January 21, 2015
Today, I’ve found some olive items – not the easiest of projects! But as elusive as olive is, it’s well worth the effort because nothing looks quite as subtle, warm yet relaxed as olive. I put together six outfits – three for warmer weather, and three for cooler temperatures. From there, a few accessories are all that’s needed…
Excellent! Olive is my favourite neutral, although I probably have more grey and brown as they are easier to find. Luckily it blends well with other neutrals, as well as various bright shades, as you have shown. I'm going to seek out some quality olive basics to expand my options!
Pam @ over50feeling40 says
Olive is also my favorite neutral…it just pops my hazel eyes into green. Now I want a shirt dress in olive!
Another vote for *YAY OLIVE!!*. I like it with red or burnt orange, myself.
Wow! No idea how you do this, day after day, but these olive garments are incredible. Thanks so much for these, and for all, daily inspirations.
Love olive! IMHO, it's the most exotic of the neutrals. Along with white linen. Hmmm, perhaps too many adventure movies?
Although not a favourite colour of mine, that olive skirt is truly beautiful.
Julie Bower says
These are lovely collections for someone with colouring that glows against the olive. The simple shirtdress is wonderful. You are an amazing curator.
Thank you for all the great ideas of accessories to use with the olive in my closet . This collection makes my heart sing!
Thank you Janice, for including this wonderful neutral with all the lovely variations. I too, love it with oranges and reds (warm) and gold jewelry. After giving up black, gray, and navy, this color, along with brown, finally makes me feel "at home" with my clothes. (It's about time, as I am in my 70s and have only been wearing it for a few years.) Kirsten
Two homeruns for me today, love the olive!
I am just so excited to see how you take a few basic garments in a given color hue, and then change the looks with varied accessory clusters Brilliant ! Super for travel minimizing ! Thank you !!
Kathy Niederkorn says
Wahoo for Olive. I get compliments every time I wear it, and now I will have new ideas to mix it up a bit. Thanks for all your hard work.
Coco Colmani says
I love that skirt too! You've done a wonderful job here of finding lovely clothes in this pretty, soft colour. If only it were easier to find in the shops. It can really make a green-eyed girl's eyes glow. And you also show how it can make other colours like the orange and turquoise sing!
Thank you so much for this set.
Your posts almost always feature dark/ cool colors and I was on the verge of asking you if warm colors were only suited for rural country life.
As a woman with auburn-ish hair and warm skin, I'd like to say thanks again.
Kay dancingbrushpainting.blogspot.com says
All us autumn redheads out here appreciate this post! One of my favorites. I love olive green and could only find one piece in stores this year. Now I have more options. Thanks!
becky johns says
what is the name of the scarf?
becky johns says
(the Hermes scarf)
Janice Riggs says
It's called Ors Bleus d'Afrique. It's not longer current at Hermes, but their scarves are always abundant on ebay and other secondary markets.