Spring Olive Pants – Mini Haul & Try-On from Mark’s, Gap, Old Navy & BR

I’ve been obsessed with green and olive green for a few seasons now. But I realized recently I didn’t have a pair of casual olive green pants in my wardrobe to style this spring/summer.

So I went (mostly) online for a mini shopping haul at various retailers for a pair.

Olive pants are the perfect non-denim pants for a natural/relaxed capsule wardrobe. They also work well in a classic wardrobe, especially this season, as olive is one of the trending, more neutral colors.

Olive green pairs well with different colors and offers a great alternative to jeans.

Olive Green Pants Try-on Haul from 4 Different Brands

Below are the 5 different olive pants styles I tried. All are light and airy, and mostly cotton or linen materials for breathability.

For reference, I’m usually a size S or 27/28 in pants and stand 5’5″ tall with a squishy hourglass shape and a slightly shorter torso. I’ll link the pants and drop the size under each photo.

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mark’s Canada linen Pull-on Pants

Woman posing wearing a black/white striped t-shirt, cropped linen olive green pants and black sneakers.
Size S from Mark’s Canada

I’ve never shopped at Mark’s before and decided to pop inside after a jaunt to the nearby hardware store. I was specifically looking for olive cargo/utility pants.

They may not have had the pants I was looking for, but I did find these olive linen blend pull-ons with a wide, cropped leg.

I didn’t realize how many ‘regular’ women’s clothes they had, so I grabbed this olive pair and another one in a black/white striped version. I also snagged a pair of Levi’s shorts of clearance, but I digress…

In terms of fit, they are said to be high waidsted, but fit more mid-waist on me. But with the bigger elasticized band, it acts like a girdle on my belly fat area, so I took them home.

That said, the crotch area is really short and pulls in at the groin, so I hope I’m still within their 100-day return window to take these back!

BAnana Republic Olive Barrel Trousers

Woman posing wearing a black/white striped t-shirt, barrel shaped olive green pants and black sneakers.
Banana Republic size 4 Canada | USA

When I opened the package, I was appalled at the very thin material, considering these pants ru $150 Canadian, but my thoughts were short-lived.

The Avila Barrel Pants fit true to size and exceptionally well at the waist, while the slight barrel shape really accentuated my waist and was generally flattering.

They are a bit overly voluminous around the front pleats, which is my experience so far with front-pleated pants from BR and GAP. I find the extra-wide fit fun, but it might not be for everyone.

That said, I decided not to keep these because the delicate 72% cotton, 28% nylon fabric, would surely show any slight stain. Not practical, as I have kids and am clumsy, so that was a no, especially at the price-point.

Old NAvy Straight Leg Cotton Chinos

Woman posing wearing a black/white striped t-shirt, olive green pants and black sneakers.
Size S – Old Navy Canada | USA

I loved these as they’re perfect for high waists, easy to wear straight legs, and made of 98% cotton and 2% spandex.

They felt soft but sturdy, so I decided to keep them. Generally a great style to wear for school drop-offs, running errands, and working at my desk without looking frumpy.

That said, I did regret the choice because these stretch out REALLY badly, including at the knees after sitting at my desk. I feel the need to wash them after each wear to maintain their shape.

I would have definitely sized down, but even so, the fact that they have some elasticity but don’t ‘snap’ back really bothers me.

GAp linen Cargo Pants

Woman posing wearing a black/white striped t-shirt, wide leg olive green linen pants and black sneakers.
Size XS – GAP Canada | USA

I originally tried these on in an S, back in my Gap spring haul post, but returned them as they were way to large. But when they went back on sale, I snagged them in a size XS and they fit perfectly, as you can see.

They are a mix of linen/modal, which isn’t ideal as I prefer 100% linen, but I love the thickness of the material and the perfect drape and fit at the waist.

I kept these and they are the perfect look with the matching linen waistcoat for a relaxed, yet put-together spring outfit. Definitely recommend these.

Old NAvy Olive Cropped Chino Pant

Woman posing wearing a black/white striped t-shirt, cropped wide leg olive green pants and black sneakers.
SIze 4 – Old Navy Canada | USA

I was eyeing similar olive pants from Anthropologie, but between the price and having to import these into Canada, I opted out.

So when I say these more budget versions from Old Navy I snapped them up!

They fit true to my size 4, perfectly high waist and a sturdy 98% cotton and 2% spandex canvas material–definite keepers!

I haven’t worn these out yet, but I will update this post when I do, as I’m a little hesitant that they may not keep their shape like the other Old Navy chinos. Hoping for the best and will come back to review them.

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Which Spring Olive Green Pants Would You Choose?

If you are shopping for olive green pants for this coming spring/summer season, I hope I helped you on your search!

I will update this post after wearing more of these and washing them in the near future.

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