Olive Green and Ivory

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Sweater: Free People / Denim: Old Navy / Booties: Sole Society (also here) / Leopard Clutch: Sole Society / Bralette: Free People / Y Necklace: BaubleBar / Sunglasses: LOFT / Lips: MAC in Creme Cup

Happy Hump Day! As you can see by my recent posts and Instagram photos, I’m slightly obsessed with olive green and this is probably one of my favorite casual fall looks I’ve put together so far. The color palette screams fall and I’m a sucker for chunky sweaters, jeans and boots. We’ve had a rather mild fall (not complaining), but I’m excited to finally be able to wear layers and cozy knits.

I purchased my sweater back in May for just over $30 when all fall/winter apparel was marked down by almost 80% (I have it in lavender as well). It has since sold out, but I’ve linked similar styles below. Free People can sometimes run large so I would suggest going down a size.

My skinny jeans are a very recent purchase from Old Navy and they are just under $40. Old Navy ALWAYS has sales so you should be able to get these same exact jeans for close to $30 with their weekly coupon codes and an extra 20% if you subscribe to their email list. The mid-rise Rockstar skinnies are one of my favorite style of jeans because they’re inexpensive and universally flattering. They’re made of stretchy fabric, sit just above the waist and have a body-hugging fit. Additionally, they come in short, regular and long lengths.

My booties and handbag are a first time purchase from Sole Society and both came out to under $90. As a new customer, you get 15% off your first purchase when you subscribe to their email list in addition to free shipping when you spend $50+.

As always, I’ve linked all similar styles below. Happy Shopping!

 

[Photography Credit]: Gaby Abboud of Gabmaster Photography

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Mixing Prints: Camo and Leopard

Camo and leopard are two of my favorite prints this season. Camo print gives off an edgy and masculine vibe and it can create a statement all on its own. Leopard print is feminine and ultra sexy and goes with just about everything. I particularly love leopard print against bold and bright colors as I showed in two of my previous posts (here and here).

For the longest time, I’ve been afraid to mix patterns such as stripes with leopard, stripes with camo or leopard and camo (as I’m doing in today’s post) out of fear that it would look too “busy” or “loud,” but as with anything, balance is key.

I recently stumbled upon my camo print jacket at a local TJ Maxx for only $20 (talk about a steal)! It’s lightweight, not too bulky and looks great over long sleeve tees and fine knit sweaters. Camo print is a great alternative to your typical utility jacket and is definitely a fall closet staple.

My leopard print flats (ironically named after me) are an absolute favorite this fall. I don’t own too many flats since I’m more of a high heel kind of gal, but I’ve been wearing these non-stop since they’re extremely comfortable and they go with everything, making any casual outfit more chic. They also come in four solid colors.

You can shop all outfit details and similar styles below.

Have a good week!

 

[Photography Credit]: Gaby Abboud of Gabmaster Photography

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Mellow Yellow

“They call me mellow yellow…” Ha! Get it? Pun of the day. 🙂 Anyway, happy Thursday (and almost Friday)!! I’m so ready for the weekend even though I just took yesterday off to run some errands, get my hair done and finally decorate our front door entry for the season (you can catch a sneak peek on my Instagram). I feel like some days there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done so having an extra day off really makes a difference. Anyone else feel like the corporate work week should only be 4 days instead of 5?!

On another note, how cute is this cozy sweater I’m wearing? It also comes in white and I particularly love the flare sleeves and oversized fit in addition to the criss cross detail in the back. I know yellow isn’t always the most flattering color and it’s one I’d prefer to only wear with a sun-kissed summer glow so I don’t look completely washed out (well, except in today’s post), however, mustard/golden yellow like the one I’m wearing is definitely more forgiving and flattering on different skin tones. I’m sure you’ve seen quite a bit of yellow trending this year so if you don’t usually flock towards such a bright color, I’d definitely suggest this warm hue or a pastel yellow over neon.

 

[Photography Credit]: Gaby Abboud of Gabmaster Photography

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Shades of Brown and Flare Sleeves

Because it wouldn’t feel like fall if you didn’t have this flare sleeve sweater hanging in your closet.

I love anything that reminds me of autumn, particularly a warm rich color palette in shades of deep red or burgundy, gold, olive green and brown so of course I couldn’t pass up this cozy knit in rustic brown for $39!

It’s such a great piece for the season with its lightweight fabric and flare sleeves which are always fun because they remind me of the 70s. The sweater does run a little big so you’re able to wear it off the shoulder if you prefer and if you’re not a fan of the color brown, it does comes in teal and lavender as well.

 

[Photography Credit]: Gaby Abboud of Gabmaster Photography

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Fall Neutrals and Earthy Tones

Neutral and earthy tones are my year-round go-to colors with olive green probably being my favorite. I think this shade of green looks great on almost everyone, particularly on those with golden or olive skin tones. Olive green undoubtedly stands out against white or black, but it also pairs well with gray, camel or light pink as you can see in one of my previous posts here.

In today’s post I’m pairing an olive green top with one of my favorite white jeans and a trench coat for a casual look, perfect for those milder days. We’ve definitely lucked out with a warmer than average fall, but I’m not sure how much longer we’ll be able to pull off open toe shoes and/or sandals. On those rainy and gloomy days, I would just swap out white jeans for a black pair and slip on a pair of leopard print flats or taupe booties for a more fall-like look.

P.S. The unwritten “no white after Labor Day” rule doesn’t exist so don’t be afraid to wear your white jeans this season, weather permitting of course.

Have a good rest of the week!

 

[Photography Credit]: Gaby Abboud of Gabmaster Photography

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