What Would Holley Wear: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Holley is definitely your lucky charm today for rounding up some beautiful, pin-worthy ideas!  Seeing that it’s the Pantone Color of the Year, green is also popular in the home decorating realm, too.   We can’t wait to see what inspires you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Remember “green” making my short list last fall as one of my favorite colors?  It’s back on the list again for spring, and what better time to celebrate green than a few days before Saint Patrick’s Day!

 Two things I discovered about Saint Patrick’s Day:

  1. There is a legend that wearing green on this day makes you invisible…
  2. …and leprechauns can’t pinch you because they can’t see you!

Here’s the deal….if I’m wearing green, I don’t want to hide.  Because there are so many beautiful and bold green choices this spring.   So to that, I say…bring it on, leprechauns!

So, what will Holley be wearing on Saint Patrick’s Day?  In December, I purchased a Kelly green sweatshirt on sale at Urban Outfitters.  I’ve worn it over a black blouse with a black laser-cut midi skirt, added a necklace, black tights and booties.  It also looks great with a black and white checked midi skirt and a black and with black, white and gray jeans.  Isn’t it awesome to know how many different ways you can wear a sweatshirt?  

 But here’s the deal…if it is in the 80s on Saint Patrick’s Day, I won’t be wearing a sweatshirt.  My plan of action will be to wear white jeans with a flowy green top, nude flats, and I’ll add some flair with an animal print clutch.  And if I want to dress up a bit for a night out on the town, I will wear a green embellished Lafayette tunic top with my white jeans, and heels.  I love midi and maxi skirts, and what looks more like a breath of fresh air than a green skirt, white t-shirt, flats or sandals, and a little green bling?  Hmmm….I hope that doesn’t sound like a lot of blarney.

Who remembers Mr. Green Jeans from Captain Kangaroo?    Back in the day there was no such thing as green jeans…at least not in South Arkansas.  Though I remember Captain Kangaroo always being up to some shenanigans!  I have to give him credit for being fashion forward and introducing green jeans to the world!  So in honor of the Captain Kangaroo Show, let’s think about celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day by wearing a really cute pair of green jeans or pants.  A polished look I love on our Pinterest board is a look from Talbot’s…green slacks, a printed blouse, and topped with a navy striped jacket.

Another cute spring and summer look would be to wear green jeans with a black and white striped shirt, white blazer, and sneakers or sandals.  Pinch-free…right?

Do you love prints?  If so, you will love all the green prints on our Pinterest board.  From slacks and skirts to jackets, there are a lot of cute options.  For a preppy look, think about wearing a pair of green checked pants, white blouse, and grey pullover sweater.  All you need to complete the outfit is a bold necklace, and a pair of animal print shoes.  Another great “green” option for this time of year is a coat.  Be on the lookout for a green coat or jacket to wear this spring, and be sure to transition it to your fall and winter wardrobe!  Who knows, a green coat could actually be your lucky charm!  

Are you looking for the perfect dress to wear to a spring or summer wedding?  There are so many fabulous green cocktail dresses and evening gowns to choose from.  The icing on the cake will be your accessories, such as a stunning Judith Leiber clutch worn with an Erickson Beamon envy bracelet.  Or think about complimenting your green dress with a two-tone necklace, like the striking blue and green necklace by EK Thongrasert.  

 

So, what makes you green with envy?   Nothing makes me more envious than a green Gucci handbag.  Just think of all the ways I could complement my outfits with one of these beauties. One of my spring favorites is a green floral bag with a silver chain shoulder strap.  And of course you can never go wrong with a classic Gucci bag with a bamboo handle.  Talk about a “pot of gold”….a beautiful green Gucci handbag is what I hope to find at the end of my rainbow.  

They say the odds of finding a four leaf clover are 1 in 10,000.  What do you think the odds are you will remember to wear something green on Saint Patrick’s Day? 

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation. Contact Holley at holleywilliams1@gmail.com. 

Be sure to check out Holley’s Pinterest style board updated weekly.

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