October 11, 2013 - Style, The Next Thing You Need, Trend Watch

The Next Thing You Need | Olive Green

Olive, army green, whatever you want to call it – it’s a color that’s definitely having a moment this fall.

I recently discovered just how much I love it paired up with black.

Olive Blouse Leggings Full [Blouse:  c/o Wallis/Leggings:  SPANX/Heels:  Sole Society/Clutch:  Roberto Cavalli (Similar)/Necklace:  c/o Kendra Scott/Bracelet:  c/o Your Bijoux Box/Earrings:  c/o Silver Speck/Watch:  Michael Kors]

If you haven’t jumped on board the olive train yet, now’s the perfect time.  There are plenty of affordable pieces to update your wardrobe in stores now.  Here are six of my faves.

Olive Wardrobe Pieces

1.  Cargo Skinnies

The studded details and cargo pockets on these skinny pants make them extra special.  Wear them cuffed with ankle boots or tucked into your favorite riding boot.

[Studded Skinny Cargo Pants]

2.  Open Weave Sweater

Your black leggings just found their perfect mate!  This metallic open weave sweater adds a pretty sheen of army green.

[Army Green Metallic Sweater]

3.  Camp Dress

This camp dress would look great belted and paired with black ankle boots.

[Olive Camp Dress]

4.  Camo Blouse

A pretty, feminine camo blouse adds flair to basic black jeans and pencil skirts.

[Khaki Camo Shirt]

5.  Military Jacket

Every girl needs a military jacket in her collection.  It’s fall’s perfect finishing layer.  Pair it with black and white stripes.

[Army Jacket]

6.  Military Vest

Already have a military jacket?  Then consider adding a vest.

[Military Vest]

It’s Your Turn:  What olive pieces do you want to add to your fall wardrobe?  Tell me in the comments.

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  • I’m totally into olive green! It’s such a wonderful neutral! Those pants speak to me :). Happy Friday!

  • I bought a pair of olive green skinnies from Old Navy recently! I love them, but needed some help styling them. Thanks for the ideas! I think I also may try navy blue and then a floral print blouse with a denim jacket over it. Happy weekend! Susan

  • LOVING all of your olive picks. That metallic sweater is gorgeous.

  • Love that color. I snagged an olive green dress from H&M and I can’t wait for it to stop raining so I can wear it!

  • I love my olive vest and pants they go with everything! You picked some great olive items and I love your shirt!

  • I have been on the hunt for a pair of olive skinnies. Just haven’t found the perfect pair yet.

  • Love olive I have 2 jackets and 1 vest in that color. BTW you look amazing in those leggings I need to go try them on.

  • I have one of two pieces of olive green in my closet, I should definitely wear them more often! I love that metallic green jumper. So cute.

  • Love olive. I’m looking for a pair of skinny cords in that color. I may have to add that sweater to my list!

  • Beautiful outfit! I love the gold pendant necklace, and the shoes, even though I could never wear them because I could never walk in them. I just bought myself an olive green jacket too!

  • I’m currently into olive too since Fall arrived……& your picks are getting me more excited to be wearing it all season long!!!


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  • Loving that vest!!! My friend bought a camo one like it and its so cute in person! I’ll have to find one like that since they are sold out of my size online 🙁

  • I already have a pair of olive cargo skinnies, but I’m on the hunt for the perfect vest!

  • Mo

    That’s my favorite color! Yay!! I just need a vest. 🙂

  • I have been obsessed with all things olive lately! I love that blouse you have on!

  • I need that sweater!!!!

  • totally agree — i bought an olive military jacket at the beginning of the season and i haven’t taken it off since!


  • Where are you finding all this stylish camo? I’m stuck in it all day, and yet you make me want to buy more! BTW, I bought that gorgeous pink camo scarf you featured a while back, and I’m seriously thinking I need that khaki camo shirt in my life – and now that I have an {almost complete} closet, I can store them in style 🙂

  • Very, very nice. I need to add something olive to my wardrobe.

  • Olive green is a great color for fall! I have an olive green jacket but would love to add an olive green sweater to my closet. Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Olive plus white and black is one of my favourite combinations!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • What a great colour, must get some olive green.

  • Coudn’t agree more ( I think I told you already but you look INCREDIBLE in this color) Love is on the scene…
    I just commissioned a special collab with one of my fav etsy jewelry designers and she is made an army green beaded necklace as a special for readers..I can’t wait to share it…and now I KNOW it is on trend after seeing all your fabulous picks here!

    Hope you have a beautiful weekend lady!!

  • I absolutely love the green and all the military inspired stuff! I actually ordered that military jacket from Nordstrom a few weeks ago, and I can’t wait for the weather to cool down so I can actually wear it!!

  • I love military green with black 🙂 but for some reason I only wear it when it’s winter and snowing!

  • Olive green is such a great neutral. It will go really well for replacing black.

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  • Oh Alison! I want ALL of the above! The cargo skinnies are the nicest I’ve seen! I know I would get loads of wear out of the blouse & dress too! Its such a great colour that has been overlooked for too long! I love feminine pieces in such a masculine colour! Ax


  • Agreed. I love olive green. Immensely. I have a super soft spot in my heart lately for military jackets in the color – so casual chic.
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