17 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 way 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 for 2020, we're trying to be festive in a fashionable way.
So, we did our research, rounding up 17 outfit ideas that will work on March 17... as well as any other day of the year. By incorporating a few key tricks, you'll feel comfortable enough attending a meeting at work (St. Patrick's Day does fall on a Tuesday, after all), but won't look out of place at a parade or the bar afterwards.
Throw On a Green Jacket
Simply add a blazer over your everyday look, whether you're wearing a dress, slacks, or your favorite jeans.
Add Some Color With Accessories
A pop of green provided by your purse will help to make a statement during your morning commute.
When in doubt, go all out, styling a green sweater with pants of a similar shade.
Stay On-Trend With a Green Cardigan
Follow the lead of today's top models by keeping a few buttons open.
Amp Up Your Favorite Green Dress
Buckle-embellished boots and a mix of prints will ensure this option is anything but boring.
Stick With a Classic Pencil Skirt
It's sleek, sophisticated, and office-approved.
Don't Forget About Other Shades of Green
Olive! Forrest! Seafoam! There are plenty of options to choose from.
Spice Things Up With a Scarf
It'll add a hint of color and look striking when paired with neutral pieces.
Reach For a Green Button-Down
The addition of a mid-section belt and khakis will bring this basic into 2020.
Try a Print Instead
It's festive without being over-the-top. Plus, so many floral patterns have green in them.
Bring It Back to the '90s
Wear a green top underneath a graphic tee for a throwback look that requires little effort.
Experiment With Color Blocking
Balance out that kelly green with neon pink, royal blue, or bright yellow.
Switch It Up With a Suit
Opt for a set that's slightly oversized, and pair it with a white T-shirt to make it more casual.
Think About the Details
A green outfit becomes even more eye-catching when neon items are thrown into the mix.
Don't Overthink It
A solid green T-shirt — paired with pants and a sweater of your choice — will be more than enough.
Find the Balance
Green pants seem less bright and in-your-face when worn with a black leather jacket.
Slip Into Green Shoes
They'll look almost electric if the rest of your outfit is all-black.