Styled by OP: Trying on the Summer Blazer

The ideal summer topper for day or night? A piece with menswear roots and a hint of shine.

Double-Breasted Jacket
Olivia Palermo Collection

Double-Breasted Jacket

$298
Flounce Hem Dress
Olivia Palermo Collection

Flounce Hem Dress

$263
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Summer is officially in full swing, and although Olivia usually is traveling during this time, she's been taking this pause to appreciate the little details of her neighborhood. "On walks with Mr. Butler, it's inspiring to see the safely spaced groups in Brooklyn Bridge Park or to hear warm-weather delights like the sounds of the ice cream truck nearby," she says. And with the season kicking off beautifully, it's also been an excellent opportunity to layer some summer favorites with polished essentials. "My new styling obsession? Topping off a look with a lightweight jacket that works for daytime Zoom calls into early evening summer strolls," notes Olivia.

The blazer, a double-breasted, glen-plaid style, is the ideal foil for an eyelet dress, allowing for comfortable yet polished dressing when the AC's blasting inside. "This piece is a perfect example of my collection's aesthetic, which mixes menswear-inspired proportions with feminine details. The brooch-like buttons on the blazer are also a  favorite element, and I boosted the sparkle effect further with my go-to Giannico mules."

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