Whether you’re a celebrate-every-holiday-to-the-max type of person or prefer to pretend holidays like Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day are just like any other day of the year, it’s fun to use these holidays as an excuse to wear something festive.
On March 17 get ready to step out your door into a virtual Emerald City, where donuts are topped with green icing and adorned with rainbows, drinks are mixed with green food coloring and suddenly- at least for the day- everyone is Irish.
Since childhood we have been groomed to wear GREEN on St. Patrick’s Day or else.. duh duh duh.. get pinched.
Unsolicited pinches were the stuff my childhood nightmares were made of. Of course I always tried to sell the fact that my eyes were green so technically I was always wearing green but the ready-to-pinch grade-school boys never bought that which resulted in every St. Patrick’s Day becoming a day filled with as much childhood anxiety for me as “Friday Flip-up Day”.
Fast forward to adulting where, needless to say, come St. Patrick’s Day I don my best green’s and do my full Celtic redhead duty of wearing a totally unpinchable emsemble.
St. Patrick’s Day style doesn’t mean you have to gear up like a leprechaun, instead, why not opt for something a bit more, evergreen? Festive but subtle and totally unpinchable.
The key to wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day is to mix it with varying green hues to give your look depth. Depth and texture always equal style.
There are so many chic pieces in varying shades of green this season—from olive sweaters and kelly green dresses to shamrock skirts, tartan jackets and emerald printed maxi dresses. Use the full color range of vert hues to create a look using green that you could wear not just on St. Patrick’s Day but any day and then add a small understated piece that gives you “The Luck o’ the Irish“. A lucky coin necklace, charm bracelet or (in my case) shamrock sneakers.
Your St. Patrick’s Day look will be so legit that when Chad from accounting heads towards you with his pinchy little paws he’ll take one look and have to walk away pinch defeated. In your face Chad!
Slainte my Friends!
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