St. Patrick's Day fashion, or, a pinch of green

9 years ago
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Have you ever found yourself scrambling to find something green to wear on St. Patrick's Day? Did you have to settle for something lame like a scarf with a green border (like someone I know) because your only alternative was ::shudder:: a pair of tacky trolls-dressed-as-leprechauns earrings from Walgreen's?

Well, I'm here to help.

Confession time: I love green, and will happily wear it in everything from undies to emeralds. But even if you don't love green, there are a lot of beautiful and affordable things to buy online right now. If you start shopping now, you'll look spring-like, sophisticated, and stylish on St. Patrick's Day--and nobody will pinch you!

If you love green, live where it's still cold, and want to splurge, J. Crew has a gorgeous feather-light cashmere tunic in Crisp Celery, currently on sale for $119.99

Or get frugal (and real) with this Old Navy printed cardigan. If you can wear a tall size, it's on sale right now for $9.99. If that works for you, (click here for a size guide) this is a deal.

Old Navy cardigan

Cut + Paste has this unusual Makool 3/4 sleeved hemp jacket marked down from $170 to $100.

 

A more classic and affordable alternative is this 3/4-length cotton trench coat from Chadwicks for $39.99

Banana Republic has some beautiful green silk blouses. This one in Mojito green is lovely, and priced well at $59.00.

 BR blouse

(Mmmm ... mojitos. Who needs green beer?)

If green really isn't your best color, try an accessory. Piper Lime has these Cindy Kirk "Get in the Green" organic cotton totes for $30. Wear green today, shop green tomorrow.

Bonbi Forest (the Etsy of England) has a Victorian silhouette resin necklace

Bonbi Forest resin necklace

for £22. (Remember, the dollar is strong right now!)

Target has Merona vicoise scarves for $12.99

Be a wild Irish rose in this green lucite ring, available at GirlPROPS for $4.99.

And of course, if you're hard-core and you hurry, you can get the real deal on Etsy:

mini Gauntlets

Hand-knit Irish mini-gauntlets--$15 from the Love-Lambie shop.

Finally, for the makeup-obsessed and the frivolous: how about Make Up For Ever (MUFE) eyeshadow in Irish Green ... and for a pot of gold, try Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Cream Shadow in Sandy Gold!

Have fun--and remember--Erin go braless!

 

clip art

 

(Thanks and a top of the morning to Twitter buddies @jasmined, @stephanieelliot, and @sumshel for their help!)

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