Olivia Culpo’s Styling Hack Is a Genius New Way to Wear Summer’s Hottest Top
Out of all the stylish Olivias out there (Palermo, Wilde, Munn — and Pope!), Olivia Culpo has really come into her own as a style star since she won Miss Universe in 2012. She shares her outfits and daily happenings with her 1.3 million followers in IG almost on the daily, so it’s pretty easy to see how she can start a trend singlehandedly.
Take, for example, her recent remix of an off-the-shoulder shirt. It’s likely that many people will follow suit here with this simple reshaping of something that’s already hanging in their closet — that peasant blouse from seasons ago. Here’s how to do it: Make sure the shirt has a deep plunge or buttons in the front that you can manipulate down over your shoulders, or try a shirt with elastic around the collar. Either way, it might take some experimenting, but you can thank Olivia for this genius idea of getting extra mileage out of something you already have. Here are a few to choose from if you’re still searching.
1. H&M Crinkle Blouse ($35): This deep jewel tone will transition nicely from spring into fall, and looks just as good with cutoff shorts as it does with your favorite flares.
2. Free People Easy Girl Bell Sleeve Top ($88): Keeping with that ‘70s vibe of the past few seasons, this bell sleeve shirt is a bright and sunny option.
3. Wayf Townsend Peasant Top ($59): If uber-feminine is more your style, try a pretty printed one like this top, which pairs nicely with both denim skirts and tailored pants.
4. Mantos Eternity Blouse ($79): Even that global chic peasant gauze top will work! Shimmy it down to the preferred shoulder length and secure it in place with the laces.
5. Free People Hendrix Top ($108): This one is ideal for those who are starting to experiment with this trend — it’s got a deep enough v that you can fiddle with, and a cord in addition to the elastic so that you can secure it exactly as you want it to be.
6. Piper Embroidered Boho Top ($150): This top’s pretty turquoise color can be worn with white jeans until the weather turns, or with military green khakis going into fall.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)