One of the world’s most cherished party holidays is fast approaching. Have you thought about your St. Patrick’s Day plans yet? Maybe you’ve got your pub crawl already mapped out, but planning your St. Patty’s Day outfit should really be the main event.
Lucky for you, we’re checking out some of the hottest accessories and looks to sport on March 17th to make this the best one yet. Plus, we’ve broken down each look into two style options for you: festive party goer and casual chic so you can go with a look that best suits your personal style.
Makeup: Glitter is Gold
When it comes to holiday attire, the more glitter the better. It’s not every day that you get to sport extravagant glitter and rhinestones, so take advantage while you can! This is especially true for such a fun holiday like St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re going out to the pub or throwing a party at home, having fun with your makeup is a must.
Option 1: Reach for the Rainbow
What guides the leprechaun to the big pot of gold? A rainbow of course! That means it’s just another excuse for you to break out your rainbow eyeshadow palette for a big look that will impress this St. Patty’s day. Add a shamrock temporary tattoo for a fun addition to your look.
Option 2: Casual with a Festive Twist
If you’re going for a subtler appearance, try this olive eye look to highlight brown eyes and play up the green theme. Try out the Stila Stay All Day eyeliner in green to add some shimmer to your eye.
Green is the New Black
Well, at least for the month of March anyway. While green probably isn’t going to completely replace black anytime soon, it’s fun to experiment with funky-themed attire as well as more subdued green tones like olive and forest.
Option 1: Irish Wit for the Pub Hero
If March 17th is your favorite day of the year, go all out with an outfit that shows off your love for the best holiday of them all. Check out Tipsy Elves’ options for women’s St. Patrick’s Day shirts, and let the whole bar know what a “sassy lassie” you are.
Option 2: Classy Green Tones for the Casual Gal
Maybe you’re just going out for one whiskey sour or a pint of green beer and want to keep a low-profile. If that’s you, check out this emerald green mohair sweater from ASOS. Pair it with high waisted vintage Levi’s for a chic look that still fits into the celebratory vibe.
Accessories Are Worth More Than Leprechaun Gold
Every fashion icon knows that accessories are the key to any great outfit— and the same is true for St. Patrick’s day celebrations. Whether or not you’re planning on bar hopping, you can always dress up your look with some awesome accessories.
Option 1: Rock the Pub with Statement Accessories
If you’re hoping to make a grand entrance at the local St. Patty’s pub party, you’re going to want to go all out with your look. Try out this fluorescent green wig and take on a whole new pub-personality.
Need an accessory that’s festive and practical? Try crafting your own pretzlace, which may come in handy after a long day of drinking pints with your pals.
Option 2: Subtlety with Shamrock Accents
Going for a casual-chic look but still want to show off your Irish heritage? This silver shamrock pendant is a beautiful piece you’ll want to keep in the family forever. If you’d rather express your own creativity than purchase your piece, try making your own St. Patrick’s Day statement necklace. Bonus: This is a fun activity to do with family and friends if you’re hosting your own party this year.
Have Fun with It!
St. Patrick’s Day is about celebrating Irish culture, whether it’s in your lineage or not. Make sure to take time to grab a pint of green beer, or a snag a shot of Jameson with your best pals this year. No matter what you’re wearing— no one’s ever had a bad time clinking glasses and singing Irish folk songs at the local pub. So, have fun with your look and enjoy the day!
What will you be up to this St Patricks Day?