I’m including these Yves Saint Laurent pants, even though they’re the ONLY pair available, to remind you that a garment with a range of shades of green could work really beautifully with your olive neutrals.
This is a case in which the scarf really plays a key role. And this scarf is a stylized map – it’s a really good thing it’s not my colors.
And I have to point out the earrings from Louise et Cie; this is a company that has made shoes for a few years, and just now ventured into jewelry (at least in the US). Some of their jewelry is really cool, and not at all expensive. I’m making a note of this company for when my shopping moratorium ends!
Are there any of you who can’t wear this color near your face? It seems to me that it might be pretty widely flattering.
This is another pair of earrings from Louise et Cie… I’m really quite smitten.
And when you’re stumped for a scarf, don’t forget to check museum gift shops. They aren’t as led by trendy colors as stores might be…
All of these tops were described as cobalt, although you can clearly see that they don’t exactly look like the same color! That’s something you have to bear in mind when you’re searching online for something – use a LOT of creativity in describing what you want. Using a thesaurus wouldn’t be silly!
The next time they change words in the English language, please make sure that I get the memo! I always thought that something WITHOUT sleeves was a vest, and that a similar garment WITH sleeves was a jacket. But if you search for jacket these days, you’ll get a whole bunch of vests that they call sleeveless jackets… Next thing you know, they’ll be referring to shorts as legless pants!
Yet another instance in which you can easily wear a “difficult” color, when you move it away from your face.
These are great shoes – if I wore gold (rather than silver), I’d grab these NOW, in anticipation of the winter holidays. I’m particularly happy with the very reasonably low heel!
Here’s where the going got tough:
This isn’t the worst cardigan possible to wear over your shoulders; the bracelet is decidedly green, and the hammered gold earrings and gold shoes keep it all coherent. But if there were ever a combination that I would have avoided, this is it! But the “random draw” for colors and items required a purple dress, so this is how it turns out.
Red and olive is a classic combination. One of the fun things here was the range of reds available!
Yep, the same scarf as yesterday. Why not?
This is a perfect color combination for autumn!
I love this, and I never wear these colors!
I’m not going to get back to these “bright accent posts” until after my vacation, but I do want to know if you’re interested in a couple more. Maybe with camel? Teal? Plum?