Style and Styling

4 Ways 2 Style: An Olive Jacket

Multi-Season Edition

Happy day, dear reader!

Today’s 4 Ways to Style is a post born out of frustration…

I was cozied (Still working on hygge!) up the other evening, scrolling through Pinterest (as so many of us often do) and wondering, “Hm. Wonder what the style inspiration I can find for an olive jacket?” So I did what any ordinary woman would do. I typed “Olive Jacket Outfit” into the Pinterest search bar.

And got nowhere.

Sure, there were a LOT of outfits with olive jackets, but none of them worked for me. The three most common iterations were. Olive Jacket + All Black, Olive Jacket + Jeans + Striped Tee, Olive Jacket + Jeans + Grey Tee. Now I don’t know about you, but seeing 100+ pins that all looked the same was frustrating. Where’s the color? No, olive isn’t a color. It’s a neutral. And all those all neutral (3N) outfits were not only uninspiring, they were downright uninteresting.

Game On!

I decided then and there that an Olive Jacket Style post was required. The rules? No all black. No striped top. (Don’t get me wrong… I love stripes! Just not more of them.) And let’s play with a little seasonal variation!

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Olive Jacket + Jeans +Blush Blouse + Ballet Pumps + Pearls

I prefer a more polished look, so if your style personality is more Relaxed, trade the blouse for a tee, the pearls for a beaded or tassel necklace, and the patent pumps for ballet flats.

Olive and blush look amazing together! For summer, trade the jeans for jean shorts, trade the blouse for a tee or a floaty sleeveless top, and pop on a pair of sandals. I’m feeling beachier already!

Olive Jacket + Leather Skirt +Pullover Sweater + Boots

Wine and olives are a classic combination! Living in Spain taught me that… This outfit may just give me inspiration to eat less to get back into this skirt! I would probably team it with my wine tights and boots for a longer line. (AND more warmth. It’s supposed to get wet and chilly again this week!)

For spring, I’d trade the pullover sweater for a tee, and the boots for ballet flats or sandals… I’m starting to see some of the holes in my spring/summer wardrobe!

Olive Jacket + White Jeans + White Tee + Booties + Turquoise Pops

I love turquoise (Or teal!) with olive! Here paired with white it looks more fresh than it would with your typical beige. If a tee is too relaxed for your Classic style personality, trade the tee for a button down shirt, the booties for loafers, and the chunky beads for a turquoise pendant necklace.

Let’s move this look into warmer weather by cuffing the jeans and throwing on a pair of sandals. Bronze thong sandals would be AMAZING with this… If you want to see this jacket with a white tee and blue jeans, you can find that look in 5 Ways to Style a White Tee and Jeans.

Olive Jacket + Leopard Dress + Boots + Red Accessories

You knew I was going to have to get a dress in here somewhere, didn’t you? Because I love me a dress. Now, a dress doesn’t always have to be dressy! This is a perfect example of how you can dress down even a businesslike sheath. I’d prefer this look with a brown based animal print dress, but since it wouldn’t flatter my coloring, I don’t own one.

To see this jacket and boots styled with a different dress, read this post!

For colder weather, I’d layer a long sleeved tee or turtleneck underneath the dress and climb into tights. For warmer weather? Sandals of course! I’d love a cute red wedge with this! Here’s a closer look at the splashes of red.

So how about you? Do you have olive in your wardrobe? You don’t have to own an olive jacket to make these color combinations work. If your olive is a trouser, invert the outfits. (The first would become olive trousers, blush blouse, denim jacket.) Olive is a fabulous neutral if you have a warm palette, and there are “bluer” versions for those of us who are cool. Which looks above (or variations) would you be most likely to try? What wardrobe item are you struggling to style differently; I might have an idea or two. (Wink.) Do let me know in the comments below… I love to hear from you!

Stylishly yours,


    • closetplayadmin

      Thank you, Andrea for visiting and for the comment! Style should be versatile, fun and maybe even frivolous, but never wasteful. Glad to be of help!

  • Lise

    Great outfits. I have just recently realised how versatile olive is. Seems to be the t-shirts/blouses I constantly grab. Love it with blush and rust. Also like the look with red, going to try that for sure. I pinned the animal dress outfit – I got one – gonna do that in summer with sandals 🙂

    • closetplayadmin

      Thank you for visiting, Lise, and so glad to be of help! It’s easy to get into a rut and keep wearing a piece the same way. I also liked these combinations more dressed up with another olive jacket made more like a suitcoat! I think it’s going to get a LOT of wear this week…

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