Sure, she's a fashion rule-breaker  and a bona fide style setter , but Olivia Palermo's latest is actually so simple that you might just wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?" That's because when Miss Palermo hit the red carpet for an NYC premiere last night, it looked like she might just have been wearing a belted maxi skirt . . . as a dress! Pretty smart trick, no?
The look is polished and cool and looks just like a strapless dress, while giving you another way to use a piece you might already have in your closet.
Here's how it works best:
- Choose a maxi skirt with an elastic waist so you can position it at your chest.
- If you have a slit in your skirt or a sheer hemline, use safety pins to close the split, or add a slip underneath.
- Find a belt that complements the fabric, and use it to cinch the waist and prevent the skirt from swallowing your frame.
Now scroll to shop our favorites and get a closer look at Olivia's trendsetting look.
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Need Supply Co. Navy Maxi Skirt
Need Supply Co. Melrose Skirt  ($115)
Dorothy Perkins Light Blue Maxi Skirt
Dorothy Perkins Jolie Moi Light Blue Pleated Maxi Skirt  ($57)
Tory Burch Printed Maxi Skirt
Tory Burch Gabby Silk-Crepe Printed Maxi Skirt  ($586)
Calson Striped Convertible Maxi Skirt
Caslon Convertible Maxi Skirt  ($48)
Bailey 44 Striped Maxi Skirt
Bailey 44 Stella Striped Maxi Skirt  ($124)
Topshop Pleated Maxi Skirt
Topshop Pleated Maxi Skirt  ($60)
Michael Kors Polka Dot Maxi Skirt
Michael Michael Kors Pleated Slit Maxi Skirt  ($130)
Sea Leopard Printed Maxi Skirt
Sea Long Leo Skirt  ($295)
Parker Ikat-Print Maxi Skirt
Parker "Topanga Combo" Maxi Skirt  ($352)
DKNY Pull-On Maxi Skirt
DKNY Pull-On Maxi Skirt  ($204, originally $255)