Red + Olive

red olive color pairing atlantic pacific blair edieNothing makes me happier than discovering a new color combination.

(Well, the fig macarons from Trader Joe’s might make me temporarily happier, but it’s fleeting…)

Blair Edie of ATLANTIC-PACIFIC blog totally nailed this red and olive winter-appropriate combo. I generally pair a saturated color (like red) with a mellower or neutral hue, but this bold combination just works even for the color averse, like me.

For those of you that spend their days in an office environment, how great is this work-appropriate look even during winter’s coldest days? Sure beats that boring black puffer coat you’ve been wearing.

red and olive color combination street style blair edie atlantic-pacific blog

Get The Look:
Coat – Keepsake The Label
Pants – Topshop
Shoes – Steve Madden (Blair’s Christian Louboutins can be found on sale HERE!)
Bag – Samuji
Sunglasses – Quay

Since the red + olive color pair is fairly bold on its own, it’s best to keep the rest of your accessories understated in neutral shades. While Blair opts for a classic brown saddle bag (her’s is GUCCI), a black bag, or even one in taupe/cream would be equally striking.

Here are a few more red + olive pieces that I love on their own or worn together!

Shop The Look:


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  • Reply Jeanne January 12, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I have to say I was rocking the red and olive look since the 80s when Limited had some great designs and color palette of mock turtlenecks and cool pants. I think it was their Outback line. I had the tomato shade top and olive pants. It was very 80s, but in many ways so much more interesting than the palette the stores are pushing these days. The last time I wore a muted red sweater and dark khaki j crew pants, I got compliments. Dark Khaki is kind of a slight variation on the olive theme. That said, I am a neutral girl at heart. BUT, I think that red and olive are neutral and not that bold. For example, to me,black and white is a more jarring combination and much bolder. Same with home décor. A pop of muted red in a room is lively and still neutral to my eye. Throw in black and white and it’s a different story. Anyway, thanks for the repost of Blair–I was drooling over that coat yesterday, and it is no longer available. The whole look was me, minus the stiletto CLs –LOL!

    • Reply scompiseno January 12, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Hi Jeanne! Playing with color is definitely something I’m trying to do more of… it’s a work in progress in 2016.

      I DO love that red coat though… I linked to a really close dupe that is currently selling for $184 with an additional 20% off if you are a first time customer of BNKR (which I imagine most people are). I just looked and all sizes are still available. Check it out if you haven’t already!

      XO, Stella

  • Reply Jeanne January 13, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Thanks Stella, I think I am going to look into the Trina Turk at Nordstrom. I think the cape on the BNKR might be wearing me instead of me wearing the same. It’s pretty though.

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