Olivia Palermo has the word on wearing flats 24/7

Olivia Palermo has the word on wearing flats 24/7

Staying grounded

Text: Andrea Sim

Heels? What heels? A style lesson from the master of flats from coffee runs to the red carpet

The '50s had Grace Kelly, '60s Audrey Hepburn, the late '00s Alexa Chung, and '10s, Olivia Palermo. Each personality consciously studied by the aspiring style savvy of their time in a bid to channel their icons. For Palermo, the secret to her uptown elegance meets downtown insouciance lies in her flats.

Google 'Olivia Palermo' and Who What Wear will tell you they've uncovered "six types of flats she keeps in her closet". Heck, they'll also tell you her look, eschewing heels, is "here to stay".

Curating eight pairs of flats for the season of spring/summer 2018 with Pretty Ballerinas, Palermo has thought out each pair to serve a specific purpose in her schedule. For instance: Mules, to head to a photoshoot. Lace-ups, to hit the gym. A sleek pointed toe, to impress during breakfast meets.

Below, Palermo has styled herself in all eight pairs — a how-to guide for dressing to the tune of all occassions. Watch, and learn:

The Olivia Palermo x Pretty Ballerinas capsule collection will be available in January 2018. The store is located at #02-47 The Paragon.