Fashion over 50: Olive Green Jacket

I don’t know what it’s like this week in your part of the world, but here in Georgia it’s been like winter again.  We got all comfortable with warmer weather coming along and then, BAM, it’s cold again!  Talk about hard to know what to wear. It’s days like this that make it hard to dress the right way and this week I’ve been putting on the sweaters again.  I’m sure this cold snap will be gone in a few days, but it sort of took us by surprise after the balmy spring days we were having in the last couple of weeks.  Lots of sunshine and spring temps. Today’s outfit is a good one for in between days.  I love a spring jacket for layering and this one fits the bill. I’ve been seeing this olive green color on lots of younger blogs lately and thought to myself, I need one of those, so I bought one from another blogger’s link, who always looks great and I really do love it!

I  like the color because it mixes well with most neutrals, like navy, tan, or even gray.

I wore the striped J Crew top tucked into my Old Navy skinny jeans (these are the high-waisted ones) and my tan suede booties. It has a zippered front and tabs up top to close it up if it’s windy.

I read that it runs big and to order down a size so I did get the XS size instead of Small like I normally would. It fits well and is good for thinner shirts or T’s underneath, but I wouldn’t wear anything bulky under it, it would be too tight if I did.  If you have broad shoulders, you may want to go with your normal size, as it does have side tabs that can be pulled in to make it more fitted around the waist.  If you like a more fitted jacket, then size down, but if you like extra room for sweaters or whatever underneath, then get your regular size. The tabs help to make it fitted anyway.

I love the generous pockets and this olive green color is right on trend for spring.  I’ve been wanting one of these, so happy to add it to my wardrobe.  It works great for a casual day out with sneakers too. I’ve really enjoyed my Chuck’s Shoreline sneaks for every day outings. You can see a few links (affiliate links) below of what I’m wearing here.  Thanks as always for stopping by Fashion over 50, I’m always happy to see y’all on Wednesdays!  Here’s to more spring-like weather coming our way soon.


- Rhoda


  1. I love the jacket too! Looks great!

  2. I have this exact jacket and love it. I do have broad shoulders so glad I didn’t size down. It was fine to wear a few weeks ago but this week I’ve had to pull out something heavier. Hoping the spring temps return soon to NC!

  3. Cute outfit. You look ready for a day of fun!

  4. Barbara Hunnicutt Moore says

    Great jacket!

  5. So cute and casual! I’ve had a similar jacket for two or three years and love it! I really like yours paired with the blue and white striped top.

  6. Rhoda, I really like your new olive jacket and the way you’ve styled it in these outfits. It works almost like a neutral color, doesn’t it? Also, I like those Chuck Taylor ‘Shoreline’ sneakers on you… I think it’s because they’re lower cut, so they look slimmer than regular sneakers. Just wondering… with the elastic at the back, do you find that they stay in place on your heels pretty well? Did you buy your normal size?
    By the way, I’ve enjoyed your posts on your recent trips! Thanks!

    • Hi, Dianne, thanks so much! I love those Chucks and I bought my regular size of 8 1/2 and the elastic stays up great. They are comfy!

  7. Cute outfit! Like both pairs of shoes…gives each outfit a little different vibe.

  8. I despise olive green, but what you’re wearing doesn’t look olive to me! It’s much, much lighter than what I consider olive green to be. I truly consider olive to be the color of olives! Is my monitor off or is your jacket truly a much prettier grayish light green?? It’s very cute!

  9. I found something similar in the junior section of TJ Maxx and I just love it! I struggle with olives but this one works. My husband liked it so much, he had me find a similar one for him. A week later, we picked up our college aged daughter at the airport and just had to laugh…she had one too!

    • Hey, Ellen, I love that story! Bet your daughter was impressed with her stylish parents!

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.