10 ways to wear Olive pants

top // jeans // booties

top // cardigan // leopard loafers

chambray shirt // booties

cardigan // top // booties

cardigan // top // booties

faux leather jacket // top // booties

sweater (similar) // booties

chambray shirt // vest // shoes

cardigan // top // leopard loafers

faux leather jacket // top // jeans // booties

 

Have you ever found something you really liked but had to seriously debate with yourself whether or not to spend the money?

Sometimes when I love a piece but it’s more that I want to spend, I’ll be bold and decide to invest in it. But it has to meet a few criteria, first.

I have to think of a variety of ways to use it. If it’s a piece of clothing, I have to be able to think of at LEAST 10 ways I could style it. Most of the clothes I have (probably 90%) are neutrals, so that’s not typically too hard. If it’s a BIG investment, I ask myself what I’m willing to get rid of in order to replace it with this new piece. That way I really know I love it, as I try to only keep things in my closet that I love.

I also agree with myself that I will make sure it gets its use, so I make an attempt to wear it multiple times in a month to make myself feel better.

I did get these busted knee jeans with store credit, but they were more than I’d typically spend on something that I consider “trendy” because of the design. Who knows how long they will be in style?! But I knew they would go with SO MUCH in my closet, so I took the leap.

If you love the olive green, but want a more conservative pair, I also found this pair and this pair that are super similar without the distressing.

I wanted to round up 10 different ways I’ve thought to style these jeans and pass on some style inspo to you if you’re wondering how to get more use out of the olive pants (or something similar) in your closet. Everything featured besides the jeans I already had in my closet, and they’re some of my favorite pieces in my rotation. There are 14 pieces spread through the 10 outfits.

Side note: I just got these black booties recently and am OBSESSED with them. They’re so cute, and the wedge heel makes them really easy to walk in!

What is a piece you’ve invested in that you love?

XO,

Dani

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We don’t need to overthink things so much. It just causes unnecessary stress. I do like to plan ahead because it saves me time, but I also should have realized sooner that the dress I was trying to make work just wasn’t working. Even though I love that dress, it doesn’t flatter me how I want it to and it might be time to let it go. Don’t be afraid to let go of things that don’t give you exactly what you need. You don’t have to settle, something else will always come along. Or you probably already have something else in your closet (or life, this isn’t limited to clothes!) that’s even better than what you’re trying to make work!
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By removing the things and people that don’t make me happy, I have more time and energy for the things that do that I used to put off and not prioritize like I should have. We spend so much of our lives being “busy”. But what are we busy with? Most of it is actually unimportant when you break it down. .

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