Swapping Black for Dark Olive

Date Posted:7 October 2021 


For many of us, opting for black is a habit that we just can't seem to kick. Perhaps we know it's not our best colour and constantly take steps to replace the black in our wardrobes, but it just keeps creeping back in.

We've taken one of our most versatile styles, the bamboo Pocket Pant in dark olive and discussed how this shade can easily fit into your summer capsule wardrobe, without the use of black. Although they are available in black, our Pocket Pants in dark olive are just as versatile and flattering due to their dark shade, but also have a warmer and less serious feel. This practical shade will pair back with almost anything in your wardrobe, working best with natural and earthy tones like creams, beige, navy, rust, tans, browns, greys, different shades of green and of course, black, and white. While bamboo is great paired together, teaming it (especially in earthy tones) with summery fabrics like cotton blends, linens and other woven materials will keep your look feeling fresh and elevated.

Matching back with just about any styled top in the Bamboo Body collection, the Pocket Pants are great for the frequent traveller but also for anyone who likes a minimal yet hardworking wardrobe. With four functional pockets and an adjustable length, the Pocket Pants can be worn full or 7/8th depending on the occasion, weather, and your height. Simply wear buttoned up for casual comfort or wear full and show off the tapered leg for work or a special occasion.

If limiting on black is your dilemma, keep on scrolling as dark olive will soon become the wardrobe foundation you won't be able to live without this season! We run through how you can style the dark olive Pocket Pants to take you on weekend adventures, into the work week, all the way through to special spring events. 



Weekend Adventures

Scoop Singlet (White) / Eadie Top (Stripe) / Belle V Neck Tee (Navy)
Accessorise with: Button up the Pocket Pant and pair them with sandals and a wide-brimmed woven hat.



Create a Jumpsuit


Sophie Top (Dark Olive) / Carter Tunic Top (Dark Olive)
Accessories with: Wear the Pocket Pant either buttoned up or full. Team it with wedges and a long-line necklace.



Weekday Rotations


 3/4 Sleeve St Tropez (White) / Taylor Ribbed Top (Cream) / Ada Boatneck Top (White)
Accessorise with: Wear the Pocket Pant full length. Add simple accessories and a pair of neutral coloured low block heels.



Event Ready


Mara Top (White) / Woven V Neck Blouse (OPS) / Relaxed Singlet (White)
Accessorise with: Unbutton the Pocket Pant and finish off your look with statement earrings and a funky heel.



Comments (2)

Love the colour

By: on 7 October 2021
Love the colour! But is there any chance of doing them in the soft line slouch pants??? Any other new colour would be nice. I love the feel and comfort, but black and navy is not a big enough choice! And bring back the dolman sleeve top!! Bamboos biggest fan!

Bamboo Body Response
Hi Steph! Thanks for your feedback, we'll definitely take it into consideration when designing future collections! We will be releasing our new collection in the coming weeks which includes the Dolman Top, Summer Slouch Pant and Essential Pants in a fresh new shade x

Love the olive green colour but…..

By: on 7 October 2021
As a tall woman & size 16….I would really appreciate your pants & tops just being a bit longer…..is that at all possible

Bamboo Body Response
Hi Rhonda, thanks for getting in touch! We're always trying to expand our styles and get the widest variety for each piece so all customers are catered for. You may like to consider our Essential Pants and Luxe Pants, which come in 3 lengths; petite, regular and long. Our Rachelle Top, Mara Top and Carter Tunic are also longer in length. Thank you for your feedback - we'll take this into consideration when designing future collections. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything else we can help with x

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