Did you know that St. Patrick’s Day is actually a religious holiday? According to History.com:
Saint Patrick, who lived during the fifth century, is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people.
The fun part, for all of us, is that the Irish were able to celebrate by dancing, drinking and feasting on good food – which led to the holiday we all enjoy today.
The thing is… when it comes to style, we often see people honoring St. Patrick’s Day by dressing like a “leprechaun” – meaning they’re wearing green in every piece of clothing – from head-to-toe.
Now, if you’re an “all-out” kind of gal, then you’ll be happy being a “leprechaun” for a day. (We all know at least one person that will wear all green – even down to the nail polish!) If that’s you – it’s OK – enjoy and rock it!
I am not that bold (remember the hot pink stretch pants)? And wearing just a St. Patty’s Day hat or button is too simple. But I do like incorporating green in a way that’s flattering and fun. For example, try wearing:
- A green dress with metallic heels, or
- Pretty jewelry (real or costume) that contains emeralds, jade or peridot, or
- A green scarf (like the one from the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic)
My personal favorite, of course, is a striking pair of green shoes! This allows you to wear a neutral outfit and let your shoes do the talking.
What are some of the fun ways you’ve dressed (or seen other people dress) for St. Patrick’s Day?