25 Non-Cheesy Green Outfit Ideas to Wear On St. Patrick's Day
Each and every St. Patrick's Day, we're presented with a choice: To go all out with shamrock necklaces and punny tees, or to simply work some green into our outfit, celebrating in a more subtle way. Weirdly enough, it's the second option that always trips us up. There's a fine line between looking cute and looking cheesy, and despite the fact that we'll be staying home (for the second year in a row!) due to the pandemic, we still plan on getting festive in a fashionable way to celebrate via Zoom.
Ahead, we've rounded up a few ways to incorporate green into your outfit on March 17th — or, you know, any other day of the year. With these helpful tricks, you won't have to choose between fashion and getting festive. You can nail both!
Wear a Green Sweatshirt
Since you'll likely be home anyway, get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit by going green with your loungewear. Add a bit of contrast by working another bright color into your look, creating something that will really pop on Zoom.
Try a Green Hair Accessory
A bow or headband can instantly elevate any outfit, and a green one will ensure you're sticking with the theme of the day.
Throw On a Green Jacket
Simply add a blazer over whatever you're wearing, whether it's a T-shirt and jeans or a maxi dress.
Reach For a Green Mask
It's the 2021 way (although, you might want to double up now).
Add a Bit of Color With Accessories
A pop of green provided by your purse will help you make a statement wherever you're headed.
Combine This Color With Something Khaki
A green beret and a khaki trench comes across as retro and glamorous — without putting forth a ton of effort.
Dig Out Some Green Earrings
It's just enough flair for this holiday, and the perfect way to celebrate from the waist up.
Layer With a Green Vest
After all, it's the must-have piece of the season. Bonus points if you pull a Hailey Bieber and coordinate your purse, too.
Experiment With Accents
If you're having a hard time choosing which green accessory to go with, pile them all on. Even if they don't match perfectly, wearing a green headband, sweater, and socks will read as intentional and fashion-forward.
Make It Monochromatic
When in doubt, go all out, styling a green sweater with pants of a similar shade.
Stay On-Trend With a Green Cardigan
Give it a less stuffy, more fashion-forward feel by keeping a few buttons open.
Dare Yourself to Get Dressy
As in, just throw on a green dress. Boom — easy, especially if you skip accessories. Also, if you opt for a maxi, remember it can double as a blanket.
...Or, You Can Amp It Up
Mix prints, add a large belt, or layer it over pants. There are plenty of ways to turn your most basic option into a full, Fashion-Week-worthy look.
Stick With a Classic Pencil Skirt
It's sleek, sophisticated, and sexy, all at the same time.
Don't Forget About Other Shades of Green
Olive! Forrest! Seafoam! You don't have to stick with the classics; there are so many options to choose from.
Spice Things Up With a Scarf
It'll add a hint of color and look extra striking when styled with neutral pieces.
Swap Out Your White Button-Down
The addition of a mid-section belt and slacks will bring this bright basic into 2021.
Try a Print Instead
It's festive without being over-the-top. Plus, so many floral patterns have green in them.
Take It Back to the '90s
Layer a green top underneath a graphic tee for a throwback look that requires minimal effort.
Experiment With Color Blocking
Balance out that kelly green with neon pink, royal blue, or bright yellow. No combination is too daring.
Reference Celebrity Style
So many models, actresses, and musical artists have been into colorful coats as of late. Don't hold back; even if you're walking the dog, throw on that green puffer and own it.
Stay Structured and Sharp
Perhaps your suits have been buried in your closet since before the pandemic, but now is the time to pull them out. Even if you're home, those staples can be styled with more casual items, such as a white T-shirt or sweatshirt, helping you nail the preppy look.
Think About the Details
If your go-to green pieces are pretty dark, add some neon items to the mix to brighten up your outfit.
Don't Overthink It
A solid green T-shirt — paired with pants and a sweater of your choice — will be more than enough.
Slip Into Green Shoes
They'll look almost electric if the rest of your outfit is all-black.