Shamrock Chic

Date: March 16, 2023

Oh, St. Patrick’s Day—a time when everyone, Irish or not, proudly sports their green attire, and dodge pesky pinchers ready to enforce the colour code. But fear not, because it’s time to step up your game and be the epitome of chic while wearing the colour of the day. In this blog post, we’ll provide the ultimate fashion guide to looking fabulously green and avoiding those pinches so you can enjoy a parade, attend a party, or simply show off your Irish pride in style.

Start Small and Simple

If a full-on green ensemble isn’t quite your style, test the shamrock-chic waters with subtle touches of green. Consider accessorizing with a vibrant emerald scarf, a pair of jade earrings, a mossy-hued handbag, or cute hairpin or headband with a shamrock accent. You and your little ones can also sport matching socks or wristbands, which is an easy yet subtle way to join the fashionable green bandwagon.

Go Green with Patterns and Prints

Wearing green doesn’t have to mean going solid. In fact, incorporating patterns and prints can add a unique flair to your St. Patrick’s Day outfit. For instance, you might choose a dress or skirt with a floral pattern that features green hues or choose plaid shirts for the whole family. Stripes, polka dots, and even animal prints that integrate green shades can make a stylish statement perfect for the holiday.

Make a Statement with Layers

Sometimes, layering different shades creates a chic ensemble, and it’s not difficult to achieve this look for St. Patrick’s Day. Pair a green blouse with a lighter-hued cardigan or sports coat, or wear a dark green skirt or pants with a lighter top. For the kiddos, consider green vests for extra warmth and style points or layered T-shirts that feature varying green shades.

Repurpose and Upcycle Existing Pieces

Looking fabulous doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune. Search your wardrobe and your children’s closets for any unused green clothing. With a little creativity and accessorizing, you can transform these pieces into St. Patrick’s Day outfits. For instance, add a green vintage brooch to a dress, revamp an old sweater with a touch of green embroidery or appliqué, or simply tie a thrifted green scarf around your little one’s waist as a stylish belt.

Get Inspiration from Irish Culture

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to delve deeper into your Irish heritage (or just embrace the Irish spirit for the day), consider incorporating authentic Irish clothing into your outfits. Ladies can don a classic Aran sweater, featuring intricate cable knit patterns, while the little ones can excel in wearing a plaid kilt as a nod to Irish traditions. Or, add a touch of elegance with a Celtic knot-inspired jewelry piece for you and your mini-me.

St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be marked with tacky tees and lackluster hues. Embrace the shamrock chic by blending green into your wardrobe using these creative approaches. Think of it as an opportunity to explore your style, while having fun with your little ones celebrating the Irish culture. So go ahead, let your imagination and fashionable instincts run wild, and make this St. Patrick’s Day a style statement the entire family can enjoy.

Ben Windsor

Marketing Manager

From building apps, hiking mountains, and running fundraising campaigns, Ben is a dynamic individual you can often find traveling throughout Alberta, reading French literature, or finding the best beans for espresso.

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