Blush and Olive Green as a Fall Color Scheme
Quote of the day: “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Mark Twain
As a continuation of pairing our blush items with more fall colors, I came up with the blush and olive green combination. Even if you like the color blush, but don’t think it looks good near your face, I’ve come up with a couple of ideas. This idea started by combining blush with burgundy. I figured the darker, fall colors were a good mix with the lighter blush hue!
And then when I pulled out this quote, I had to laugh. Because how I interpret it, is that we shouldn’t all be sheep and wear the same things! Which is absolutely true! That’s why when I buy items I don’t expect you to buy the same things. Hopefully I can give you fabulous ideas of how to combine items already in your closet. I consider it more of an inspiration, not copying.
Kathleen (blogette): Kathleen’s blush and olive green is a gorgeous pairing and the blush top shows off the necklaces so well!
And you can tell she loves her statement shoes like we do!
And notice, Violet, the kitty photo bomber in the left hand corner!! Don’t you love it when the pets want in on the action?
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: Blush and olive green are on my radar because I’ve always loved pink and green.
You know, that preppy pink and green that was so popular during the 1980’s? That was one of my favorite combinations back in the day. So thinking about another color to pair with the pale blush that is every where now, was easy.
I apologize for the wrinkles in the sweater. But this is how I wore it out to breakfast this day. Obviously, I don’t feel the pressure to look perfect all the time, ha ha! This lace up trend is still strong whether it be on your shoes or your clothing. There are so many versions of it, so I’ll only show you the animal print one and the abstract print one for now.
This pink dress has been quite popular for myself since I received it from VIPme. I never thought I’d be wearing a bodycon dress, but I usually cover it up with either a jacket or sweater anyways. The material has a sparkle in it, but most people don’t notice that, so I wear it for casual too.
I’m sure you really wanted to see an up close and personal photo of my curls. And yes, you can see the grey hair because I haven’t dyed my hair in 4 years. But I wanted to show the ear climbers that I tried out from Rocksbox. This is the second pair of climbers that I have tried, and unfortunately both pair were uncomfortable. I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, because they are just a stud earrings basically. I’m not sure if I’m pushing them on too tight, so they will stay aligned? If anyone else has worn this kind of earring, I’d be happy to know your experience.
I talked about the newest fall trends on the blog recently!
And mules are seeing a huge resurgence among the retailers and bloggers alike. This is the pair I had held onto from over 10 years ago. They are a fabulous print material and they look like cowboy boots with my flare jeans. Now I will admit, that as much as I still love them, I have a hard time wearing them with dresses like I did here. For some reason it’s not my favorite look. We’ll see if that changes over time. Just like I didn’t used to like ankle boots with dresses, and now I do.
There are many other print mules available if you are on the lookout. This pair has a lower heel, this pair is for those of you who love animal prints, and then this pair is for the lovers of solid colors.
Dress: Baoyan c/o VIPme.com (similar here)~~Sweater: Charlotte Russe (similar here)~~Shoes: Matisse (similar here)~~Earrings: Gorjana from Rocksbox–get a free month with the code JTouchofstylexoxo (here)~~Purse: Tignanello-thrifted (similar here)~~Sunglasses: 39dollarglasses.com (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: For Nancy’s blush and olive green outfit, I wanted to show how the blush could be minimal yet effective.
Nancy’s only blush in this outfit are her sneakers and earrings, yet I think they works fabulously.
Let’s talk about the sneakers first, since everyone knows I am a shoe girl. Nancy ordered these online and has worn the heck out of them. I think this color is perfect for the summer, because it’s light, yet it’s not that “white” sneaker that everyone is wearing. Not that it’s bad if you have those white sneakers, but here’s a fun alternative!
Seriously, for under $50, you could have the bow version, the velvet version, a quilted version, a pom pom version, or even embellishments. Truly, the options seem endless. And these would be a flat, comfortable shoe, yet they seem to look dressier than your normal work out footwear.
Pink accessories are certainly a great way to add in this blush color without going overboard.
I’ve showcased a bunch of different kind of blush accessories at the bottom of this post. But in case you wanted a couple more options for earrings, then this pair is for those who like long ones. And there are certainly the stud variation or hoops available too.
I didn’t have Nancy wear a necklace because of the embellishment on her shirt. She thought it felt bare without one. What do you think?
Now the last piece of Nancy’s blush and olive green outfit are her pants. I started buying more olive green last year, and think that it’s really a great neutral to have in your closet. It’s dark for the cold months, but it’s not as harsh as black. And it has a little more interest than grey. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my grey and black too, but this olive green has great properties all it’s own.
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: My mom’s blush and olive green look included some layering and other colors.
She had purchased this snake skin top this summer, but since it was short sleeves, we layered an olive green top beneath it. I almost think it looks like the shirt was made to be this way from far away. The olive green shirt underneath has some ruching and interest, so we weren’t sure it would look okay under the pink top. However, I think the pink top is loose enough along with the fact that the print takes most of the focus.
This light blush color isn’t that flattering against my mom’s lighter complexion. Because of that, we added in a scarf with a brighter pop of pink. This is where scarves can really be so helpful to your outfits. We didn’t want to take away from the snakeskin print, so we left the scarf ends hang down the back of the shirt.
And since we’d already used the blush and olive green in this outfit, I added in another color for mom’s pants.
We saw Nancy do this in the last post with her black pants. I probably would have chosen white jeans for this, but my mom pulled out her Chico’s slimming pants from our Girlfriend Event. Truly any neutral would work here including navy or grey pants.
And since I’m hoping to inspire you to shop your closet, I realize that most of you wouldn’t have bright pink shoes to wear. But that’s fine. This outfit would be great with some other shoes too. For example if you like the idea of a bright color, then how about red? Or you could insert a blush pair (and tell me that pair isn’t perfect with the snakeskin tip?) and continue this theme of blush and olive green. Of course you would also look fabulous with some neutral footwear.
Pants: Chicos (similar here in a lighter color)~~Olive Green Shirt: Tribal-thrifted (similar here)~~Blush Top: Jennifer Lopez (similar here I couldn’t find a pink one, but here is one in black & white)~~Shoes: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)
Our blush and olive green outfits seem to work great for any season. What do you think of this color combination?
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