How To: Wear Green

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone gets to be Irish for a day. So what better way to celebrate than to don a bonny green?

Now if you want to follow the traditional route, the “wearing of the green” means sporting a shamrock somewhere on your person. Unless you are heading out to a party and want to wear the clover overtly, I’d suggest tucking a dried one inside of heirloom-style locket, or try a delicate silver or gold clover charm at your neck or wrist.

Want some new ways to wear green? Here are a few suggestions on ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe.

Making of the band. Just want to add a touch of green? Try a green handband, or layer a green belt over a black cardigan.

It’s all in the footwork. Running errands tomorrow? Add a touch of whimsy to your outfit by wearing green ankle socks with your tennies.

Add some sole. One of my favorite ways to add contrast to an outfit is to maintain a single color from head to ankle, with a shot of color at your feet. So pair a black suit with bright emerald heels, or punch up a beige blouse and pair of khakis with some green flip flops.

It’s a wrap. I love a wrap dress – it looks great on every single body type. But since green can be a very powerful color, try a subtle print in your favorite shade. This is how I’ll be wearing my green tomorrow, a green and white wrap dress in a leaf print.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone – slainte!


March 17, 2010. Tags: , , , . How To.

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