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From Day to Night: Olivia Palermo's Shorts Do Double-Duty

From Day to Night: Olivia Palermo's Shorts Do Double-Duty
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Our favorite street style savant strikes again!

Yesterday, Olivia Palermo worked through her jam-packed schedule as she shuttled from one appointment to the next. Busy, yes, but frazzled she was not. The star kept it chic in a windowpane peplum top and high-waisted shorts, both by Zara, smartly breaking up the single print with contrasting colors. Black-and-white shades, a colorblock carryall, gold jewelry, and floral-embroidered loafer slippers rounded out her look.

But that's not the last we saw of the shorts—leave it to Palermo to piece together an entirely new look with the same bottoms. Her look went from day to night with a quick wardrobe change; she seamlessly swapped out her daytime top for a tucked-in striped-sequin Tibi cami and polka-dot button-front shirt (that she left open), her tote for a scrawled pearlescent Nathalie Trad box clutch, and her flats for sexy forest green Aquazzura lace-up heels.

The result? A stunning night-out ensemble and a lesson learned in mixed prints. She took print mixology to a whole new level with three distinct patterns, finding commonality in their black-and-white color palette to avoid a discordant, irrevocable clash.

What's more, her stylish day-to-night tactic is easy to dupe: Gravitate toward tailored pieces and stick with the same color scheme. To get you started, pick up her versatile shorts, which are up for grabs for $60 at, along with the checked peplum top for $70 at

Craving more Olivia Palermo style inspo? See her best looks, on and off the red carpet.

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