I pinned this runway look from Ralph Lauren’s 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection because the colour combination is inspiring. Olive paired with a shade of white looks fresh, but it’s the addition of the orange that kicks the whole lot up a notch. Modern and Sporty. Choose burnt orange or rust for a toned down version if bright orange is not your thing.
Think of any way to combine these three colours. Olive comes in different shades — sour, muted and dark — so take your pick. It ALL works with orange and white. I’ll start the ball rolling with three renditions. All four pairs of shoes are interchangeable with each of the outfits.
Olive Topper, White Bottoms & Orange Bag
This version approximates the runway look. Combine white trousers, jeans or a skirt with a white layering top and an olive topper. Use a cardigan or vest if a jacket is not your thing. Finish off the look with orange footwear or bag. Use white or metallic footwear if you prefer a neutral foot. I chose a self-colour white sandal with a high vamp to create a longer leg line with the white ankle pants.
Olive Dress, Orange Shoes & White Bag
Combine an olive dress with white bag and orange footwear. Or choose white shoes and orange bag. A white topper works well over an olive dress, as does an orange scarf or necklace and metallic footwear.
Olive Bottoms, White Top & Orange Accents
Combine a pair of olive jeans, pants or a skirt with a white top and orange scarf. Finish off the look with metallic footwear and bag. A tonal white topper works well with this rendition. Or change things up with an orange topper and white shoes. Add jewellery, eyewear and watch as desired.
You could also combine a pair of blue jeans with a white top, olive topper, and orange scarf and/or bag. Finish off that look with metallic, white or orange shoes. Get those creative juices flowing.