In college, I had a green shirt that said “Kiss Me I’m Irish.” I’m about one-eighth Irish, so I figured I could get away with it. I admit I’m smitten with cheesy St. Patrick’s Day shirts with little Leprechauns on it. However, I also like to purchase green attire that I can wear more than one day out of the year. Here are a few St. Patrick’s Day fashion ideas!
Vibrant Green Dresses
On March 17, a beautiful green dress is the easiest way to look the part. A pattern and shorter hemline will help you from looking like a four-leaf-clover. This Outdoor Arpeggios Dress in jade has a floral lace pattern and ladylike shape. It’s perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner date. If you are wearing an all green dress, stay away from green accessories. Instead, stick to black or metallic (gold or bronze) open toed shoes.
Green pants with a Neutral Top
Colored jeans, jeggings and cords are all over the place. You can be subtle with some moss or army green colored pants. However, these vibrant J Crew toothpick cords in hammock green are festive for St. Patrick’s Day. Pair either one with a basic black tee or tank top; or, take it up a notch with a silky black blouse. This Fury button down blouse is sure to match any green pants you have. You can finish this outfit off with a pair of simple black flats, boots or heels.
Green accessories are an easy way to St. Patrick-tize a little black, white or grey dress. Stand out with this vibrant jade crossbody bag from Volcolm. Add a little more St. Patrick’s Day flair with a pair of green pumps or flats. If that’s not enough green for you, you might add a statement necklace with jade or emerald stones. I like this inexpensive bib necklace from Forever 21.
For When It’s Cold
Living in Southern California, sometimes I forget that it is still cold in mid-March in the rest of the country. A great jacket will keep you warm and prevent you from getting pinched. You can go for the laid-back, cool girl look with a military jacket. Or turn heads in a long, kelly green lady coat from Calvin Klein. If you’re planning to take your jacket off, don’t forget to wear something green underneath.
This year, I won’t be wearing any “Kiss me I’m Irish” shirts. After all, I’m trying to be stylish for St. Patrick’s Day.
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