how to wear olive

outfit details: similar sweater // olive skirt // handbag // grey fedora // booties

Olive is a favorite shade for Fall and Winter months.  At this point you could consider it another neutral!  However, how do you style it?  What other colors does it pair well with?  Personally I love pairing it back to black and grey.  It freshens up an otherwise monochromatic palette and adds just the right amount of color for an overall effortless, chic look.  I found a lovely satin skirt that offers a feminine touch to a typically masculine shade.  The only downside to satin is that it can wrinkle very easily.  I had just steamed this and already there were creases showing!  Wrinkles drive me crazy, but I digress.  The skirt is still fabulous (just avoid wearing on planes and long car trips) and I’ve styled it with a boatneck tiered sleeve sweater from Express.  Unfortunately it is sold out online, but I’ve found an extremely similar one from Madewell that will give you the same look.  Tiered sleeves are a great detail that adds extra value to your usual basic tops.

I also want to take a moment to appreciate two of my favorite accessories: one is the Palermo Bag from Sole Society that I received as a gift for Christmas and the other is a grey fedora with a fur pom pom that I bought a few years ago.  You can view my first blog post (ever!) featuring this hat here.  While the handbag is more of a taupe vs. the hat that is a true grey, you can still wear them together because the warm tones from my olive skirt helps balance them.  Plus, they’re on opposite ends of your body usually so not many people will notice.  The Palermo bag has be wonderful so far!  Plenty of room and I love the circular shape.  I have my eyes on this bag in camel and waiting to see if they will come out with a miniature version for Spring.  As for the hat I have definitely made use of it the last two Winters and still love it.  At one point someone called it my “Carmen Sandiego” hat haha!  I think of it every single time I put it on my head.  She was a very stylish cartoon, so I take it as a complement.

Hope you’re all having a great week.  More to come on additional ways to style this color and how to transition it from Fall/Winter to Spring!

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