Neutral Know-How: Olive + Scarlet Red

Well friends, this marks outfit #10  in the Neutral-Know How Challenge.  We are half way there! In case you  missed the first post, for this challenge, I am using In Style Magazine’s Neutral Know-How Tear Outs (from the April issue), to style 20 looks using 5 neutral colors + InStyle’s suggested color parings.  So, that’s 5 neutrals, 4 color pairings each, 2o outfits!

Today’s look features olive and scarlet red.  This combination is one that I’ve always loved. Red and olive are just meant for each other, in my opinion.

You guys may have noticed I have a thing for camo print.  It’s not as bad as my leopard fixation, but it’s pretty close. LOL!   Much like leopard, I tend to think camo goes with EVERYTHING. I am currently on the hunt for an authentic, or at least an authentic looking camo jacket.  I think my best bet is going to be a surplus store.  Anyway, I think pairing the camo pants with a super feminine scarlet lace tee is super fun and unexpected…and dare I say sexy?  I just love the look! This is actually one of the looks I put together in my mind when I first started the challenge, and last Wednesday it was finally cool enough outside to wear it.

H&M Top (similar in other colors here, here, here)| Old Navy Camo Pants (similar here & here)| Steve Madden Pumps (similar here & here) | Bag c/o Handbag Heaven | Jewelry via AmericasMart

And, about this shirt…it is a constant reminder of the meaning of compromise! Fab and I have had our disagreements about sheer shirts in the past, but generally he just ignores what I’m wearing even if he doesn’t like it.  I personally think that it is possible to wear a sheer top with a bra tastefully.  He doesn’t agree, but he lets it ride…but THIS shirt was his breaking point. LOL! I attempted to walk out the house last year wearing this shirt with a black bra underneath, and he was not having it. LOL!!  He really put his foot down.  I guess it was something about the lace that set him off.  Hehe.  At first I was OUTRAGED that he would even attempt to tell me what I could and could not wear…you know how we are ladies…we go into our “I’m a grown-a** woman” thing instinctively.  Fast forward a year, and I happily pulled my lace tee over a nude cami kept it moving.  I guess you can chalk it up to maturity or growth in our relationship (at that point we had only been living together for about 5 or 6 months).  Whatever the case may be, I learned that compromising on small things is essential to making your partner feel comfortable and secure.  He ignores my semi-sheer blouses, and I wear a cami under lace.  It works.

Thanks for stopping by!! XOXO.

The Fashionista Next Door

 

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20 Responses to “Neutral Know-How: Olive + Scarlet Red”

  1. I actually really love this combination of red and khaki/military green.
    Just looks so rich together.

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  2. Chioma A. says:

    cute and interesting pairing! I love camo too! :))

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  3. Carsedra says:

    This is a really cute color combination!! Love those heels!
    LOL at your husband, it's good that you two could come to a compromise!!

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  4. Great pairing!! Something about your accessories that really set the outfit off and I’m loving your curls in these pics!
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  5. Tia says:

    Great compromise! Love the combination!!!

  6. askniab says:

    When I saw the tip on pairing olive, my fatigue skirt NEVER CAME TO MIND! Great post and thanks for sparking the "outside of the box" thinking. love it!
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  7. joyandsunshine says:

    I really like this look: the contrasts (feminine vs. masculine, dressy vs. casual) and textures are so interesting. I wear my olive cargo pants with everything from tailored jackets to denim vests, but I never thought about camo…(adding fatigues to my shopping list…) Thanks for the inspiration!
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  8. Kim says:

    This is an amazing combo…love the lace top!!!
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  9. Rita says:

    HAHA! I love the little snippet at the end! He just didn't want everyone to see his woman's good all out there in the open LOL! I love camo too. My FAVORITE pair of camo capris are sadly in a Costa Rica landfill somewhere as I wore them the day of my accident down there and they had to…. CUT THEM to get to my leg :( Even through the pain I was thinking: " If I soak these quickly, I can get that out" LMAO! I almost asked if I could just change into some shorts first so they didn't have to cut them, smh…

  10. Channing in The City says:

    I think I want to try my hand at wearing camo pants, love yours. You and your boo are so cute with the clothing compromise!
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  11. Katou says:

    I love hwo mixed colors and that lace red top oh amazing..
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  12. I love it! I apologize if my comments show up twice. I don't know what happened to the first or second one.
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  13. Kristin says:

    That is indeed a gorgeous color combo!
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  14. Love. Thanks for sharing.

  15. sharon says:

    Hey there! My name is sharon from ct and like u I’m a lover of style and fashion. I was reading ur post and noticed u are in need of a camo jacket which I happen 2 have an extra (please don’t ask why lol) anyways I’m willing 2 send it 2 u if u give me ur address…I think ur blog is fab! Keep doing what ur love 2 do…blessings!

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  17. Great outfit! I LOVE camo, too! I've been on the hunt off and on since forever for a pair of camo pants. I have a pair of Free People cargo pants in a greyish-black corduroy but no camo print. Gonna still search. I want a pair of cargo boyfriend shorts, too but I can probably find those in the men's section…lol.

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