Although it may feel that this year has only just begun, spring is just around the corner and March is fast approaching. A favorite holiday of people everywhere is coming up soon, and that holiday is St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone will soon be wearing various shades of green and all sorts of whimsical accessories.
If you are headed to work during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, you might not want to come in looking too silly. Not everyone can or even wants to pull off a tiny leprechaun’s hat and bowtie. If you just have a more fashion forward attitude towards one of this favorite tradition you need to know the best ways to wear green.
Here are some fresh ideas on how to wear green this spring, while still looking your best:
Wearing green and being fashion forward means understanding that the color green is as varied as there are ways to wear it. The usual flat green just doesn’t work for everyone. You want to find the shade of green that flatters your skin tone and the color of your eyes. The more fashion forward shades of green are going to be deep jewel tones, Kelly green, and soft shades of mint. For St. Patrick’s Day, Kelly green and jewel tones are the way to go.
Put your best foot forward with some chic green footwear. Stylish flats or striking heels in a bold shade of green are a great way to accessorize any everyday outfit in a festive and fashionable way. This look is especially great with skinny jeans and a blazer, or a simple black dress.
As always, the right accessories can pull together any outfit. The same is true for turning any outfit into a festive look fit for a spring holiday. A simple brooch, scarf, or hair barrette is all you need to bring just the right amount of festive to your overall look. Then again, if you are feeling funky, one of those tiny leprechaun’s hats works too.
A pair of green skinny jeans or pants can work too, and not just for St. Patrick’s Day. All spring long you can rock green pants. The most stylish look right now is the skinny look, and it can be worn with flats or heels depending on the rest of your outfit. A nice blouse or black blazer can make your outfit more work appropriate and tone down the green if needed.
The power of a nice, flowy skirt should never be underestimated. A boho chic floral patterned skirt, flowing and blowing gracefully in the wind, is the epitome of spring and can bring a little touch of green to your outfit. Pair your long flowy skirt with a fitted plain t-shirt and a long cardigan for cooler days.
St. Patrick’s Day is everyone’s favorite day to wear green, but the festive atmosphere doesn’t mean you have to wear anything gaudy or silly. You can still stay fashion forward and look fantastic. These looks aren’t just for St. Patrick’s Day, either. You can wear them all spring long.