Blush and Olive Green as a Fall Color Scheme

blush and olive green for 3 Generations

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.

Blush and Olive green for women in their 50's

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 know the fit and flare dresses are more popular with most of my friends. Or there is always the sheath dress that works for so many occasions.

blush and olive green for fall

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.

blush and olive green with mules

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.

women 50+ wearing blush and olive green

Dress: Baoyan c/o (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: (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.

Blush and olive green for Women over 60

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.

Blush and olive green for older women

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?

blush and olive green combinations

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.

If you would like a little more fun on a pair of olive green pants, then this pair would be perfect. Of course there are the skinny jeans too, or the palazzo pants.

Women 60+ wearing blush and olive green

Pants: Chicos (similar here)~~Top: Lou Lou (similar here)~~Shoes: Rocket Dog (here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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.

Women over 70 wearing blush and olive green

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.

Blush and olive green is ageless

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.

Blush and olive green layered

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.

Blush and olive green for women 70+

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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  • Interesting colour combo, indeed. I have the same problem with the blush pink. I love this color, but I can’t have it near my face. So to add dark pink scarf and separate the blush pink from the face was great idea. Your’s pink dress, Jodie, looks amazing. Thank you for linking up with My Red Carpet.


    • Thanks Anna!! I think it’s fun to try to play around with these colors we “can’t wear” with our complexions!!

  • Blush pink and olive is a fabulous colour combination. I love the lace up detail on your sweater, and your mom’s hot pink shoes and scarf look great!

    Emma xxx

  • This is a color combo I’m itching to try for fall too! You know I love pink, and I’m always looking for different colors to pair it with each season. I feel like the blush brings a feminine twist to the olive green. And the green makes the pink feel more neutral and approachable. I think it’s just a fresh, pretty, and wearable combo for women with vastly different tastes. And I love your look with the boxier sweater layered over the fitted dress!


    • I’m game for any color combo lately Liz!! To me it’s an easy way to incorporate new colors and still have fun!!

  • Love, love this color combination, and your blush dress is just gorgeous on you! Thanks for linking up, xox


  • Oh, I LOVE that Mark Twain quote. I may have to steal it. #teamlovinlife

    • Isn’t it so true?
      Gotta love it when a quote from a long time ago applies to now, too!!

  • Two of my favourite colours put together here Jodie. I will be trying this combo xx

    • Thanks Laurie!! They do look nice together I think!

  • Imastounded

    I loved blush pink and olive green back in the day. Now blush pink is confined to my shoes and handbags. My coloring has faded, so I can’t wear blush near my face. However, it’s a great neutral for accessories during the summer months. I always get compliments on one blush bag in particular, bought in brand-new condition at a consignment store.

    • I think the blush bag is a perfect idea!! Obviously everyone else likes it too, if you’re always getting compliments on it!!
      Thanks for your thoughts and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

  • Lovely ladies! Love all your outfits, especially your choices of shoes. Also, that blush handbag is quite cute.

    Jessica |

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You skirt is so interesting and special

  • Dawn Lucy

    A fun fresh color combo! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have the best weekend!

    Dawn Lucy

  • I really like the blush and green together. The olive is such a great shade of green!

  • Lesley Extance

    I just love the blush and olive green colour combination !, It’s one I’ve never thought of but as usual three great looks , your blog always inspires me Jodie , best wishes …

    • Thanks so much for those kind words, Lesley!! I can’t tell you how great they made me feel today….
      Have a wonderful weekend, and here’s to continued inspiration…

  • Blush and olive is such a pretty color combo! Love the ruching on your dress and that lace-up sweater is the perfect layer!

    Doused in Pink

  • Judy Gramith

    There are particular elements of each of these outfits that I love, but for me blush and olive need one more “pop” of color to be effective. I think Charlotte has pulled that off by introducing the bright pink and as you said it really does the trick next to her face. Blush washes me out too…
    Jodie, I really like those shoes a lot and that profile picture of you in the skirt…h-o-t!
    Nancy’s sneakers are great!!! These are exactly the kind of shoe I love for a casual look. Yeah… a pop of pinky-pink near her face always lights our Nancy up, whether it’s a necklace or scarf.
    Sorry this is so late. Big hauling trip to the Black Hills these last few days. EXHAUSTED!!!

    • I don’t know how you’re doing it all, Jude!! I hope the Seattle trip will be a relaxational, fun trip for you??
      Thanks for being such a loyal reader….even in all of your craziness!!!

  • Kim

    Olive green is definitely my go-to color for Fall and blush is starting to be one of my favorite colors too! I like the fluffy scarf you linked!

    Simply Lovebirds

  • Great colours & I love Nancy’s sneakers. #TeamLovinLife

  • Nicole Mölders

    These colors are great together. I also love pink and olive together.

  • writeofthemiddle

    Those are such lovely colours together – very calming – and I’m loving Nancy’s sneakers!! 🙂 #TeamLovinLife

    • Thanks Min!! They are fabulous sneakers for her!!

  • I love this combination Jodie – and particularly on Kathleen (your blogger guest pic) the colours seem to compliment each other really well. I also really like your climber earrings but I think I’d find the same problem – putting them in so tightly to stop them moving around too much. I guess they are photo-op earrings only 🙂

    • Thanks so much Leanne!!
      I was glad to hear that another women had the same problem with these earrings. So maybe I won’t buy any—bummer!!

  • What is it about olive green that whatever color you pair with it seems to look amazing?! Have you noticed that? And blush is certainly no exception. These look wonderful!

    • Maybe because olive green is basically a neutral, yet has some more depth than your greys and blacks?? It’s definitely a great color to play with, and luckily I have a couple of items to work with now!!
      Thanks Ronnie!

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Olive and pink is one of my favorite combos…and when the pink is blush…I’m totally lovin’ it. And then you went and threw in the lace up detail on the sweater and those insanely cool mules; well done my friend! My clothes are wrinkled most of the time too, I think we should start a new trend. 🙂

    • I’ve been saying that I’m trying to embrace the wrinkles like I’m embracing the curls in my hair. That includes the wrinkles on my face as well as the ones in my clothes!! It’s a good look, I think. Not so stuffy or over pretensions!! I knew we were friends for a reason!!
      Thanks Debbie!

  • I really like that blush handbag at the top on the right – I’m in the market for something new at the moment!

    I like olive. Green can be a hard colour to get right. Emerald green is my favourite colour but I don’t have any emerald green clothes (from memory) as they’re hard to find but olive is far more versatile! #teamlovinlife

    • I think the most annoying thing is when you love a color, but the stores aren’t carrying it at the moment because it’s “not in style”. That’s why I love thrifting so much, maybe? You can find all colors most of the time!!!
      Thanks Deb!!

  • This is a wonderful combination J!

  • Love the blush and olive together. My fave is your blush skirt.

    Have a great day!

  • wahoo for fall colors coming in! love the touch of green ladies!

  • I’m ready for fall now. I just noticed my blush jeans and basil tee shirt hanging together by accident were THE next great thing.

    • That’s the best accident ever!! I love that you have a pair of blush jeans!! Yay Jean!!

  • Mother Daughter

    Another great combo. I like olive green a lot and can not believe how much blush is out there.

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Love this color combo, too! These (as well as brown) are three of my most flattering colors! Great examples and maybe if I wear more of these colors it will start to feel like Fall here.

    • Thanks Terri!!
      I would feel sorry for you with your heat, except I love the warmth of summer. But come visit—you’ll love it here!!

  • Mariana Olnowich

    Beautiful as always. I have been on a shopping spree and all of them have been olive green lately. I don’t have any blush. I will definitely be shopping for that color. I had to laugh, because I don’t have the versatile”blush” but I have a few of the hot pink shoes. I am also loving the animal print this season, cheetah and leopard. Thank you again for the inspiration to shop my closet.

    • Well, maybe I’m wrong about my readers, Mariana! Maybe the hot pink shoes are something I’ll need to style a couple of posts around!!! Of course, I may need to go shopping to get a pair for myself!!
      Thanks for the lovely comment!!

  • I knew olive was in this season, but I didn’t realize blush was also in. Blush looks great on my skin tone. Perfect excuse to go shopping. Statement shoes are the best 🙂 Jodie looks beautiful

    • Thanks so much Mary!!
      I always love a new excuse to go shopping, LOL!

  • Bev @ Walking Well With God

    I love olive green, but wouldn’t have thought of blush with it. You are just continuing to broaden my horizons 🙂
    Bev xx

    • Awwww…that’s so nice to know, Bev!!
      I always think it’s so fun to try out different color combinations, and it seems like the possibilities are endless!!

  • I am a huge fan of blush and olive (and I still love my preppy pink and green!). I enjoyed getting some style inspiration from each of your looks. Seriously in Love with your mules. I can see why you chose to hang on to them!

    • These truly are fabulous colors together, Jennie!! I’m usually such a purger, so I was so glad I kept this pair. I still love them so much!!

  • Laura

    Blush and olive pair so nicely together as you’ve shown here! I love all the different ways you can wear it!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Jodie, I love blush with olive. It is such a pretty combination. You all look lovely and I think you are so creative with how you layer a sweater over a dress or a sleeveless top over a long sleeve top. Great use of clothing pieces that we might not think to put together. – Amy

    • Thanks Amy!! I laugh when I first think of the time I saw a sweater over a dress and thought it was so unique!! Yet it’s not much different than a cardigan, right? Funny how we get into habits!!

  • This is another great color combo! I never would have come up with it and now seeing it I love it! Another great transition for colors into fall. Happy Wednesday!

    • Thanks Cheryl!! I’ve been finding so much olive green lately, that I had to include it!

  • I always feel like I have so many things to respond to in your posts Jodie! Of course, I forget what by the time I get to the bottom so I have to keep going back up! You look awesome in body con dresses so I think you should be exploring them more, even if you cover them up with sweaters or jackets they still fit your frame well. Do the mules slip off or slap slap slap your heel when walking? I haven’t tried them for those two reasons. Plus, I wonder if you don’t like them much with bare legs b/c they cover the top of your foot so much. I feel that way with loafers and bare legs. Ok, my two cents!


    • I know exactly what you mean, Julia! It’s like when we are reading posts, we just want to sit down with the blogger and talk through it!!
      Thanks for the positive words and encouragement.
      These mules really don’t slap my heels because they cover so much of my foot. But I also wasn’t trying to walk fast in them. That could maybe make a difference? That’s exactly Nancy’s dislike of these kinds of shoes. But it’s good that we are all so different, too!!

  • Oh my…we are doing an entire post on green tomorrow. Olive is a green right?! I’m heading over to Kohls website right now and look at that handbag. Does that just scream chic!-Laurel

    • I can’t wait to see what you show with the green tomorrow!! It’s such a great color in clothes and home decor!!

      • Opps…I meant Friday! We post M-W-F with recap on Sunday. But yes, green is an under used color in home decor lately. As designers, we are asked often now how to “get over the gray”…add green we say!

  • How funny, I just got a blush coat (seen in today’s post) & I want to wear it nonstop!! I was trying to figure out what to wear it with & I will need to try olive!!

    • I bet you find that your pink coat goes with absolutely everything Michelle!!! I have one, and it’s way more fun than a black one!!

  • A really lovely combo. Have a great day! Gemma x

  • Loving this color combination!

  • donnanance

    This is a fabulous color combo! We all probably went through the preppy pink and green phase. All the outfits look fab. Jodie, I actually like the mules with your dress. I have a green crocheted tunic just about the color of your sweater and wear it with green jeans. Nancy is so pretty in her blush sweater…maybe a very fine chain with a small charm to fill the neckline…too much? I don’t usually wear sneakers, trainers or tennis shoes but her shoes are cute. Your mom’s outfit is very pretty on her. The brighter pink of the scarf and shoes just sets off the outfit. Love Kathleen’s outfit….and her bitty kitty lurking in the background. xoxo

    • Thanks so much Donna!! It’s so nice that you included everyone in your positive thoughts! I made sure to forward it to them all, so they could appreciate the time and love that you gave us!!
      You’re probably right about the small chain for Nancy to wear with her shirt—it’s funny how in person, it looked like too much, but you probably wouldn’t notice it as much in the photos!!
      Enjoy your Wednesday and thanks again for being such a loyal and fabulous person!

  • Love this color palette! I need to try it for myself. I adore your mom’s snakeskin top!

    • Thanks so much Kathrine!!
      My mom will be tickled pink to read this!

  • Hi Jodie, this is one of my favorite color combos with olive too. i posted a few yrs back i think. love the sweater with the lace up details. nancy;s cute sneakers and love your mom’s layering. great looks!
    jess xx

    • Thanks so much Jess!! It is such a fun color combo!!

  • you all look beautiful
    The Glossychic

  • I really love the blush and olive combination. And I actually love your mules! In fact, they were the first thing to catch my eye when I saw your photo. Can’t believe they are 10 years old! I think they look great with your outfit – they are unexpected and are different from the pumps and ankle boots that are popular (which fits in with your quote today, yes? 😊). I also think Nancy’s sweater is beautiful as is. The embellished neckline brings enough interest to the top. And I love the snakeskin blouse on Charlotte. It does look like one top with the olive shirt underneath! You three look lovely as usual!

    Cathy V.

    • Thanks so much Cathy! Especially for including us all in your positive words! I made sure to forward this comment to both mom and Nancy as well!!
      And what a great way to think of these mules with the dress—unique!!

  • Karen

    I love olive green too Jodie! And it looks great with blush pink. Your lace-up sweater is a perfect topper for that dress. I can’t walk in mules, but you are wearing them well and they look fine with the dress. Sometimes we have to do things a couple times before it feels “right”, right? But you look very stylish with your dressy/casual vibe! Kathleen’s combination is very pretty, and I love Violet in the lower left! : ) Nancy’s shoes are GREAT!!! That is a perfect way to wear blush and they are more interesting than white. Everyone does white, I like that she changed that up! The shoes look so good against the olive pants! And I love your mom’s shoes and how she is wearing that scarf! The scarf brings in such a nice touch of color, and it’s unexpected to wear it draped down the back. That is something I’m going to do now that I’ve seen it on your blog several times. Just really like the way that looks, and I do like the unexpected! This is a great color combination and one that I will remember. I think I could even do blush up by my face if I had a darker topper to add some color. Lots of inspiration from this post!!

    • Isn’t olive green a great color Karen? It’s funny how you can find it a lot now, and I think it works so well with so many colors!
      Do you have any blush in your closet yet?? It seems like I’ve only started getting a couple of pieces lately, so I haven’t experimented much with it!!
      Thanks for such a lovely, and all encompassing comment!
      Enjoy your Wednesday!!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    So brilliant to pull blush and olive together!! Great combo that packs a soft punch!! Classy and beautiful!!

  • Great color combo!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    I have those blush sneakers. Love them – they go with everything and also the blush watch that Kohl’s is selling.

    • That’s so cool, Bernadette!! The sneakers really are a great purchase, and they go with everything!!