I have developed a mild obsession with olive this summer, especially with how it looks with various shades of blue. I find this a bit surprising , considering olive is not my best color, so I try to find slight greyed versions whenever possible.
Yesterday's (Wednesday) outfit was inspired by Angie's ensemble from last summer on wearing olive and cobalt together. I had a long day in a cold part of the lab doing experiments, so I dressed for warmth and comfort. I combined a new Express olive sweater open in the back with black chiffon underlay with old Rag&Bone cobalt jeans with tuxedo stripe and even older pointy cobalt (fake) pony hair flats by DV by Dolce Vita. The jeans are full length but I rolled them under for more current cropped look. The outfit was finished by graphic black&white silk neckerchief, silver RM satchel and silver/rose gold MK watch.
Today's outfit is a little dressier since I need to give a talk at the lab meeting later in the afternoon. It was built around H&M striped ribbed top that has stripes in olive and navy with navy Express sailor pants and classic navy bandana. It was completed with ancient light brown cork wedge BC Footwear sandals and white MK watch.
I have two questions about items from today's outfit:
1. I have been noticing slim ribbed striped tops again in stores again after maybe 20 years - I loved them and wore t to death in high school. They tend to be very body-con though, so in this particular H&M one I sized up for slightly more relaxed fit. What kind of bottoms do you think they work the best with? I can imagine full skirts but that is about it.
2. Pant length - these navy pants are very long and require me to wear my 4" wedges. While I love the leg-elongating effect of the length, I wonder about the practicality as I can not handle such high heels regularly and only have two pairs anyway. Would you keep the luxurious length and only wear the pants on more special occasions or hem them to more practical but less dramatic 2" shorter length that would allow them to be worn much more often?

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