What are your plans for Saint Patrick’s Day? Irish or not, we all seem to practice some of the traditional things. And the easiest way to honor this holiday is to add a little touch of the green to your outfit.
So, what is the story of this holiday? Here’s a little trivia for you. Saint Patrick’s Day, started in 461, began as a religious event celebrating Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. In the 17th Century, it became an official Christian feast day and is celebrated around the world even today. Here in the US, we hold parades and parties and feast on traditional Irish food including corned beef, corned cabbage, coffee, soda bread, potatoes, and shepherd’s pie. While I definitely have some Irish in my background, my husband has very little. I don’t even like corned beef, but we cook it every year because my husband is a big fan. And of course, all you have to add a little touch of green to your outfit!
A little touch of the green
There are all kinds of cute tees and wardrobe pieces for St. Patrick’s Day at Target for everyone in your family If you haven’t picked anything up yet, there are lots of cute options from Target! And of course, if you’re like me, you can’t find your St. Paddy’s tee that you’d planned to include in today’s post! Ugh! So what to do? Well, actually any green will do, so I checked out my closet for the greenest tee I could find and worked around that. For some reason, I have always associated a true spring green with St. Patrick’s Day. Or should I say shamrock green? And how about a cute little Fedora in green? Oh, yeah.
Now that is styling, right? Haha! This little hat was in the Target section where all the seasonal bargains can be found, usually right at the front of the store. So, this hot green hat was a whopping $3!
Since you only need a little touch of the green to get in the spirit of this holiday, I added my black blazer (similar here) with the polka dots on the turned-back cuffs. You can take a look here at an earlier post where I style a great trench coat in ‘greenery’- last year’s color of the year. Green is truly the color of Spring.
For a little change, I am styling a pair of white bootcut jeans, which definitely require a heel. Naturally, I pulled out my new favorite white mules! Sorry, the white is sold out but they also come in black and a black checked pattern.
The green tee is by Kirkland–you know that designer, right? Yup. Costco. These tees are great, come in many colors, are made of cotton, and wash up beautifully. So I have several of them. And luckily, this green one for St. Paddy’s Day. Another super source for quality cotton tees is Lands End and you can see them here.
For a tiny touch of pattern mixing, this black-and-white shoulder bag worked out well. It is by Sole Society, so was a reasonable price. It is only available in a denim version which is also cute–you can see it here. Or click here to see a darling black-and-white satchel version.
So, get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day and add a little touch of the green! Have a wonderful weekend whether you celebrate this holiday or not.
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