What is the colour that dutch women are afraid to wear right now? Whilst reviewing luxury hotels here in Amsterdam. I visited my favourite dutch fashion brand called Vanilia. I was so excited to see their collection of olive green. It has not sold at all because women from Holand are not liking it. Here are my style tips on how to accessorise your olive green dress.
The Dutch women are tall and mostly blonde. So this warm colour is easy to wear as an Italian, olive skin tone person like myself. Why did the brand choose such a challenging colour? Could it be the name that is not working? This dress is called Jurk button dress under a subheading, fresh greens?
You can read the power of wearing olive green below. This is me in the boutique trying on the dress. This is a random moment when a dutch lady is trying on the same colour. She did buy it but was sure how to wear the accessories. Red clogs Made In Italy, is a nice casual way of wearing these dresses. Red lipstick looks brilliant as well.
Make sure you wear a supportive bra. I forgot to put one on! It looks flattering with a bra with women like me that have big breasts, due to the style, fabric and fitting cut of the dress.
This is a stretch cloth, so if you are in the early stages of your pregnancy. Or if you are a petite lady who is pregnant. This dress looks fabulous with a large or bulging tummy. Due to the stretch viscose with rib patterns, it is a robust dress to wear during and after having the baby. You can’t breastfeed in it though.
My pandemic colour is olive green, It is my renaissance colour. my rebirth colour as I am turning fifty.
Olive green has to be worn with warm and strong earthy colours such as my Maylasian bamboo necklace. Don’t over accessorise olive green or any green. Keep it bold and simple. Listen to how you can spot real Italian coral accessories.
Medusa Leather Belt
Belt buckles are a hugely powerful statement to wear green with. Natural tan colours look fabulous and effortlessly chic with this dress.
I am wearing both accessories to give you an example of what you can do. Though, I will only wear the medusa belt or coral necklace.
The length and thick fabric which is made in Holland is why this dress can actually be worn all year round. This brand always puts pockets with their dresses. This makes perfect practical dutch sense.
They also do alterations within some of their boutiques in Holland.
The penthouse terrace here in Amsterdam, thanks to Hotel De Vitt.
Be Inspired By Food
If you are unsure of olive green or green in general? Just look at what you eat to give you more colour teaming ideas.
How many times do you eat avocado during the warmer months. Look what naturally matches the colour green.
Just go up a shade or three when wearing olive green.
Look at all the colours that team with green.
Gold plated and gold look fabulous with green.
The ring is by NKB, London. Geometrical shapes look fabulous strong with green.
That pink hair tie, works well with this colour too.
Green Moss Blanket
Get bespoke knitwear made this winter in green.
Olive Green Leather Tassel Bag
I had this made in Tuscany Italy. Using vegetable tanning. Again how well dows this olive green look even whilst in Venice at the famous San Marco square sipping coffee at the Florian cafe.
Noticed the dusty pink flower roses and how well this colour goes with green.
It comes down to personal choice and how you are feeling right now. Long hair seems to be very popular here in Italy.
Burnt orange and red go so well with olive green. As I am turning fifty my lifestyle is all about living in the moment. On this occasion, it’s a sunset in Amsterdam.
I survived covid 19, mental health when it comes to wearing olive green is why I am living a stress-free life. But it is hard work. As I lie in my bed, peering at the city view. I am so excited to be turning fifty. It is a time to thank that I have lived life this long.