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How to Wear Green On St. Patrick's Day Without Looking Like a Leprechaun

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March 04, 2016 · 2.7k Views

If you have holiday spirit, chances are you're going to be wearing some green on March 17th. Green came to be the color of St. Patrick's Day due to a number of reasons - Ireland is the "Emerald Isle" for its lush green landscape, and green is the color of spring and shamrocks. 

"Pinch me, I'm Irish"

If you don't want to get pinched, you'll decrease your chances of that happening by wearing green. The holiday's revelers thought wearing green would make one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see - anyone not wearing green.

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To many, green is not an easy color to pull off, but I've found some easy ways to incorporate green into your look. You're probably going to add them into your wardrobe rotation, too!


1. A pair of awesome skinnies to strut around in.

Olive Mid Rise Cropped Jean Leggings, $59.90 (Express)


2. An easy, breezy olive-toned dress because spring will be right around the corner.

Everly Short Sleeve Swing Dress, $36 (Nordstrom)


3. Every girl needs an oversized plaid shirt in her closet, so you might as well grab this one.

Lightweight Boyfriend Shirt, $26.94 (Old Navy)


4. One of the trendiest sneakers of the moment (you're going to want to wear them all the time).

adidas Originals Stan Smith Sneaker, $75 (Urban Outfitters)


5. This adorable top that is so cute people will want to pinch you - which defeats the purpose of wearing green, but whatever.

Factory Laser-Cut Tee, $48.50 (J.Crew)


6. This gorgeous shade of green on this simple tunic.

Lush 'Perfect' Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic, $25.20 (originally $42) (Nordstrom)


7. A perfect winter-to-spring transitional piece in this gorgeous olive hue.

White Crow Austin Olive Green Corduroy Mini Skirt, $55 (Lulu's)


8.  "Top of the mornin' to ya!"

BP. Floppy Wool Hat, $20.10 (originally $30) (Nordstrom)


9. This is a birthstone bracelet, but will anyone really know?

Alex and Ani Birthstone Expandable Wire Bangle, $28 (Nordstrom)


10. If you're going to take off your shoes, surprise your friends. "Thought you were gonna pinch me? Think again!"

Watermelon-Patterned Ankle Socks, $1.50 (Forever 21)


11. If you've ever wanted a green thumb, here's your chance!

JINsoon X TiIa March Nail Polish Collection in "Tila - moody moody green," $18 (Sephora)

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Daisy loves to write with humor and can be quite the sarcastic commentator when it is appropriate. Loves carbs, fashion, staying active, and pinning the latest DIY projects for her room (which she will actually never do).
wasabiMar 04, 2016
Loving #7 and #8, that dark green hat is gorgeous!

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