t. Patrick’s day is one of those holidays that is very important when you’re in kindergarten and again when you’re in college. While we no longer have treats left behind by “leprechauns,” the mischief continues into your years at university where there are loads of themed parties, fun, and frivolity. Whether you’re heading out to a bar, parade, or a party with some friends, make sure you celebrate the lucky holiday with a statement-making outfit! Here are a few tips for looking cute on St. Patrick’s Day.
Always choose green.
It may seem tacky when you see people wearing head-to-toe green at a St. Patrick’s Day event, but if you choose another color this day, you will be the one that stands out! Pick out a few green pieces to add to your outfit, without overdoing it. Keep it casual, yet chic with a fun graphic tee layered under a neutral blazer or leather jacket. Pick out a t-shirt with a quirky saying on it that suits the holiday and pair it with a great pair of dark skinny jeans. This comfortable outfit will take you from a day party to a night out. If it’s warmer where you’re celebrating, choose a short green dress with a pair of flats so you’re comfortable no matter if you’re standing at a parade or playing games at a party.
Add fun accessories.
If green isn’t really your color, you can get away with just adding accents of emerald to a neutral base. Pick a black or white blouse but add on a green necklace or a fun green fedora. Buy some green eyeshadow glitter to add a little sparkle to your makeup. Another unique way to spread the holiday spirit is with a pair of opaque green tights layered underneath a black dress or skirt. It’s also a good idea to add a cardigan or light sweater over your outfit, in case it is chillier during the day or at night. Pick a green one if the rest of your clothing is neutral.
St. Patrick’s Day Accessory Ideas
Don’t be afraid to go a little overboard.
This is one of the less serious holidays, so take advantage! Go to a cheap accessory store like Claire’s and buy out their holiday-specific rack. Purchase the bow with shamrocks that you’ll only wear one day a year or the Mardi Gras beads that say “Kiss me I’m Irish”. Rock a bright green feather boa. Whatever you do, just know the crowd. Chances are, if you’re going to a parade or a bar in a college town, there will be someone out there who went all-out with their Irish fashion. Decide whether or not you want to be that person and if so, strut your stuff!