Friday is fast approaching, which means it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Now despite my red hair, I’m not Irish, but I do love a theme (which you’ll definitely know if you read my blog frequently). I always try to wear a bit of green on St. Paddy’s day in the hope of not getting pinched.
Even though I’m not in school now, I still try to sneak it in to my office outfit. So I’ve come up with a few subtle ways to sneak green into your outfit without being dressed like a leprechaun. Hopefully these suggestions help you and you have a fun and safe day on Friday!
Paint your nails
This one is the easiest, just whack on some green nail polish – maybe with some gold sparkles and wear that all week. That way you can wear whatever you want, and dress neutrally if that’s your thing, but you’ve still incorporated some colour. It’s also better than wearing green makeup because I don’t know about you but I just don’t find green eyeshadow flattering.
Wear one piece that’s a pop of colour
If you really want to wear something bright and obvious then tone down the rest of your outfit. Black jeans, black booties and a leather jacket over a bright green shirt can be a classy and cool way to celebrate the Irish. Or try a bright green skirt with a white tank and a black blazer (an outfit I’ve worn on a regular day). This offsets the brightness and doesn’t make you look like a green blob.
This one can be up to your interpretation. People will wear green beads like mardi gras or you can just wear a subtle dash on emerald with your earrings. It’s an easy way to wear some of the colour without drawing too much attention to yourself, if that’s more of your style.
Different tones of green
A lot of people try to wear kelly green on St. Patrick’s Day thinking that that is the only way to do it. Instead try a subtle forest green or a light green. They’re still the appropriate colour without looking like you got your shirt in the child’s section. You can even go for a hunter green, something that doesn’t make it overly obviously you’re participating in the holiday unless pointed out.
Stay tuned because later this week I’ll have some more St. Patrick’s Day posts. Let me know how you’re incorporating green into your outfits or if you never do.