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Olivia Palermo Was Destined to Be a Style Star Since She Was 13

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Olivia Palermo is a connoisseur of many things. She’s a quick change artist, a fashion film buff and of course a hair tuck master. And for her new role with Piaget, she’s adding jewelry jedi to the list!

Olivia Palermo for Piaget Possession
Courtesy Piaget

Palermo teamed up with Piaget Possession to style herself in the campaign shoot (photographed by none other than her husband Johannes Huebl!) and told PeopleStyle why jewelry is so important to making a great outfit.

“With jewelry, especially any luxury piece, it’s an investment so find a piece that you can grow into so you can wear it at 20 or also wear when you’re 70,” she explains.

Olivia Palermo for Piaget Possession
Courtesy Piaget

But interestingly, jewelry isn’t the only thing that’s been an investment in her closet. “I have some jewelry from when I was a child. But as an adult, I have a great old Betsy Johnson double-breasted cape with gold buttons and I can still wear it,” she shares. “I got it when I was about 13 or 14. It was for a bat mitzvah I was going to and it’s been in my closet ever since and I still wear it from time to time.”

While we had her attention, we had to ask about her summer styling tips as we head into Memorial Day weekend. She says the number one sign that marks she’s ready for summer is when she updates her swimwear collection. “I think it’s nice to switch-up bathing suits every summer and try different ones.” And she really lives by that style motto — she told us the last thing she bought online was a suit from net-a-porter: “I was really excited, I was like, ‘Yay, I’m ready for summer.'”

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As for that other season we’re nearing (that would be wedding season!) she has some style advice for all those tired of their go-to LBDs — swap them for a “great long chiffon dress; it can be re-worked with different accessories and shoes.”

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And in case you’re still wondering if it’s ever kosher to wear white to a wedding as a guest, she sets the record straight: “It depends on the dress code because I’m sure some people might recommend white. But I always think out of politeness try for another color. Mint green is really nice, seafoam green is pretty, pastels are great; there are other colors out there to try.”

BRB. We’re stocking up on colorful chiffon dresses.

What do you think of her dress? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

— Colleen Kratofil