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What to Wear for St. Patrick’s Day!

I love St. Patrick’s Day. This is despite the fact I spent many a St. Patrick’s Day curling my hair and rolling on sock glue (yes, you read that correctly rolling on sock glue) to perform in celebrations Irish Step Dancing. I naturally want to dress in accordance with my passion for this holiday. However, as I look back on some middle school photos, dressing appropriately for a holiday that is associated with a bold green color is clearly a bit difficult. Despite the level of passion you have for this holiday, if you are just chowing down on some Irish Soda Bread or attending a local feis (an Irish Step Dancing competition), there are ways to show your Irish spirit!

Small: Use St. Patrick’s Day to experiment with bold accessories. Try a bright green bag or jewelry with an earthtone outfit. If you feel uncomfortable with this bright tone-hey, it’s only once a year!

Medium: Want to spice it up a little bit more? Try making one portion of your outfit green. Be on trend and try a pair of green skinny jeans, or a funky green shirt. Make sure to keep the other colors of the outfit toned down, but don’t be afraid to add some gold jewelry or a muted green eyeliner!

All-Out: If you have decided to go all-out for St. Patrick’s Day, this doesn’t mean you have to break out the green sparkles and draw a shamrock on your face. If you do decide to go green on top and bottom, keep the pieces fitted and throw on a neutral jacket, sweater or belt to break up the green. Try a cable knit/Aran sweater or cardigans that are automatically associated with Ireland. You may even have some jewelry with some traditional Irish symbols such as the claddagh or triquetra!
 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Erin Go Bragh!

Elyssa is a "New Yourker" who has somehow ended up in Boston. She is currently studying journalism at Boston University and is excited to be the Campus Correspondent for the BU branch of Her Campus! She also enjoys theatre, frozen yogurt, and obsessively watching "Dancing with the Stars." When not doing any of above, she can be found quoting "Pirates of the Caribbean."
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