Trying to figure out colors that go well with olive green? This year we’ll be talking a lot about color in your outfits on Merrick’s Art, and today we’re talking all about one of my favorite colors for spring, and which colors you can pair with it.
Olive green is one of my favorite colors to wear, especially in the spring. My olive jackets are some of my most worn pieces, and I get questions all the time about colors that go well with olive green, so today we’re diving into it!
I’ll be sharing a new color every month and showing you different colors that you can pair with it.
We all know that black, white, and cream go well with olive, but can other colors go well with it? The answer is a resounding YES.
Colors that go well with olive green
I’m showing you all of these with the same pair of olive green pants, just so it was easier for me to take 16 different pictures. But if you have an olive jacket, olive shirt, olive green dress or shoes or coat, all of these color combinations STILL WORK!
BLUE and DENIM with Olive Green
Blue is next to green on the color wheel, so of course they go together! You could do denim OR another shade of blue.
SIMILAR DENIM TOP | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | GOLDEN GOOSE SNEAKERS
GRAY and OLIVE GREEN
Gray is a perfect neutral that you may not think of right away, but works with literally everything. The coolness of the gray is a perfect contrast against the richer olive tone. I absolutely love this combo. If you have an olive green jacket, try it with a pair of gray jeans!
GRAY SWEATER | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | GOLDEN GOOSE SNEAKERS
NAVY BLUE and OLIVE
Here’s a super easy combo! And I even threw in a little stripe with this sweater to remind you that, YES, you can wear olive and stripes! They are a super classic match made in heaven.
SEZANE SWEATER | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR MADEWELL FLATS
SAGE GREEN and OLIVE GREEN
I love a monochromatic look, but I wouldn’t pair just any green with olive green. Sage green is soft and pretty, and looks great against olive. Neon or grass green would not. You could also try a really dark forest green – that could be gorgeous!
MADEWELL SWEATER | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS
PLUM with OLIVE GREEN
These rich colors are perfect when paired together. This is a very fall colored outfit, so I probably wouldn’t wear it in the spring, but I love how these two colors compliment each other.
PLUM MAURICES TOP | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS
BLUSH PINK and OLIVE GREEN
I have always loved blush and olive together! Olive green always feels more masculine, like military green, whereas blush pink feels so light and feminine, so it feels like a fun juxtaposition in an outfit.
PINK PUFFED SLEEVE TOP | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS
BLACK and OLIVE GREEN
Again, we all know that black can go with anything, but when I see black and olive together, it’s just so GOOD. It feels rich and striking and perfect.
SIMILAR PUFFED SLEEVE TOP| OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR BLACK ANKLE BOOTS
TAN and OLIVE GREEN
Tan is another color that’s neutral and goes with everything! You could do light tan, bright tan, darker brown…any of those will work well with olive green. I added a pop of leopard print just to add a little fun to the outfit.
SIMILAR HENLEY TOP | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | ROTHY’S FLATS
RUST or BURNT ORANGE with OLIVE GREEN
I was a little hesitant about pairing these together, because I didn’t want it to come off as “Halloween-ish,” but it totally doesn’t! I think keeping the orange color more brown-ish/red helps it feel more fall and less Halloween.
HENLEY BODYSUIT (color orange rust) | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR MADEWELL FLATS
HOT PINK with OLIVE GREEN
Hello!! This color combo is SPECTACULAR. I love how this outfit came together. I don’t think I would have thought of this, except that I had blush and olive in my mind, and was also thinking about Valentine’s Day this week. This is for sure a color combo I will wear again.
TURTLENECK SWEATER | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS
FLORALS and OLIVE GREEN
I’ve shared a lot of solid colors, but don’t forget that you can wear prints with olive green too! This floral pattern is perfect with an olive green jacket or skirt or pants.
SIMILAR FLORAL TOP | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS
WHITE and OLIVE GREEN
White goes with EVERYTHING…we all know this! But sometimes it’s easy to forget even the simplest combinations. This one is gorgeous, and I chose a top with a dramatic sleeve so it added a little more interest.
PUFF SLEEVE BODYSUIT | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS
MUSTARD YELLOW and OLIVE GREEN
Green and yellow are next to each other on the color wheel, so I obviously had to try the color combo! I chose a mustard yellow rather than a neon or canary or lemon yellow, and I love how it looks! Would you wear this??
MUSTARD TURTLENECK | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR MADEWELL FLATS
CREAM and OLIVE GREEN
If you’re feeling like something neutral but don’t want black or white, cream is a great option! It’s simple and pretty and easy.
LOFT SWEATER | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | MADEWELL LOAFERS
BURGUNDY and OLIVE
Burgundy and olive and both variations of traditional green and red, which are opposite each other on the color wheel and thus are complimentary colors. Definitely a good match, and gorgeous together!
MAURICES SWEATER (SIMILAR HERE) | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS
LILAC and OLIVE GREEN
I’ve been obsessed with this color combination since I put together THIS OUTFIT last year. It’s an unexpected but gorgeous color that I think everyone needs to try.
SIMILAR TOP | OLIVE GREEN PANTS (true to size) | MADEWELL LOAFERS
Similar Green Wide Leg Pants
If you’re looking for more options at different price points here are a few pants super similar to the ones I’m wearing above!
ALL GREEN WIDE LEG PANTS OPTIONS LINKED HERE
I hope this shows you just how versatile olive green can be! And remember, I just showed with pants, but you can take anything your closet in these colors and pair them together. Get creative!
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Ok, i need olive green pants now! Could you suggest some at DIFFERENT price points? Love all these looks!!
I LOVE this new series and was going to ask the same thing as Lynn, I would really appreciate links for other pant styles and price points!
This is a perfect combination.
can you please help with the sizing for the anthropology pants? is it the natural waist size? the website doesn’t give much info. thank you!