How to Wear Black (and Not Look Boring) Like Olivia Palermo


Olivia Palermo (FameFlynet, Getty)From her mixing and matching skills to her accessory wizardry, Olivia Palermo has more than a few style tricks up her sleeve. And now there's a new one to add to the list: How to wear black and not look boring.

Sure, black is classic and you'll never regret an LBD, but Olivia manages to make the stark color a little zany and totally unforgettable. How? She sticks to three rules:

1. Add a pop of color via a purse, heels or statement jewelry.
2. Mix textures like fur and leather, chiffon and lace or sequins and wool.
3. Load up on accessories, and we're not talking delicate pendant necklaces—think big, think bold.

Watch and learn from a handful of the fashion maven's best almost-all-black looks:

Socialite Olivia Palermo and her boyfriend Johannes Huebl out with friends in New York City, New York on October 14, 2013.Olivia Palermo attends Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum Launch party at the IAC Headquarters on December 7, 2011 in New York City.Olivia Palermo attends the Cinema Society & Piaget screening of "W.E." at The Museum of Modern Art on December 4, 2011 in New York City.Olivia Palermo attends the Christian Dior Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2012 show during Paris Fashion Week at Musee Rodin on September 30, 2011 in Paris, France.TV personality Olivia Palermo attends The Cinema Society & Everlon Diamond Knot Collection&squot;s screening of "Welcome To The Rileys" on October 18, 2010 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City.Olivia Palermo attends the Pringle of Scotland show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 at Phillips de Pury & Company on February 20, 2012 in London, England.Olivia Palermo and boyfriend Johannes Huebl are seen taking a walk together in Brooklyn.Olivia Palermo attends the Burberry Prorsum show at London Fashion Week SS14 at Kensington Gardens on September 16, 2013 in London, England.
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