… olive green.
I have no idea how I got on an olive kick, but it has proven itself to be my current favorite neutral. It adds a sophisticated note to neutral mixes, but also pairs beautifully with virtually all colors from pale pastels to saturated brights.
Since I’ve searched for a few olive pieces on eBay, I’ve discovered that “olive” is a range. I prefer the greener versions of the color to the muddier, darker tones. I’ve also searched for this shade successfully using “army green,” “fatigue,” and even “dusty green.” It’s a color of many names, it seems. Here are a few olive pieces that have tickled my fancy in recent weeks:
Gabriella Rocha Zana Top – $12.50
Since olive works well with all neutrals, navy, magenta, burgundy, and loads of other colors, having a few simple olive pieces to work into layered outfits can be beneficial. This simple long-sleeved tee will layer beautifully with blazers and jackets as well as cardigans and scarves.
This style of garment is, quite possibly, the root of my olive obsession. I’ve worn mine to bits and recommended a version of the military jacket in olive to every single style consult client I’ve worked with for the past year and a half. Long, short, fitted, loose, there’s an army jacket for just about every woman out there somewhere. Often in the thrift shops!
Such a great alternative to blue skinnies, these mid-rise jeans will work for the remainder of winter and well into spring. Pair them with jewel tones, neutrals, animal prints, red, or just about any color or pattern you’ve got in your closet.
Tsubo Dufay – $66.99
My favorite pump in my current favorite color! These shoes also get loads of recommendations to clients looking for a basic, comfortable, classic pump, and this color may seem like an odd choice but is incredibly versatile if you’re looking for a dusty, non-black neutral.
Theory Diona Top – $85
Olive is often used in hard-edged, military-influenced pieces, but this lovely, draped top proves that it can be elegant and soft, too. A great choice for simple spring and summer ensembles.
My olive green Mid-City Tote gets loads of use, so I can say with confidence that olive bags are versatile and chic. This traditional satchel is wonderfully on-trend, too, and almost as roomy as a briefcase.
Are you a fan of olive? How do you wear this classic neutral?
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