Olive + Black Outfit for Summer

Olive and black is a color combination I’ve always adored, I guess because it appeals to my classic style with a bit of an edge. While olive is not necessarily a neutral, it plays like one, so pairing it with black is a refreshingly chic way to create a neutral look.

This is the CALIA by Carrie Underwood Anywhere Woven Skirt that I featured in last week’s Try-On Haul.

I really like the details in this simple skirt… right down to the coppery tips on the waist tie. It also has pockets!

Plus, the material is thin and moisture-wicking so it’s comfortable on the hottest of days.

On top, I’m wearing the Everlane The Air Cami.

It’s also super lightweight and breathable. It has a relaxed fit with a rounded v-neckline and a curved hem — definitely a versatile closet essential because it can be worn alone or layered under a denim jacket or cardigan.

I rarely tuck my shirt in all the way around, but it seemed to work for this outfit. When I just did a front-tuck, it looked awkward from behind due to the rounded hemline.

With a full-tuck, I was able to blouse it out just enough to make the proportions work, and the elastic waist of the skirt allows me to set it exactly where I want it on my hips.

Both pieces run true to size; I’m wearing smalls.

I kept the look casual with my Cole Haan Anica sandals. These have a comfortable padded footbed and flexible ZeroGrand sole, and the leather straps are soft and supple. I highly recommend them to anyone who struggles with finicky feet.

While they don’t have a great amount of support, they’re flexible and well-padded, and you can adjust them to fit your feet so they’re very easy to walk in.

For accessories, I added my favorite Maui Jim sunnies and a few pieces of silver jewelry. Next time, I’d probably add one of my smaller pendant necklaces as well.

I’d wear this outfit anywhere I typically wear shorts or jeans and a tee. I like how it takes casual and comfortable up a notch.

Outfit Details:

black tank // olive skirt // sandals // earrings // bracelet // sunnies

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photos: Alison Cornell