I Don’t Believe Red Is “Over”, But This Expensive-Looking Colour Trend Feels Much Fresher


As spring time takes the helm, I, like many others, feel ready for a bit of a refresh. Eager to shake off winter’s cobwebs, I’m utilising the new-season’s boost of energy to revive my tired wardrobe with some thoughtful spring-ready additions.

As such, I’m newly inspired to work with a natural colour palette that feels a little more grounded and versatile, but lighter lift than the colours I’ve found myself wearing these past few months. Whilst the red colour trend offered some respite here, I’ve started to find myself looking for new colours to incorporate into my outfits. Right on cue, the seasonal switch is seeing a pickup in the understated and elegant olive green colour trend, and I’m here for it.

Linda Tol styles an olive green blazer with tan mules and black trousers.

In a warm, earthy hue, the olive green colour trend is one of the easiest new-season shades to tap into, regardless of your style. Wearing well with the blacks and greys that dominate a minimalistic wardrobe, now that spring is officially underway, I’ll be styling it with buttery yellows and bright whites to add some dimension to my a transeasonal looks.

Ever ahead of the crowd, Katie Holmes embraced the trending tone this week as she stepped out in New York wearing black trousers, kitten-heel slingbacks and a relaxed jacket in, you guessed it, olive green. Her look is perfect for now and, when summer rolls around, I can picture Holmes wearing the same olive piece with her favourite denim shorts and skirts.

Katie Holmes styles an oversized jacket in an olive green shade.

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Sweeping through the S/S ’24 collections late last year, the fashion colour trend was spotted across the likes of Ami, Celine, JW Anderson, Jil Sander and many more. Styled frequently with similar khaki tones as well as with splashes of yellow and cool cream shades, the new neutral retained a polished edge across the board.

Model on the Jil Sander SS '24 runway show wearing an olive green outfit.

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Whilst any millennial will tell you they still hold a soft spot for the utilitarian khaki jackets that dominated wardrobes across the early ’10s, this season shade is doing so much more. Painted on handbags, shoes, dresses and bags, every item you can image has been treated to the olive green touch for spring 2024.

Influencer styles an olive green dress.

To shop the new season colour trend thats on the rise right now, read on to discover our edit of the best olive green clothes and accessories on the market.