A Comprehensive St. Patrick's Day Style Guide - Look You're Best In Green
St. Patrick’s Day is coming quickly and brings with it the pictures of shamrocks, leprechauns, and pots of gold. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has now become an international celebration of the Irish culture with dances, parades, festivities, special foods and a whole lot of green!
To help you with some inspiration on wearing green and gold on March 17 without looking like a leprechaun, we provide this style guide.
Main Pieces in Green and Gold
Opt for a gingham mint-green dress for a casual St. Patrick’s Day look. Those who are work-bound can go for green pencil pants or mini skirt in Venetian green. You can even get a bright green cardigan or grab a leather skirt in green with gold zipper accents for an edgier look.
Choose a green skirt in your favorite style or a tank top to pair with your favorite pants. You can even find a crew neck t-shirt with gold button embellishments to style perfectly for the day. Such a top can either be worn with jeans or with a skirt for a day at the office.
To look different from the crowd, when putting on something green add a gold accent. Golden pieces need not be reserved for nighttime events. A textured rose gold tee can make an amazing daytime festive look when paired with skinny jeans or dress pants. You can even choose a metallic skirt and style it to suit a day or night time look. For the St. Patrick’s Day parade, pair it with a tailored top in a neutral color like black, grey or white and avoid wearing sparkling jewelry pieces.
Have a cozy, chic and comfortable St. Patrick’s Day with a longline metallic sweater. To have a statement piece that you can wear after the holiday, look for some floral design shorts with golden stitching. You can also invoke the pot of gold with something that has a pop of yellow. Get a dress with layers of yellow and metallic to achieve the perfect St. Patrick’s Day look.
To look super sleek at the parade, try a tailored green peacoat. You can style it with white jeans to wear a fresh look appropriate for the spring.
Add a green statement coat to a clean, modest baseline for a chic holiday look. Wear the coat over the shoulders to put on a street style star look. Get a jewel-toned pencil skirt to make your holiday look work-appropriate.
Color block green with navy or gold to get a jewel-toned look perfect for a holiday party.
To channel your inner Boho-chic lover, go for a furry, wheatgrass colored overcoat over a baseline of a simple sweater top and boot cut trousers.
For the edgiest look at the parade, bring leather into the spring with a moto jacket in a bright color like green.
Accessories in Green
For the makeup that matches the theme of St. Patrick’s Day, you can get an eye-catching liner in forest green. For the daytime look, you can choose any shade of deep green, brown or blue.
You can complement your look with a green scarf perfect for carrying you into the spring. You can also pick a bow tie in green to add to the charm. Carry the holiday charm forward with a green bracelet available in a wide variety to choose from. You can also get a green-gold clutch to carry your essentials and keep up the holiday spirit.
An accessory with a pop of color can update your look instantly. Get an emerald oversized chain necklace to complement any softer hue.
Consider a DIY project to add gold tips to your favorite ballet flats and make them parade ready. Non-DIY options include a pair of golden flats. You can even use your creativity to give a gold treatment to your nails with golden nail paint.
Get a golden belt to wear year-round after the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. You can opt for a golden without a spark to suit day and night time looks.
You can find various options for green and gold blended headbands to fulfill your serious wish for a covetable headwear piece. You can also find a huge variety of shamrock earrings at many stores in different styles to suit your preferences – studs, danglers, sparky, and gold.
Men’s St. Patrick’s Day Style Tips
Here are some tips for men to help them get into the party spirit while staying on the right side of stylish.
Green is the color associated with the Irish but like other things style-related, you can go with less is more. Instead of covering yourself from head to toe in green, you can go for something unexpected like a bottle green scarf or a pair of khaki trainers.
There is nothing wrong in following the lead of Irish performers who adopt suits as their daily armor. You can add a twist by replacing the shirt and tie with a tee and the brogues with trainers to stay away from looking overdressed.
The easiest way that never fails is simply wearing a piece of green knitwear. Make sure you look for a classy khaki or military green sweater which blends seamlessly with your wardrobe and becomes a part of your daily wear.
We can’t all be Irish but we can definitely celebrate like them on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether fun, classic or fashionable, you can find something to match the theme color of the holiday without having to compromise your style.