Green For Life: 3 reasons why Olive is the new Black

Have you heard? It’s official. Olive green is the new black. It’s a little known fact in the fashion world, but olive is a great neutral. You can dress it up with a burgundy head scarf and gold accessories, or go casual with your favourite camo jacket and tan boots. Give it a try and you’ll soon discover it’s one of the most versatile colours around.

Want an added bonus? All skin tones can wear it beautifully, from the warmest to the ice-coolest.

So, in the interest of keeping your looks fresh as a spring breeze, let’s take a look at 3 reasons why olive green is the new must-have hue.

1. Spring Street Style

Here at MYWALIT, we’re not the only ones crushing on olive this season.

In their “definitive guide to navigating in the endless world of colors”, Vogue has declared olive green as one of the must-have colours for your staple wardrobe. Up and down the catwalk, they find green to be the hue du jour across many designers.

From runway to rue, green is also a regular feature on the streets at Milan fashion week, so Elle finds. Amsterdam based influencer Linda Tol regularly shows off an all-green look with an effortlessly cool mix of fabrics in olive tones.

Who What Wear confirms this trend with their declaration with their outfit proposals that prove that olive green goes with pretty much anything. We heart the olive blazer.

2. Serene in Green

The colour green is synonymous with nature and we often associate it with a feeling of being soothed and rested, says an article on color psychology by

Just think, the next time you’re scrambling to finish a work presentation with a 9am deadline, the colour of your outfit could be key to helping you keep your cool!

Even the entertainment industry has caught on to the soothing power of green. “Green is often used in decorating for its calming effect. For example, guests waiting to appear on television programs often wait in a “green room” to relax.


 photo credit: Adriana Hanna

3. Colour all’Italiano

Admittedly, we may be a little biased, but here at MYWALIT we think everyone needs a little Italy in their lives.

We’ve gone back to our roots this season to bring you colours inspired by our Italian heritage.

New Olive puts this versatile hue centre stage, paired with a blush pink that’s a perfect match for all your spring looks.

Inspired by our iconic double flap wallet design (not to mention a huge hit in the office), we think our Perugia Flapover is the perfect statement piece for everyday outfits.


How does the colour green make you feel? What are your favourite ways to wear olive green?

Have we convinced you to make some space in your all-black wardrobe? Let us know in the comments below!