For many years I have looked to two people regularly for sartorial inspiration; Olivia Palermo and Iris Apfel. In the course of writing this post I started to think more about what I find so inspiriting and appealing about the way these two women dress. You may think the two of them couldn’t be more different, for starters they are separated in age by 65 years. However, when I took a step back, I realised their approach to dressing is actually very similar and in-keeping with my own sense of style.
- Accessorise (have you ever seen either of them without a statement ring, earring, necklace or bag?)
- Wear colour (and lots of it usually)
- Mix patterns
- Lead the pack, rather than follow it
Their dress sense may not be to everyone’s taste, but there is no denying they always exude an air of confidence and as a result, they always look amazing.
When I hear Olivia Palermo say things like “I always like to play a lot with colour. Colour is great.” I know we’re kindred spirits and as for Iris Apfel, well I’ll leave you with these wise words…