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11 Ways to Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day Without Looking Cheesy

Ah, St. Patrick’s Day: With all its fanfare, parades, and crazy traditions (Chicago has ALREADY dyed its river green), it’s no wonder that even those with zero Irish heritage clamor to get in on the fun. There’s one area of celebration that’s a little trickier to master, however; at least if “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirts aren’t exactly your thing. Yep, we’re talking St. Patrick’s Day fashion. Primary greens aren’t for everyone, but not to fret — we’ve got you covered. Here are 11 ways you can rock the hue without looking super cheesy.


1. ASOS Deconstructed Ruffle Cold-Shoulder Blouse With Tie ($55): If you’re gonna go for it, GO for it: This cold-shoulder blouse fully embraces the spirit of the holiday while offering a fashion-forward spin on the hue.

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2. Zara Printed Kimono ($129): This floral duster gives you just enough green to not get pinched (is that still a thing?) while maintaining your status as a fashionista.

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3. Madewell Silk Button-Back Tie Tee ($85): Anything but basic, the silk fabric, tie-front, and buttoned-up back of this tee lead to an overall look the site describes as a “party in the front, party in the back situation.” We’re all for it.

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4. Rolla’s Lily Dress ($149): Get a jump on the perfect maxi this season with this Kermit-green version, complete with a self-tie waist. It’s, dare we say, ”Gone with the wind style fabulous.”

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5. Forever 21 Classic Trench Coat ($43): You’ll want to wear this classic trench far beyond St. Pat’s. What better springtime go-to, no?

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6. Gemma Suede Flats With Pom-Poms ($118): Made of suede with a leather lining, these pom-pom flats are just as comfy as they are cute. Must. Buy. Now.

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7. Kimchi Blue Heart of the Ocean Sweetheart Mini Dress ($69): We love the sweetheart neckline of this flattering mint frock. It’s also a more subtle way to get in on the celebration for those that just can NOT get into shamrock green.

8. Coach Turnlock Saddle Bag ($495): Splurge though it may be, this leather stunner will set you apart from the pack with an eye-catching hue that makes black look totally boring.

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9. Ralph Lauren Signature Pony Glasses ($160): Everything’s coming up green in these sunny staples you’ll be wearing all year long.

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10. Topshop Peg Trousers ($85): Pair these bright green bottoms with a leather jacket and sneakers to take them from office-ready to street-chic.

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11. Free People Hair Glitter ($10): If green’s really not your thing, and you can’t seem to get on board, $10 will net you this mint hair glitter for a hint of sheen you can rock in a less obvious — but still totally cool — way. And not to worry: It comes out easily, so you won’t be strobing unnecessarily for days afterward.

Nicole Briese
Nicole is the weekend editor for Brit + Co who loves bringing you all the latest buzz. When she's not busy typing away into the wee hours, you can usually find her canoodling with her fur babies, rooting around in a bookstore, or rocking out at a concert of some sort (Guns N' Roses forever!). Check out all her latest musings and past work at nicolebjean.com.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*