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Steal the look: Olivia Palermo's black ensemble

Bobby Schuessler is a beauty writer for SheKnows and is one of the resident experts on hair care and celebrity hairstyles. Bobby is currently a New York City style editor and writer. For inside fashion and beauty trends, follow him on Tw...

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Former The City star, socialite and style maven Olivia Palermo is a paparazzi favorite — continually snapped for her street-style chic and on-trend ensembles. Want to steal her look? Join us as we shop out this gorgeous, all-black number.
Olivia Palmero

Why we love it

There's nothing more chic (and more slimming) than an all-black ensemble. Olivia looks like a true lady with this dramatic LBD, jacket and classic pumps. This is one look that will never go out of style!

How to style

The best part about this look? It totally performs double duty. If you want to make your favorite LBD work-appropriate, add layers to it like Olivia did here. Meaning: Throw on a little jacket for the office, and add a sleek belt. Heading for drinks with the girls after a long day? Simply remove the jacket and belt, and you're ready for a night out!

What to remember

Showing a little skin is a must. If you're going for the all-black look, try showing a little skin to break up the monochromatic color. You can either wear a skirt to show some leg like Olivia did, or wear something sleeveless to show your arms. If you are in complete black from head to toe, you'll start looking like a scary witch!

Steal Olivia Palmero's look

Akiko Black Belted Silk Surplus Dress $100, Topshop Crepe Notch Neck Jacket $110, Nine West Regola Pumps $79, MICHAEL Michael Kors Sloan Bag $228, Pink Mascara Suede Cord Cuff $24

Photo credit: WENN.com

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