Pairing Lilac with Lime Green as an Interesting Color Combination

Lilac for women in their 50's, 60's & 70's.

Pairing Lilac with Lime Green as an Interesting Color Combination

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This combination is almost a repeat of my purple & green post (here) from over a year ago! I think of lilac as a warmer color—besides, I needed an excuse to go shopping (ha ha). I feel like I’ve just discovered lime green in this past year, and for some reason I’ve been pairing it with almost every color. It seems to brighten the dullest of hues and be quite unexpected!! In these three examples, I feel like the lime green & lilac could be too bright or colorful, so I tried to subdue it with another color.

The other two combinations I experimented with are lilac with brown (here) and lilac with another purple (here). Do you have a favorite color that you pair with lilac? Tell me in the comments below!!

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50+ Outfit: This necklaces is a perfect example of how Pinterest can be a bad influence. I saw this necklace while browsing a couple months ago and fell in love! They didn’t have that exact one still available at that time. The one that I have on is a close copy though! Of course I see the original one is back for sale here. What I love about this company is 1-It’s handcrafted in the USA (the company is in Seattle—hey Sherry, maybe you should go check her out!!) 2-And it’s reasonably priced—this necklace was under $40 with shipping and I’ve only seen one or two items that are over $100. I love the chunky stones, and that it’s multi colored!! Now I just need the designer to make a bracelet like it!!

As for my outfit, I decided to wear my olive green jacket over my lime green shirt. Also because we were going out to eat and I always take a jacket for the A/C. I am a lover of color, but I do worry that I go over the top at times, thus I wore my nude sandals for the day. Even though these shoes have a three inch heel, I can walk all day in them with no problem. I think it’s the fact that my foot is well encased with all the straps. That and the fact that the heel is somewhat chunky!

Jeans:Free People–thrifted (similar here)~~Blazer: DKNY Jeans (similar here as a utility jacket. A shorter one here but more expensive)~~Top: Covington (similar here)~~Shoes: Nine West (similar here)~~Necklace:McKee Designs (here)~~Bracelet: Charming Charlies (similar here in a darker green)

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60+ Outfit: I’m sure you’ve heard me say it before, but I’m a sucker for white jeans! I love these two colors (the lime green & lilac) with the white—it seems much lighter overall. I know many women think capri’s are not for them, but when it’s hot outside, they can be a great option!

Of course the floral ballet flats keep it fresh, don’t you think? Nancy bought these flats without me at her side—at Target, no less! Since I’m always looking for some kind of interest in an outfit, I think a floral shoe can be the item of choice. This is especially true if you tend to wear all solid colored pieces.

Pants: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Blouse over top: Apt. 9 (similar here in many colors–no darts though but that’s easy to add)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: Sam & Libby (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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70+ Outfit: Just like in the lilac & purple post (here), mom put on trousers that were gifted from Fabrizio-Gianni last year. Unlike Nancy, mom doesn’t have a lot of capris in her closet, so I think the length is a nice variety for the summer months! She actually wore them out and about in the winter months with her navy riding boots!

Did you notice I took a picture with the blouse tucked and untucked? I couldn’t quite decide which looked better, so I thought I’d include both. My mom’s in the habit to tuck in her shirts. But I know many older ladies would rather keep them long. Do you have a preference? (There’s a full body shot at the top with the untucked version too).

I’ve seen a few scalloped edges on skirts and shorts lately and even on the bottom hem of shirts.  However, I haven’t seen many with the scalloping on the top portion. I feel like it’s such a elegant detail!

Pants: Fabizio Gianni (similar here in black)~~Cardigan: Hillard & Hanson (similar here in a crew neck)~~Top: Sara Stephen (similar in a black blouse here)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (these are a great height with a little fun added-similar here or plain ones here)~~Necklace: (similar here in a double strand)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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  • Kathleen McDermott

    Yes to lilac (any shade of purple) with green (any shade). These pretty outfits would look equally nice with the green top pieces switched among you. I like your outfit having 2 greens. The necklaces are all pretty, but yours is stunning. I’ve visited the website and plan to get one. Very reasonable price for such a unique piece.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m glad that I’m not the only one that was enthralled with her jewelry!! Rarely do I ever buy anything that I find on Pinterest—but this one just caught my eye and fit into my budget!! I keep thinking I want a bracelet like it, but the last time I checked, she didn’t have anything similar!!

  • I really like the lilac with green, especially your outfit. I really love your green jacket too!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Julia!! It certainly is a different combination than what I usually wear!!

  • Wow – that Etsy necklace is gorgeous! The lime green works surprisingly well – I was dubious when I saw the title as I have never been a fan of lime green (except for the bell-bottom trousers I had when I was 13!)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Ohhh…I would have loved to see those bell bottoms! I had a pair of rust colored ones (handed down from my cousin) and I just came upon a picture of them the other day. And man…were they huge—-they covered my entire foot!!
      Don’t you just love the necklace—I think I’ve worn it at least once a week since I’ve gotten it!
      And I totally understand your suspicious thought of this color combo—in fact I didn’t even have lime green in my closet until last summer!
      Thanks for reading!!

  • Such a fun color combo! I’m so loving your necklace, such a fun piece!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Tara!! It really has gotten a ton of use already since it’s so many different colors!

  • So many questions to answer! LOL I like lilac with blue but I think it works with nearly every color too. Tucked or untucked? I prefer untucked for myself but it’s brilliant that you showed both. Glad to see that you’re still showing more pics and, of course, you all look fabulous. thank you for adding your post to my Up Down All-Around link up.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Rena!!
      So this whole tucked/untucked thing? It’s really got me thinking about the whys of it. Do you know why you prefer untucked for your body?

      • Untucked has been my preference for a really long time so it’s not age related. As a busty gal who’s a tad short waisted, the proportions created by a full tuck in at the waist are not flattering on me, to say the least. The longer length of an untucked top creates a better balance of leg and torso for me and I find it helps to de-emphasize my upper half.

        • Jodie Filogomo

          That’s why Nancy (my 60’s model) always likes hers untucked also. Although I do try to point out that there are times it can look great to make the top look short (because then her legs look long)! But I hear you!

  • This is a great combination!
    Fresh and interesting but not too “out there”…perfect for the colour shy.
    As for the tucking…..I think the tucked version looks sleeker, more pulled together and younger BUT I can see why people prefer untucked… so much more comfortable and ‘feels’ more flattering. Although the tucked looks the most flattering. Strange isn’t it?
    A great trio Jodie.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Samantha!!
      It’s funny because my mom’s first instinct is to tuck everything in, and Nancy’s is just the opposite. Sometimes (to me) there is an obvious favorite, but sometimes I think it’s nice to have variety!!

  • Kreativk Net

    A beautiful and fun colour combination for any age I think! It can go for so many outfits and is really great for the spring & summer!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Katrin!! I love trying to put together color combinations that might be a little different!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I love any shade of purple with any shade of green, so of course adore these. The accessories really add to these looks including Nancy’s wonderful floral flats. Have a great weekend!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Tracey!!
      I think you’re right about the accessories—especially when pairing solid colored items!!

  • Laura

    I’ve never tried lime green with lilac but it’s such a fresh combination! I love your mom’s top with the scallops! What a gorgeous detail!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!!
      I love coming up with color combinations that aren’t the norm—it almost seems like you could make any color go with one other? Maybe not, but I’ll keep trying!!

  • Love everyone’s jewelry choices! I always enjoy reading this series because I get insights into different styles, inspirations and ideas for future looks.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Brooke!!
      I do think that jewelry is such a fun addition to almost any outfit!!

  • Carly

    You ladies look beautiful in the pastel palette! I love seeing how you guys make every items so versatile
    Carly from Dresses & Denim

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carly!!!
      I really appreciate your thoughts!!

  • PetiteOver40

    One of the things I love about your color posts — the posts where you pick a color and play with it — is you bring into my awareness combinations that work well together but which I may not have really thought about before. Like here, it’s likely I have *seen* lilac and lime put together in the past and I have likely liked it very much, but it’s only in seeing you bring it out in the outfits you’ve put together and in the conversation you’ve started that I start to think, “Yeah! That works! I should try that too!”

    All three outfits are inspiring in their own ways. If I could choose only one to wear for myself, it would probably be yours. I just really like your pants with their cute little notch at the ankles and the combination of top, olive jacket, and nude sandals with that AWESOME necklace. (I looked her up, by the way! Great jewelry!)

    Nancy and your mom both look great as well. Nancy’s outfit is refreshing with the white capris and adorable floral flats. And I can’t decide if I like your mom’s top tucked or untucked — I don’t think she could go wrong either way. Whatever she feels most confident doing, I would think, would be the best way. Right? The necklace she is wearing is particularly flattering on her skin tone. I think all those colors are *her* colors.

    Thank you, as always, for being such an inspiration and helping me think outside my own box!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      And your long, “hairy” comments always make me smile Sherry!!
      And really—this is probably not a combination I would reach for in my closet normally. But having a theme and trying to be a little different in the blog is half the inspiration!! I mean it is fun to do the norm and expected…but it’s also good to try something a little offbeat, right?
      Maybe when we come out, we can contact Andria McKee and see if we could meet up with her? It could be a blog project?

  • The untucked and tucked versions are an interesting topic. I do find when it is tucked that it elongates her legs, but I don’t mind the untucked version either.

    There. I was lots of help wasn’t I? LOL

    I like your olive green best.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Maybe you did help in the untucked/tucked question—-because maybe in this case there isn’t a clear cut right/wrong way??
      But your statement did make me laugh—
      Thanks for the help (or non help as the case may be!!!) 🙂

  • Lilac and green is a lovely color combo. I loving all those statement necklaces!
    Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle this week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Veronica!!
      Maybe it’s the necklaces that tie everything together? Because I do have to admit, this color combo is probably not one I’d reach for first!! But it’s good to go outside the norm, right?

  • Another unexpected color combination, but that works quite well, I think. I love your necklace. That is fabulous and unique and fun! I actually think I prefer the olive green with lilac over the lime. But it all works! And Charlotte’s color blocked outfit with those adorable beads is gorgeous! Well done, ladies! And thank you for joining my link up!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Hmmm….such a great idea Shelbee for one of my next lilac combos!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • I would never think to pair these colors together, but all three of you look lovely in them in!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle—these are quite different..but fun, right?

  • ADA

    All 3 of you are beautiful in lilac. Nice pants!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ada—i really appreciate it!