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What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day


What to Wear on St. Patrick's Day
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St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and we all know what that means – it’s almost time to add a splash of green to your look!

I don’t know about you, but green isn’t a color I normally incorporate into my wardrobe, so I always have to think ahead to make sure I have something to wear for St. Patrick’s, especially if I’m planning on donning a casual outfit and something more appropriate for going out. If you have this problem too, some outfit inspiration may be the key to solving your wardrobe woes!

Whether you’re proud to be Irish or just don’t want to get pinched on March 17th, here are some St Patrick’s Day outfits that have gone green without being too over-the-top!

Outfit #1

St. Patrick's Day Outfit #1
Product Information: Cardigan – Urban Outfitters; Shoes – Topshop; Shorts – Topshop; Tank – ASOS; Ring – Glencara; Bag – Topshop

Stay comfy, casual and low-key on St. Patrick’s Day with this outfit. The pale green jeweled flats kick the simple look up a notch and keep it from being just another basic cardigan/shorts combination. Add a Claddagh ring for a traditional Irish touch!

Outfit #2

St. Patrick's Day Outfit #2
Product Information: Dress – Madewell; Necklace – Max & Chloe; Shoes – ASOS; Bangles – Topshop; Socks – American Apparel; Bag – Madewell

Give a simple black tunic dress an exciting pop of color with these awesome green brogues! Dress it up with some cute green-toned bangles and a clover necklace for an outfit that’s great for day or night.

Outfit #3

St. Patrick's Day Outfit #3
Product Information: Shirt – Topshop; Belt – Madewell; Bag – Topshop; Shoes – Topshop; Bracelet – Topshop; Shorts – Abercrombie & Fitch

Two different shades of green together will make your outfit all the more interesting! The green in the look is based around a simple green button-down shirt, and a bright green belt. Add a flirty, feminine touch with this pale pink bow bag. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area that’s already warm, don a pair of short shorts. If not, add tights underneath for now!

Outfit #4

St. Patrick's Day Outfit 4
Product Information: Top – Lauren Moshi; Skirt – Pleasure Doing Business; Necklace – Topshop; Shoes – Topshop; Bangles – Topshop; Bag – Mark B**

Combining a looser tank with a super form-fitting green skirt is perfect for a night out on St. Patrick’s Day. (FYI, Pleasure Doing Business skirts are the gold standard and surprisingly flattering for a wide range of body types!) The clover design on the top adds a nice Irish touch, making your outfit all the more festive. Of course, if it’s still cold where you live, be sure to wear a jacket!

Outfit #5

St. Patrick's Day Outfit #5
Product Information: Necklace – Amazon; Shoes – Topshop; Sweater – Urban Outfitters; Jeans – Paige Premium Denim; Bracelet – Topshop; Bag – Hayden-Harnett

For those of you who want more than a splash of green, yet don’t want to look to over-the-top, try combining a darker green top (like this fisherman knit sweater: great for those who still have to keep bundled up!) with some lighter olive bottoms. A Claddagh necklace is great if you aren’t really a ring person, and this super durable eco-tote bag from Hayden-Harnett is perfect both for St. Patrick’s Day and every day (it also works great as a reusable grocery bag!).

Outfit #6

St. Patrick's Day Outfit #6
Product Information: Dress – Madewell; Bracelet – Madewell; Shoes – Topshop; Bag – Wool and the Gang

This bright green printed dress is sure to be attention-grabbing on St. Patrick’s Day – or on any day, for that matter! It can easily be dressed up or down, but pairing it with some sky-high pumps makes this outfit perfect for nighttime.

What About You?

Are you planning to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? If so, are you going all-out with Irish pride, or are you planning on pulling off something a bit more subtle? Leave a comment with your thoughts. And whatever you do, remember to have fun and stay safe!

Posted on on March 13, 2011 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , ,

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16 Responses to “What to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day”

  1. 1
    March 13th, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    cute outfit ideas! I love that pale green button up! :)

  2. 2
    March 13th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I love all these outfits but my favorite is the third one! Great job and excellent tips!

  3. 3
    March 13th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I don’t have many green outfits and I’ll be camping on march 17th so I’m going to “cheat” and wear green nail polish!

  4. 4
    March 13th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Looove the 1st outfit – that green cardigan by UO is too fab!

  5. 5
    March 13th, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    It’s my 21st birthday on St. Patty’s Day…so I usually just wear some sort of blue or black with mixtures of green. Last year, I did a blue dress, brown sandals, and a green bow headband. Sometimes, it isn’t about going all out in tacky ideas with Irish pride.

  6. 6
    March 13th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    LOVE all of them! ..and not just for st pattys day

  7. 7
    March 13th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    As a proud Irish girl I like to wear green all week around St. Patrick’s Day! And as it so happens I have a date with a nice Irish boy named Patrick for the day before…so I will definitely be getting my Irish on!

  8. 8
    March 13th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    wow i love every single one of these…and i love that there are so many of them! i’ll probably wear something like the first one or the fourth, but I really love six and three too

    hope there’s more posts like this!

  9. 9
    March 13th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    My senior bar crawl falls on St. Patrick’s Day, so my friends and I are going to get plain green tees from JoAnn Fabrics so that we can dress for the holiday and have our friends write on our shirts!

    Does this sort of thing happen at other schools too? The Thursday or Friday of finals week, all of the graduating seniors do a bar crawl and write good luck messages on each others shirts?

  10. 10
    March 13th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I LOVE the green shoes in outfit #2 and the dress in outfit #6. Green isn’t one of those colors that I would necessarily say is my fvorite color, but I find myself with a lot of it somehow… I just realized earlier today as I was organizing my purse that half of the stuff I carry on a daily basis is green – my purse itself is green, I have 3 reusable shopping bags I keep with me – all green, and even the little notebook I have right now is green!

  11. 11
    March 14th, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Aww, Molly I’m Irish and have a date with an Irish boy on St. Paddys too! and like Karen I’m doing green nail polish too. Green is one of my favorite colors, but it’s not one of my best to wear.

  12. 12
    March 15th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Love these outfits! I really like the button up shirt and the sweater. :)

    I’m planning on wearing forest green tights and some green accessories – keeping it simple. :)

  13. 13
    March 15th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    These outfits are all adorable! Such unique and fun ways to show irish (or in my case Chicago+Irish= ChIrish) pride! Going to school in Chicago, most people go casual, with a jeans, t-shirt and a long sleeve shirt underneath (mainly because of the cold weather) but these are all very doable options. Thanks for the tips!

  14. 14
    March 15th, 2011 at 8:50 pm I’ll be at the parade in nyc going bonkers, and it’s the first year I’m dressing up… is this enough? And also, I’m terrified of bringing a bag with me to the parade… drunken shenanigans and all. Is it alright to not have a bag on you? I’d feel so naked without it! And should I switch the guiness t-shirt with a white tank top with pearls and beading on it? Most of this outfit I got at forever 21 aside from the boots and tee shirt.

  15. 15
    March 15th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Love all the outfits, but they’re definitely not seasonally appropriate for where I am.

  16. 16
    March 20th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    very helpful information! i love these outfits ! :)

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