My Olive Picks!

BannerAs we inch closer to the Fall season, cool weather and regular sightings of gloves, boots and coats…we start to see a trend in the colour palettes of our closets. Well, at least my closet. A lot of maroon, neutrals, and deep khaki greens. Well, in today’s post, I am going to go through some of my favourite pieces in the beautiful colour olive. Some people may like to refer to this colour as “military green” or “khaki”. I, personally, like the label “olive” because it kind of encompasses all of those different shades.

This colour really pairs well with other dark or neutral tones. Even if you wanted to pair it with a springy colour like pink or red, it would still be okay. Obviously, for the Fall season, the colour trends tend to keep within those dark and neutral hues. I adore this colour for outerwear and pants, personally. However, there are so many pieces that look so chic when you pair them with the right pieces…which I am going to go over today. I am going to show you two things today

1) My choice olive looks. 

2) Where you can find some great olive items. 

This is one of my favourite ways to wear olive – in an outerwear or coat. It doesn’t really take the focus because it is a rather neutral colour, but it just compliments the other colours seen throughout the look. How the cognac bag plays off the olive colour, with the white tank underneath (which totally lightens the look up). It minimizes the core focal point of the jacket, and puts the focus on the leopard print booties (did you notice those beauties??). Overall, the olive utility jacket is very casual, and makes for a great Fall outerwear.

If this doesn’t scream Fall, I don’t know what does. The olive pants, the navy gingham shirt, the colour block bag!? It’s great. It is such a great use of the colour as well. Why? Olive can be seen as a neutral (as I have already pointed out) and this outfit puts that into a great example. The focal point of this look is the patterned shirt. You aren’t staring at her pants (unless you’re me…because I love this colour). You may be looking at the colour blocked bag, because it is so cute. The pants fade into the background…but that is what this colour is supposed to do. Jeans wouldn’t look right with the pattern and colour block. Black pants wouldn’t go with the navy (navy and black = no). She needed a dark tone to go with the rest of the colour scheme…here we have olive. That is why this look is so perfect.

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Okay, so this may be a different shade of olive. It’s “dark olive”….nevertheless, it is still such a cute outfit she has got on here. THIS is where olive becomes the focal point. Anytime you are wearing a dress, the dress is most often the focal point of your look…because it is the look. Her necklace pulls out the green perfectly, her shoes are just the right shade of brown…and that’s it. No bag, minimal jewelry…that’s how to wear a dark olive dress, for sure.

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The items that I showed in the three outfit reviews, are unfortunately not linked below. However, I have linked the items I picked out for my banner (which are all available in-store right now – just use the links below!!). My top three items of my olive picks are:

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Blanket scarves are back and just like last year, they are the comfiest trend there is. This olive and grey colour blocked one from Nordstrom in particular is super cute and will keep you toasty warm in the nippy Fall air. Now, this travel bag from Soul Society can keep travelling in style, but as a bag, it is the perfect tote to carry around with you. This knit sweater from Michael Kors is definitely one to keep cozy in this season. The colour is beautiful and the turtle neck is just an added bonus!!

Well, there you have it – my olive picks. Hopefully you will take a look at these cute pieces that I love or find your own fabulous pieces to style! Olive can be a neutral, or it can be the main focus of your look. It is a Fall colour that I can’t pass up! Let me know how you wear this colour in the comments below!

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My Camel Picks!

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The Fall colour palette is always something to look forward to! A couple of weeks ago, I showed you exactly how much I love the colour wine! Well, in today’s post, I am going to go through some of my favourite pieces I have come across lately in the colour camel. This neutral colour is all the rage this season (as I have pointed out several times in the last month) and it makes me giddy to think that all of these picks are being sold right now! Can I go shopping please?

What exactly qualifies as “camel”…because that’s an animal right? Well, yes…that’s true, camel is an animal…but it is also a fabulous neutral colour that falls right in line with this season. There is nothing I love more than a good wardrobe neutral, but this colour doesn’t even have to be a neutral! That’s what is so amazing about it! You can literally make it the focus colour in your outfit, and not look washed out or drab (provided it is worn properly of course). Not to worry…I have lined up some great examples that I am going to review right now. I am going to show you two things today:

1) My choice camel looks. 

2) Where you can find some great camel items. 

This is one of my favourite ways to wear camel – in a outerwear or coat. See how it becomes the focus rather than the neutral or compliment in this outfit? She is wearing all black underneath with all black accessories, acting as a blank canvas for the camel coat to be displayed on. Even better, instead of wearing black or another colour in the shoe, she wore camel strappies…which really just completes the look.

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This is another great way to wear the colour. In the accessories. A soft, camel-coloured scarf is perfect…pair it with a hand bag and other marvelous accessories and you have a great overall look. I especially love the winter white sweater and how it goes so well with the camel. It’s important to note that because camel is a neutral, it goes really well with other neutrals (black, white, etc…)

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Like I mentioned above, having an all black ensemble and then adding pops of camel through accessories is a great way to wear the colour. I own a few camel hats and they are great to accessorize with. The one that I debuted in the banner above is also a great one (it will be linked below for your perusal)! Even in the Fall, headgear is amazing to wear and great to style with. It takes your outfit up a notch, and with a neutral hat like this one, you can really wear it with anything…

Stick to all black and add pops of print or colour in your accessories. The look for wandering stylishly around Paris / the love assembly:

The items that I showed in the three outfit reviews, are unfortunately not linked below. However, I have linked the items I picked out for my banner (which are all available in-store right now – just use the links below!!). My top three items of my camel picks are:

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Like I said, I am obsessed with camel hats and this one is perfect for transitioning into the Fall season. I love how it features a cute band around the rim, to add that extra bit of glam! This poncho sweater is from Michael Kors and although, I don’t own a lot of his product, I have my sights set on this gorgeous knit!! I could style this to no end!! Of course, how could I not choose a Kate Spade bag to be in my top three for the post? This bag is timeless and really can be worn all through the year!!

Well, there you have it – my camel picks. Hopefully you will take a look at these cute pieces that I love or find your own fabulous pieces to style! Camel is one of the neutrals that is really making a come out this season and so it should be!! Let me know how you wear this neutral in the comments below!

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