I love the color olive and, giving my coloring, it is a color that likes me back. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case with everyone. Thankfully, olive is a great bottom color and it is also a fantastic color for accessories. It is also a color that plays beautifully with all colors of the rainbow. No matter what type of coloring you have, whether olive makes you look good or like you are sick with jaundice, you can totally get on board with olive this fall when you use it to accessorize. Looking to branch out from brown, black and cognac accessories shades? Here are some tips on how to accessorize with olive this fall.
How to Accessorize with Olive This Fall
When most people think of wearing olive, they figure they will have to wear warm, autumnal colors. However, this isn’t true. Olive adds beautiful richness to softer shades, like I am showing here with this blush pink dress from Reiss that has been styled with a pair of Sam Edleman pumps. The outfit is finished with a navy blazer from J. Crew, a navy bag from Coach, rose gold earrings from Alexis Bittar and olive ombre scarf from Nordstrom. Of course, if olive isn’t a great face color you can just ditch the scarf or trade it out for a scarf in a more flattering shade.
With all the burgundy that will be in the stores this fall you definitely need styling options to get the most out of it. What I like about burgundy and olive, aside from how rich it looks together, is that you can wear shades of green and red without looking like you are the biggest Christmas freak on the planet. Here, these olive Ann Taylor flats look beautiful with this pair of skinny pants from Rebecca Taylor. I topped off the look with this georgette blouse from Theory and finished the outfit with a layered necklace from Bauble Bar, blush bag from Elliott Lucca and, for a final touch of olive, this beautiful horn bangle from Faire Collection.
Of course, anyone who looks good in autumnal colors will have an easy time incorporating olive into their wardrobes this fall. This pair of olive suede booties from Sole Society and crossbody bag from Lucky Brand work well with this burnt orange sweater from J. Crew, gold fringed suede jacket from Zara and skinny jeans. To bring more warmth into the look, I added this printed scarf from Echo Design and stud earrings from Tory Burch.
I also love grey and soft blue with olive. Here, I used these Corso Como heels that have been styled with a grey tweed skirt from J. Crew and bow blouse from Tory Burch. The look is finished with a pair Ann Klein drop earrings and a light blue bag from MICHAEL Michael Kors.
Lastly, olive and camel. I love this pairing. In this outfit, these olive suede Via Spiga boots look very cool with this camel skirt from Boden, ribbed short sleeve sweater from Theory, camel bag from Rebecca Minkoff and statement agate necklace from Nest.
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