If you haven’t heard of Olivia Culpo, then boy (girl?) are you missing out on some SERIOUS style. Here’s the lo-down: She won Miss Universe in 2012, she’s Nick Jonas’ girlfriend (and was the girl featured in his music video for “Jealous”), and she’s a professional cellist. No joke. As if all of that weren’t enough, her personal style is completely out of bounds, and I mean that in the best possible way.
So, now that you’ve been briefly introduced, there’s something else you should know: Once you’ve finished this post, she’s going to be your go-to style inspiration for the rest of your life. I know, I know, that’s a huge commitment to make, but you’re going to make it nonetheless, and I thought you ought to be prepared. Are you ready? Here are nine of her best looks that will convince you that she should be your go-to style inspiration:
1. Radio Disney Music Awards, 2015
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I die for a strong shoulder any day of the week, but the color and quilted fabric on this dress are simply outstanding. This really is the only right way to wear a mini dress, IMHO.
2. JustFab Apparel Launch Event, 2015
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Let’s all just take a moment of silence for those shoes, okay? Cool, now that that’s over with, I think it’s safe to say that this is pretty much the outfit that we all wish we could pull off half as well as Olivia is.
3. Grammy Awards, 2015
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If the Met Gala was any indication, it’s not every day that you see someone successfully make a case for simple red carpet outfits, and Olivia’s black strapless gown, ponytail, and minimal makeup do just that.
4. John Frieda Hair Care Beach Blonde Collection Launch Party, 2015
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Okay, but literally, all of the yes. Those shoes are stunning, I’m a sucker for a full skirt (and they’re universally flattering, BTW), and the red lipstick is the perfect complement to an otherwise neutral outfit.
Click to the next page for capes, ugly Christmas sweaters, and even a little bit of slime!
5. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, 2013
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Aah, capes. I can’t say enough good things about capes. Everything about this outfit looks so simultaneously well-thought-out and just-thrown-on, and that’s an impressive thing to accomplish.
6. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, 2013—Part II
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I’m pretty sure that the gold detail is actually on the waistband of the pants, so excuse me while I bow down to the pants.
7. J. Chillin’, 2015
For those of you who don’t understand my lingo, “j. chillin'” means “hanging out in a pleasant fashion.” I would wear this outfit all day every day if I could—it’s just so effortlessly chic.
8. When She Was Ugly Christmas Sweater #Goals, 2013
If you don’t love ugly Christmas sweater parties, then you’re doing it wrong and I don’t think we can be friends anymore.
9. With her best accessory: A slimy Nick Jonas as the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards
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Is anyone else super jealous that she was this close to touching ACTUAL SLIME?! I’ve always wanted to get slimed! At my wedding, instead of kissing my husband at the end of the ceremony, we’re going to seal our vows by getting slimed.