Marisa Silva said...

Perfect outfits!! She's amazing!

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Isa Machado said...

1, it's my fav! ;)

Linda B said...

Wow, she really rocks the white shirt! Fantastic list of ideas. Looks 2 and 6 are my favorite :)

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Abaya and Heels said...

She is amazing... I love the numb. 5!!

Ajdas blog said...

Lovely combinations!

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Kishikiari said...

love the second one

Anouka K said...

She gets most looks right; she definitely has a great sense of style as she has consistently proven over time.

The Style Maze said...

hey Sam! I am sorry I haven't been posting anything nor commenting on your blogs for a while, it's just that I have been so busy with my university!

Olivia Palermo is one of my favorite fashion inspirations, she is just amazing. I really love the second look here!

xoxo

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

never go wrong with a White shirt!
good post Sam!

ciao ciao

Busola Coutts said...

She definitely wears her whites shirts well. Such great styles.

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Karolina Antosik said...

she has great style. My numer one is set 2 :-D absolutely love tchem :-)
Hope your time away was great dear Sam :-)

Style Squared said...

SHE ALWAYS DOES IT PERFECTLY! <3 LOVE THE LOOKS 1, 2 AND 7 !!! :)





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Kara said...

I love her style! Thanks for sharing Sam :)

Kara
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kim bim said...

Her sense of styling is super cool, I love style no 4 so much.
Have a lovely evening babes...

Joanna Cięszczyk said...

I love her style! Looks 6 and 7 are my favourite :)

Have nice day dear <3
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

Oh, I love her sense of style, she looks gorgeous in any occasion! I really like all those ways to wear simply white shirt, except Look # 8, it's a bit weird to my personal taste. Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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Carmen said...

I love these looks so much, especially the first one and I'm absolutely going to check out that coat right now :D
xx

Coco Colo said...

AH, i love it!!
All outfits are perfect

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Rebecca Ragionieri said...

set carinissimi (; Reb, xoxo.

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Paola Lauretano said...

Great post Sam.... I love Olivia a fab fashion icon!!!!
Kisses my dear!

Valeria said...

Hi Sam. I really like the white shirt and I wear it often. It's a versatile garment and it's perfect in every season. I like all of these looks but the first one is lovely. It's definitely my favorite.
Kisses.

Valeria
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Emmylou said...

I'm so in love with Olivia's style. I think she's like one of those girls like Cara Delevingne that can do no wrong in my eyes:) My fave is look #4.
Have a good one, Sam:)

Chadlen said...

Such a lovely post Sam...I love her style...and the ideas and specific looks you shared with us are amazing...Please do more posts like that..hihi

Have a goodnight
Chadlen
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Mindy Fan said...

I am in love with her style!
The leather skirt outfit has to be my favorite! I really want to be able to work it myself!

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Dania Carbonini said...

Really love Oluvia Palermo and her style.
My favorite look is number 5

KISSES

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Chrissabella said...

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog!

Great post, I literally want to wear all those outfits! Thanks for breaking down all those looks.

Greetings from London,

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Joana Sá said...

Hi dear
Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
Love all this outfits, Olivia is just amazing

Kiss kiss.*Jo
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Karolina said...

Love her style and I do like all of these looks but the first one is definitely my favorite!

xx Karolina
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Daniella said...

Inspiring post Sam! I love that you've pointed out how creative Olivia Palermo has been with such a classic wardrobe staple! I love a good white shirt :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Shop Style Conquer said...

I love Olivia Palermos style!! I love seeing them broken down into the individual pieces, you can really get your head around how she builds a look. My favourite is the burgundy coat, but its interesting to see that she uses the plain white shirt in so many different ways (i hadnt noticed before!)


-Tara x

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Pamela RG said...

Olivia is so stylish. She has her own individual style which is refreshing.

Jacy said...

Olivia is so incredibly stylish, so she's the ultimate style inspiration! I absolutely love this post Sam! You did such an amazing job with finding outfits of hers, and then taking the time to put together outfit ideas inspired by them. Feeling so inspired!

~Jacy

Nora Armani said...

I like her style! Thanks for sharing this :) You put a lot of work to recreate these looks! Awesome job! Have a sweet day :)

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andysparkles said...

That's so inspiring, every look is different from the other one!

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Toks said...

Olivia has such great style. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Sam.
xoxoxo

Kim Alston said...

Fabulous looks! I love it with the leather skirt and neutrals!
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Serena said...

Outfit 1 and outfit 7 are just perfection for me!
You've done such an amazing job at finding each piece!

x

Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

OMG, Who knew a white shirt was this versitile, The quilted biker jacket look is definately my favourite. Very Chic.

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Thanks a bunch for stopping by and your usual nice words. Wish you a great Thurs dear, hugs! xo

Laviña Jampit said...

I like those shorts and neutrals :)

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Rosanne said...

Look 2 and 6 are my favorites! Xx

Anna G. said...

Olivia has gorgeous style - she looks stunning in every outfit :)

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Jessica Mattioli said...

I love her style, my fav fashion icon! Great post dear :)

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Rozalia Szymiczek said...

wszystkie piękne:D
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stylishvue said...

I love the burgundy coat look the best!
Laura. xx

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Marion | 24 hours of Fashion said...

Great post! I love her jeans she wear on the first two pictures!

Mihaela Pojogu said...

The first and with the leather skirt I like very much. I have just a short sleeves white shirt and I like to wear with lace and denim. xo

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Elle Sees said...

she's one of my faves when it comes to style!

Anat Koren said...

Love this post! Very inspiring, as all your posts:-)
Thanks for your visit, dear!

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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Hi Sweetheart! Happy Halloween,
I really love this post! You've inspired me! Many ideas!!
Thank you ;)
Kisses
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Mira said...

Olivia never wore anything that didn't look fabulous (as far as I know). How is that even possible? Everyone has a bad day once. Maybe she's not from this world ;-). Everything looks amazing! Great white shirt inspirations. To tell you the truth. I have a few white shirts but not the perfect one. I alway style it pretty boring with a pair of jeans but now I can work on that. Wish you a wonderful day and happy Halloween!!

xx Mira

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Pip said...

Sam,
I love here and #3 and #7 are awesome! Everything she wears is super cute though. :) I hope you have a good night dear and stop by soon! I really want your opinion on my latest post! :)

xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

Alejandra said...

I love her style! Is the perfect it girl and of course, my favorite:)
Greaat post dear!
Have a nice day,
xoxo
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Gina said...

OP is one of my fav style icons for sure. So classy! Sam, I absolutely love this post!! One of my all time favorites.

XO, GIna
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Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

beautiful my dear!:)

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Jayme and Mendi said...

We just love her and boy can she wear a plain white shirt!! :-)

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Chicara - Lipgloss Kisses said...

I adore her! She could make a black bag look chic. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. :) x

Janice Lunes said...

Just what I needed !

You are really the best in this :D


Just uploaded a new post so let me know what you think Girl :D
Have a great day :D
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Sveva said...

love her look, and love your selection!
have a fun halloween's night!
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gorgeous and it really displays the versatility of a white shirt!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I love Olivia´s style and these looks are perfect, so classy and easily "copiable". I think I can copy some of them . Thanks for these pictures of inspiration. Number nine is lovely. Kisses and nice weekend ( we have three days of holidays in my country):)

S said...

She has an amazing senseof style, so classy and glam!
Looks 3 and 4 are my faves!
xxx

s
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Coco said...

I'm not keen on looks 4 and 8, for the rest she rocks! My favourite is the first!
Love
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Anne said...

Hi dear, I really like your blog and style. It's so inspiring! I thought it would be awesome if we could follow each other. Just let me know! I'll follow back :) X Anna

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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Amazing post! I love all the sets and styling is perfect!

bridechic said...

love the versatility here--enjoyed the jean and jacket combos

La Chica del Sábado said...

I love this gils! Her style is perfect!
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Kacie Ellis said...

I love OP! She has amazing style!

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Sorana Nistor said...

i was trying to decide witch look i like the most, but the truth is , she is perfect and i love all of these outfits !
xoxo

Christina L said...

Gorgeous post! I love the shirt under the little black dress x

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Peet said...

I'm usually crazy for colors, but this time I'm feeling the crisp white with some neutral hues, that outfit's gorgeous. And I love the third look too, very creative of her. But then again, that's no surprise, she's Olivia Palermo the Magnificent.:D

awhite said...

Great style post, doll. I love how many different ways Olivia wears a white shirt- and this post does a brilliant job of curating 'em all in one place! :)

-Ashley
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The Sunshine District said...

sigh, miss palermo can do no wrong... my favorite tho is the crisp white shirt paired with neutral shorts
xo jac
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Sadie said...

All such great looks, but I think Olivia Palermo could even style a bin bag into an amazing outfit :) xx

Alissa Gromova said...

Hello!
I like a lot your pictures and the style of your blog
Olivia is very nice and always well dressed, my favorite look is 3 and 6
Thanks for your nice comment
I follow you on GFC and bloglovin
Hope follow back :)

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judith said...

Genial selección de looks!!
Saludos
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Kashaya said...

Great outfits, very inspiration post.=)

Caro * said...

She is fabulous ! Her style is always perfect. First outfit is beautiful.
Happy Halloween sweetie :)

Aubree @ Macarons and Stilettos said...

Wow, she is always so chic! I really think I need a good white shirt now, haha. Thanks for sharing all of these great looks. Happy Halloween dear! :)

xo Aubree
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Francy -Stef said...

We really love her style!!!
Kisses
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

OP really has the most impeccable sense of style! The sequin blazer look is my fave here!

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Anngelik Martinez said...

I love Olivia and her style. She rocked that white tee, and these are all great and different ways to style the shirt.

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Bruna Fernandes said...

thank's dear :)

Paola Lauretano said...

Happy Halloween Sam!!!
Kisses

aschaaa said...

I love olivia, you chose really good looks, kisses :*

Zebra ❤ said...

NR 6 - super! super! super!

Dawn GT said...

I love all the looks equally this go around Sam! So chic! Thanks so much for sharing..

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dawn

Birdie Liau said...

Absolutely love look 5 and 7 (: really great way of styling a white shirt and there are just so many possibilities in styling them (: x

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Seepz S said...

This is what I love about your blog Sam - every post is like a magazine editorial! loved reading the ways to wear a white shirt. I will be trying a few of these or maybe even all! :) Thanks a lot for the compilation.

Hope you are having a great day darling!

xx
Seepz

LaTasha Bunting said...

My LOVELY Sam,

Thank you SO much for your comment! As always, I do appreciate it! And yes, it was exciting to meet him. I'm SO glad that you love what I wore and like my red hair bow too! SO sweet! :) Thanks SO much for the outfit compliment! And, aww... that's SO sweet Sam! One of the sweetest compliments I've EVER received! I wish you were here in the States with me. I already consider you my friend! :) But it would be awesome to have you nearby to hang out! :) You are one of kind as well love! SO sweet, loving, caring, bright, intelligent, kind, and positive too! Beautiful inside and out! You're an incredible person and friend! And who knows, one day I may even get the chance to meet/visit you! Now, that you would be a priceless moment filled with priceless pictures! :) Take care love! Hope you have a weekend as lovely and amazing as you are! :)

I LOVE the quilted jacket and red sandal look. However, my fave look is the leather skirt! Great post love! :)

Love always,
LB.
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Isabelle C. said...

i love everything olivia palermo wears!

mi vivere

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Awesome selection Sam, different options very informative! i had the same dress as Olivia has but in black and I can't find it

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Jurgita K. said...

I love her! She has amazing style :)
Great post :)
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Rakhshan said...

wow so many ways to style a classic white shirt, I think it's one of the most important staple items in our closet! lovely post Sam, hope you have a wonderful weekend! :) x

getcarriedaway said...

she looks just great, love her style!

<3

Manhattan Image and Style said...

So chic!! I love look #1! ;)

Diana
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Demi Mist said...

Very nice suggestions Sam!
Happy Friday!!!

miss b said...

She has a great sense of style and my favourite look is the one with the quilted jacket. I always have a white shirt in my wardrobe and I like to wear it with jeans. It's just such an easy outfit.
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Melinda W. said...

i used to wear white shirts for orchestra when I was young, so I didn't really wear it when I was older (would remind me of our uniform) but now that I see all this inspiration from olivia, I want to dig out alllll of my old white shirts! haha

his little lady said...

She definitely has the best style! Love that burgundy look for the Fall season :)
xo TJ

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Mariam .M said...

loved all the looks :)


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June said...

What a wonderful post! these are great ideas! I love your posts Sam!!
xx
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Margaret Cruzemark said...

She has such a sense of style. I love watching her change outfits.
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Michelle LL said...

This gave me an idea on how to mix and match outfits with a white top.Thanks for sharing Sam. Olivia is truly one of my favourite fashion icons, her style is just sensational. xx