St. Patrick’s Day is just over the rainbow–er, right around the corner–and we are so ready to get out and celebrate after this 18-year-long winter. Whether you’re heading out to watch a parade with family or kicking off the weekend with friends, you may find yourself wondering what to wear. Before you reach for a kelly green boa or festive shamrock shirt, we’ve put together 5 looks with a *pinch* of green that won’t leave you looking like a leprechaun. While we can’t offer you a pot of gold, you’re sure to hit the jackpot with any of these fashion-forward green outfits.
It’s easy to get your greens when camo continues to conquer the fashion industry. Wearing varied shades of olive is the toned down way to do St. Patty’s Day if you’re not into wearing vibrant colors. Cool camo skinny jeans and a utilitarian backpack paired with a trendy tee is an effortless outfit you’ll wear way past March 17th.
Pops of Pistachio
We love a soft shade of pistachio combined with a swingy silhouette. It feels sweet without being over-the-top and is a great transitional outfit for spring. Pair a breezy tank with straight leg denim and sneakers for a totally relaxed look. You’ll feel comfortable no matter where the festivities take you. If it’s still a little chilly where you live (residing in Milwaukee, we can 100% relate), throw a lightweight jacket on to keep you warm.
Sage & Spring Florals
Spring florals are an easy way to turn heads and make your friends green with envy. A lightweight blouse in sage green is a great way to sport the playful pattern on St. Patrick’s Day. You’ll easily be able to layer it if needed or pair it with shorts and sandals if the temperatures allow. A crossbody bag is a perfect companion for celebrating a holiday. All of your favorite belongings will be easily accessible, and your hands will be freed up for all the toasts you’ll be making with your Insta-worthy green drinks.
Wear vibrant skinny jeans in a mint hue—you’re sure to stand out against the sea of basic emerald outfits. This dreamy hue makes us think of tasty Shamrock Shakes–yes, we know they’re as controversial as candy corn–without being the typical shade of four-leaf clover green you’re used to seeing. Round out your look with a striped tee and lace-up sneakers for a cool and casual look.
Simple yet chic green outfits can be tricky to pull together, but soft shades of green paired with a crisp white denim jacket is a look that definitely gets our (Irish) blessing. With fresh seafoam stripes, you’ll be safe from all of the St. Patty’s Day Pinchers. (How did that become a thing, anyway?) Finish your outfit with indigo jeans and slide on loafers for a slightly preppy vibe.