Looking Classy for St. Patrick's Day

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

St. Patrick, the patron saint of all things Irish, has a quite unholy bash every year. Growing up, it was a must to wear green or you would be pinched all day on the playground. In college, it's an excuse to dress like a hooker in anything that's green. Some people like to wear green on the day and some do not. It's all about personal preference.

Now, there isn't an official color of green that goes with the holiday but you know seafoam just wouldn't work. It's got to be loud, bold, and well, a kelly green. How Irish! There are ways to look classy in green on this day of beer but you have to know how to do it right. Here are three looks at three price ranges that show how to look cute but not like a leprechaun.

The rules of keeping green in line:
*Pair with dark denim. This instantly makes the look a little dressier.
*Keep your palette simple. Think spring with accents of yellow and white. This look can carry you into summer!
*Stay with sophisticated silhouette. Nobody wants to see you in a green cami and or a hoodie. Sorry.


Top: Paul & Joe $540, net-a-porter.com
Jeans: See by Chloe $325, net-a-porter.com
Heels: Courtney Crawford $495, revolve clothing
Clutch: Oscar de la Renta $1,295, net-a-porter.com
Earrings: Juicy Couture "Daisy Butterfly" $58, nordstrom
Ring: Juicy Couture "Garden Party" $88, nordstrom


Dress: Fashionista $90, bluefly.com
Heels: Kenneth Cole New York $117, bluefly.com
Clutch: Nordstrom $168, nordstrom
Earrings: Juicy Couture "Daisy" Studs $48, nordstrom
Necklace: Juicy Couture $48, nordstrom


Top: Old Navy $16.50, old navy
Jeans: Bailey Jeans $39.50, delias
Heels: Xhilaration $15, target
Clutch: Isaac Mizrahi $20, target
Earrings: Old Navy $7.50, old navy
Ring: Forever21 $4.80, forever21