Wearing tones and shades of olive with black is another Fall favourite with my clients. There are many ways to wear the fashion neutrals in all sorts of wardrobe items. Solid olive pants, tops and toppers are popular, as are black and olive patterns. My green-eyed clients and friends are thoroughly enjoying wearing olive.
Here are some casual olive and black outfits that can be pulled together chop-chop. The first two are particularly simple and easy. Remember to keep the shade or tone of olive a little lighter if the combination becomes too dark for your liking.
1. Cosy with Stompy Boots
Combine a relaxed pair of black pants, joggers or jeans with a cosy and roomy olive pullover. Add black lug-soled boots and a black crossbody bag, and you’re done. Choose a black or olive coat if you need a third layer. Throw in a scarf in the same palette if that’s your cup of tea.
2. Hot Fall
When your Autumns are warm, wear black dresses with casual olive toppers. Or a black tube skirt with a black top, if you prefer separates. Here, a body-con black dress is combined with an olive utility jacket and finished off with black flats and hobo bag. Add a bit of bling and Bob’s your uncle.
3. Hard and Soft
Leather and faux leather bottoms are on-trend. These hard-edged ‘80s black high-waisted pleated pants are combined with a soft poet’s knitted top that’s tucked into the bottoms to showcase the fold-over waistband. The juxtaposition of hard and soft is compelling. Dressy black shoes complete the look.
4. The Addition of White
And last, my favourite version because I love the addition of white, and the checks are fun. Combine a pair of black jeans or pants with a black slogan tee. You don’t need to knot the waist. Simply wear it out, or semi-tucked. Throw over a black and olive checked shirt or topper, and finish off the look with white boots. The white writing in the slogan tee effectively picks up the white of the boots. Add jewellery, headgear, and watch as desired.