Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up, which means three things: parades, beer, and cute green outfits. Need help to avoid looking like a leprechaun? Here are some ideas to make your friends green with envy.
Get down to the classics with a pair of kelly green high top Chuck-Taylors or Supergas. Pair these with some light washed ripped boyfriend jeans and a white tee shirt—this look says, “I have spirit, yet I’m still trendy.”
2. Bows before bros.
Ah yes, the bow: the ultimate hair accessory. Rock it in the back of your head, at the bottom of a braid, or on the side (for a nice Instagram of your side profile and luscious locks, of course). Feeling wild? Wear a bow with sequins and rhinestones. Feeling flirty? Polka dots are the design for you. How about a casual, “I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard” bow? Plain-Jane green will suffice.
In today’s world, you’re not a girl unless you’ve purchased an overpriced pair of spandex, neon/metallic leggings from American Apparel. Think of the most random, obnoxious shade of green—they most likely manufacture them. And dare I say it; they have a high-waisted option if you want to match with Taylor Swift.
A vintage green baseball cap or your boyfriend’s snapback will give you an edgy look while showing your St. Paddy’s pride. Wear a jersey with it for the ultimate sporty ensemble. You may not know anything about sports but, hey, your outfit is still a homerun/touchdown/goal/… or whatever it’s called.
5. Nail polish
Be careful, because this can go very wrong very quickly. Avoid a ‘fungal-witch’ manicure and try Essie’s “Shake your $$ maker” or OPI’s “Green-wich Village.” When someone compliments your nails, you’ll feel like the luckiest girl at the day party. No pun intended.
6. Green tinted sunglasses
Speaking of dartying (day-partying), the number one item you’ll need while making poor decisions is some UV-protection. Tinted sunglasses are all the rage, with brands like Ray-bans and Wildfox.
Happy celebrating, collegiette’s!