By and large, I don’t consider myself the sort of person to walk down the street in a ridiculous outfit. There’s an exception to every rule, though, and only a really heartless person would argue that there’s never a good reason to engage in such behavior.
I’m not a really heartless person. To my way of thinking, there are two days a year when you can wear whatever you want in public and no one has the right to judge you: Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day. The latter of these holidays is, of course, fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to dress this year.
Leprechaun costumes are, of course, a classic, and I would be remiss not to provide an overview of this category first. For a more reserved look (if a leprechaun costume can ever be considered reserved), you might want to try this, whereas this would be a good choice for the wilder among you.
A Rainbow Theme
A rainbow-themed outfit is also a fun and festive choice for St. Patrick’s Day, with the added benefit being that you can play it up or down depending on how crazy you want to get. You could go all-out, or simply accessorize with rainbows should you not want to overwhelm anyone.
A Green Theme
Similar to a rainbow-themed outfit, a green-themed outfit also works well. Some may think it’s cliché, but holidays are all about embracing clichés, so don’t let that hold you back. Besides, there are plenty of ways to incorporate green into your outfit in fun and original ways. I recommend wearing a green accessory that would normally never be found in that color-boots, for instance.
If you want something that stands out a little more, dressing up a four-leaved clover strikes me as a good idea. You might not be able to fit through doors all that easily, though, so you may want to avoid that if you don’t have the day off.
The Beverage Costume
Lastly, simply dressing up as beer has become increasingly popular on St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s certainly a fun idea. Try a costume like this.
Whatever you wear, though, make sure you have fun! St. Patrick’s Day only comes once a year, after all.