Color Crush for Fall: Olive Sarma

Happy Friday, friends! Today I’ve got two fall looks for you featuring Nordstrom made brands and one of my favorite colors for fall — olive. Or, more precisely, Olive Sarma.

I noticed that Nordstrom uses Olive Sarma to describe this shade of green, but I had no idea what sarma is, so I googled it. #inquiringminds

Evidently, sarma is a Turkish dish of cooked grape-vine leaves or other greens wrapped around a filling of grains and meat. Have you ever had it? It sounds delicious!

But this is a fashion blog, not a food blog, so let’s talk about these outfits.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Nordstrom’s best kept secret is their in-house brands. They’re very well priced for the level of quality, and they make a wide variety of styles for work and weekend.

This camo jacquard sweater is part of their Caslon line, known for effortless everyday classics. This sweater is 71% cotton, 29% nylon, so it’s very soft and comfortable and has no wool to aggravate sensitive skin.

This easy pullover is perfect for pairing with your favorite blue jeans and boots. I love the subtle nod to camo print with the contrasting solid-color ribbed trim.

It runs true to size or maybe a little big; you could size down if you want a closer fit.

Caslon also makes these tapered-leg chinos in Olive Sarma.

These casual pants are a nice break from my usual denim uniform, and they pair perfectly with this oversized v-neck sweater by Chelsea28.

I’ve shared this sweater once before with blue jeans and leopard flats for a casual weekend vibe, but I can see wearing this look with the olive chinos and snake print mules to work or church.

This sweater has been one of my go-tos this fall when I want to look relaxed but polished. The knit is the ultimate in softness, and the oversized silhouette with high/low hem is right on trend.

Unfortunately, the black recently sold out, but there are other colors available. (I’m wearing the small, for reference.)

If you’re looking for black, this dolman sleeve v-neck sweater is another nice choice. It’s shorter than the sweater I’m wearing, but it has the same effortless, everyday vibe, and it would look great with these pants.

These mules are the BP. brand, which does a great job with affordable, on-trend shoes and boots at a wallet-friendly price point.

But again… they sold out between the time I purchased them and when I got around to shooting this look. This seems to be a reoccurring theme. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Another good option would be these Treasure & Bond mules, which come in 4 colors including a similar snake print. Also, they’re 50% off!

Nordstrom even has their own line of jewelry, and this bezel stone station necklace adds sparkle and shine without overwhelming the simple outfit.

I wear it a lot when I want a delicate piece to fill an open neckline.

If you’re looking to refresh your fall wardrobe, be sure to check out the Nordstrom made brands. They have just about anything you could possibly need, at a variety of price points to fit almost any budget.

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for the Nordy Club so you can start earning rewards and get perks like free alternations credit and invitations to special events. And don’t forget about their free shipping and free returns, as well as the contactless curbside pickup option.

I hope this post gives you some fall style inspiration for work and weekend!

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photos: Alison Cornell