I’ve road-tested a number of outfits from my olive capsule and thoroughly enjoyed wearing them in the early Fall weather. The layers and lightweight tops worked perfectly in the mild, crisp and sunny weather. I’ve represented four of the outfits in the ensemble below, and shown the exact pieces from my wardrobe in this collection.
None of the outfits were a simple dark olive combined with black because that would feel too dark and heavy for my sartorial preferences. The looks were softened with cream, tomato red, patterns or turquoise – hence I’ve called the vibe “Olive & Black Lite”.
Olive Avant-Garde Dress
I combined my new olive dress from COS with cream booties, a pile of pearls to match the booties and my hair, and a turquoise satchel. The cream and blue add crispness to the very voluminous olive dress.
Olive, Black, Denim and Cream
I combined blue cropped straight leg jeans with my new olive pullover from COS, pearls, grey boots, a black moto, and small olive crossbody. The patterned guitar strap lightens the palette. I added the cream and gold scarf to lighten it further. The floral oxfords work well with this outfit too.
The guitar strap makes quite the statement and pattern mixes well with most of my wardrobe because my patterns are classic, (polka dots, stripes, checks, florals and animal print). I ended up taking the scarf off before I left the house that night thinking I’d be too warm. I wish I’d taken it with me because it was a chilly evening.
Olive, Black and Tomato Red
I semi-tucked a short-sleeved black cashmere pullover with new slim-fit dark olive boyfriend jeans and skinny gold belt. The jeans are FULL length for a change. I finished off the look with tomato red loafers and small red, chain-handle crossbody bag to liven things up. I had a dark blue denim and black jacket as a topper, but didn’t need it.
Olive, Dots, Stripes and a Guitar Strap
I combined dressier olive utility pants with a black and cream polka dot blouse, earthy black floral oxfords, and small olive crossbody bag with guitar strap. The back of the blouse is a bold black and cream stripe, so this outfit had four patterns, which to my eye created a harmonious whole. The patterns lightened up the darkness of the palette. Gold watch, pearl wedding ring, pearl bracelet and new brown specs were worn with every outfit.