Color Combo to Try: Olive + Coral

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If you ever find yourself stuck in a style rut, playing with fun new color combinations is a great way to liven up your wardrobe. In this series, we feature unique and unexpected color combinations, then give you stylish outfit ideas so you can try out these color combos yourself. For more color-centric outfit ideas, be sure to check out our previous posts on combining Red + PinkMint + MustardPeach + GrayOrange + Blue and Fuchsia + Teal.

Green and pink are two of the season's hottest colors and for this post, we decided to combine them to create a unique color combination that's perfect for fall. Olive green is popular right now thanks in part to the military-inspired trend and it looks spectacular when paired with a soft coral pink. Coral really helps to make an otherwise drab olive pop for a modern, fashion-forward look.

Need some outfit ideas before you rock this color combo? Simply scroll on down to check out four fall-appropriate outfits featuring coral and olive:

Outfit #1: Campus Casual

This first outfit is a great way to try this color combo with your favorite pair of jeans and a comfy t-shirt. Start by pairing black skinny jeans with a gray graphic tee, then add an olive green utility jacket. Next, add some color with a gorgeous coral scarf and a matching pair of comfortable flats. For the finishing touch, mix-and-match several stacked rings for a stylish and low-key outfit to wear on campus this semester.

olive and coral outfit 1


Product Info: Scarf- ModCloth, Jacket- Forever 21, Rings- Topshop, Jeans- Charlotte Russe, Shoes- Lulu's, Tee- Topshop

Outfit #2: Laid-Back Glam

If you have a more girly sense of style, this next outfit is for you! Try pairing a printed coral dress with some olive green tights for a cute and colorful look. Next, add a cozy cream-colored sweater and a pair of knee-high brown boots, which help make this outfit perfect for autumn. Accessorize with a cool gold headband and a pair of olive-colored drop earrings for a fashion-forward outfit that works on or off campus.

olive and coral outfit 2


Product Info: Dress- People Tree, Headband- Nasty Gal, Cardigan- Miss Selfridge, Earrings- Fantasy Jewelry Box, Tights- ModCloth, Shoes- boohoo.com

Outfit #3: Comfy & Chic

For the next look, pair a striped coral-and-white sweater with a pair of slouchy olive green cropped trousers. Add tan lace-up oxfords and a braided belt for a practical, yet stylish look. Finally, accessorize with a pair of classic rose gold aviators and some gorgeous feathered earrings for a menswear-inspired look with a boho touch.

olive and coral outfit 3


Product Info: Top- Wet Seal, Sunglasses- Topshop, Earrings- Miss Selfridge, Shoes- amazon.com, Pants- Forever 21, Belt- Madewell

Outfit #4: Classic with a Twist

The last outfit is the dressiest of the bunch, but could easily work for day or night depending on the occasion. Pair some coral-colored floral print shorts with a silky white button-up blouse for a classic, yet modern look. A dark olive blazer and sheer tights create polish, while taupe ankle booties add a chic touch. Add a long gold necklace for a fashion-forward look that incorporates olive and coral.

olive and coral outfit 4


Product Info: Blazer- boohoo.com, Blouse- H&M, Necklace- Kohl's, Shoes- Wallis, Shorts- Threadscence, Tights- John Lewis

What do you think?

Would you wear olive and coral together? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? How would you wear these colors together? What other color combos would you like to see featured here? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!