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Olivia Palermo loves ‘relaxed’ London style

Olivia Palermo always packs lots of extra accessories when she travels, as it allows her to rework any outfit while on the go.

Olivia Palermo feels like she can relax her style and let her hair down when she visits London.

The American model and socialite came to prominence in 2009, when she was cast in reality TV series The City. She’s since gone on to make a name for herself in the fashion industry, fronting campaigns for Mango and working as a consultant for brands including Stuart Weitzman and Aquazzura.

Her work means she has to travel a lot, but Olivia loves to explore different cities and spot new trends.

In particular, she’s a big fan of London’s fashion scene, and will often head to Portobello Market to pick up vintage and unusual pieces when she’s in town. Topshop, Reiss and Whistles are also regular haunts, with the 30-year-old noticing that Londoners tend to dress differently to those in her native New York.

“New York is a little more polished, London’s a little cooler and more relaxed,” she told Britain’s Red magazine. “Like, I mess my hair up while I’m there. I love London style, I really do.”

With so much travel, Olivia has to keep her main wardrobe at home organised as much as possible. The star, who is married to German model Johannes Huebl, likes to spend time arranging her favourite pieces, so she knows exactly where everything is.

And she’s also mastered the art of packing, putting versatile trouser and shirt combinations at the top of her list. But there are a couple of items the brunette beauty counts as her essentials.

“I’m often in hotel rooms and they can smell a bit hotel-room-ish, so I pack some Jo Malone or Diptique candles. I really like orange-blossom scents,” she shared. “I bring lots of accessories because it’s an easy way to rework what you have. And if worse comes to worst, there’s a Zara everywhere.

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