Color Combo to Try: Purple + Olive

A rich, jewel-toned purple glams up the otherwise utilitarian olive to create autumnal outfits that are practical and stylish.
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A rich, jewel-toned purple glams up the otherwise utilitarian olive to create autumnal outfits that are practical and stylish.
Color combo purple olive

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 in this series.

From jackets to jeans, olive seems to be everywhere this season, and one of our favorite colors to pair it with is purple. A rich, jewel-toned purple really glams up the otherwise utilitarian olive to create autumnal outfits that are equal parts practical and stylish.

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

Outfit #1

An anorak is such a fantastic fall staple and an easy way to jazz up a standard olive-hued one is by pairing it with a feminine purple blouse. Distressed boyfriend jeans keep things casual, while lace-up ankle booties are a trendy touch. Throw on a knit beanie and accessorize with a long pendant necklace to complete the ensemble.

Olive jacket, jeans, purple top, ankle boots

Product Info: Jacket- Amazon, Top- Target, Jeans- H&M, Shoes- Wet Seal, Necklace- LOFT, Hat- Nordstrom

Outfit #2

This next look is both laid-back and fashion-forward. Start with a cozy olive-toned frock, then pair it with some lacy tights in a muted purple shade. Add another dose of purple with a structured satchel. As far as footwear goes, classic riding boots continue the casual vibe. Lastly, accessorize with a few edgy stacked rings.

Olive dress, purple tights, purple satchel, riding boots

Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Rings- Nordstrom, Bag- Nordstrom, Tights- ModCloth, Shoes- Macy's

Outfit #3

If you're a bit wary about trying out this color combo, this outfit is a good way to ease into it. For the base of the outfit, wear a comfy cable knit sweater with some olive skinny jeans. Pointy-toe flats are a stylish addition to this campus-worthy ensemble, while vintage-esque drop earrings add a dose of glam. Finally, incorporate the purple into this look by wrapping a floral print scarf around your neck.

Olive jeans cable knit sweater purple scarf

Product Info: Sweater- Forever 21, Jeans- Piperlime, Earrings- ASOS, Scarf- LOFT, Shoes- ASOS

Outfit #4

On the other hand, if you're no stranger to rocking bold ensembles, this final look is for you! Pairing an olive green long-sleeved top with a bright purple skirt is a surefire way to make a statement this fall. To tone down the outfit a bit, add a pair of sheer black tights, as well as some menswear-inspired brogues. A jeweled necklace adds just the right amount of sparkle, while a dark purple nail polish adds the finishing touch.

Olive top, purple skirt, oxfords

Product Info: Top- Gap, Necklace- BaubleBar, Skirt- Brooks Brothers, Nail Polish- Deborah Lippmann, Tights- H&M, Shoes- JCPenney

What do you think?

Would you ever pair purple with olive? 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!