11 Lessons Olivia Palermo's NYFW Outfits Can Teach Us About Cold-Weather Dressing, Because She Actually Looks Warm

Olivia Palermo is always one of NYFW's most stylish attendees, and among the few FROW-ers who don't look like they've sacrificed warmth for fashion. (Nor should they — it is cold in February, after all.) Palermo is basically the definition of chic, so if she can keep that up when it's a tundra outside, the least I can do is take notes. Here are 11 lessons to be learned from Olivia Palermo's NYFW outfits.

Faux Fur Accessories Are Your Friend

Even though Palermo’s fur stole may very well be the real deal, even well-done faux fur packs a stylish and warm punch in the cold winter months (and there’s no guilt.)

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Drape Your Coat Over Your Shoulders

A coat draped over your shoulders is a quick and easy way to emit a chic vibe (especially when the topper’s as stylish as Palermo’s.)

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Don't Avoid Bold, Bright Patterns

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut of black and gray (50 shades of it, to be exact) when the weather’s dreary, but Palermo’s got the right idea by pulling out an energetic print to brighten up the cold.

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Belt It — But Not The Usual Way

Playing with the way you secure your belt, whether it’s in an intricate knot or simply tucked under, is a way to instantly add to the cool factor of an outfit.

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Chunky Turtleneck + Graphic Coat = Instant Cozy Cool

Who says graphic, geometric prints have to stay confined to summer? Pair with a chunky knit turtleneck for a wintry take.

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Cape Coats Make an Outfit Instantly Chic

A cape coat is a feminine, stylish, and undeniably perfect addition to any wardrobe. (BTW, I’m thrilled that Emma Watson will be playing Belle, but doesn’t Palermo look like she could totally pull off the lead role in a modern-day version of Beauty and the Beast?)

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Bomber Jackets Are Your Wardrobe’s Most Versatile Piece

A bomber jacket is one of the best wardrobe investments you can make, even if it isn’t (faux?) fur like Palermo’s. You’ll wear it with everything this winter — promise.

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Layer Unexpected Shirts and Sweaters

Palermo is effortlessly stylish, and part of that is because she throws the traditional rules out the window. A deep v-neck sweater over a boat neck blouse? A definite do, after seeing her pull it off.

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A Big Coat Can Make An Outfit

Minimalist as the ensemble is, Palermo’s big fur coat makes this outfit, regardless of what’s underneath it.

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Go Girly

Don’t let the flowers fool you: feminine prints and silhouettes aren’t just for spring.

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That “No White After Labor Day” Rule Is Overrated

Sure, we already knew that the “no white after labor day” rule was outdated, but this look hammers the point home. Plus, the hair tucked into the turtleneck? So cool.

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