Take St Paddy’s Day by storm!
In the world of fashion, there are a few hard and fast rules. The obvious - no jeans and joggers, the pop-culture – on Wednesdays we wear pink, and the debatable –green is off limits. With the exception of ever-chic shades such as khaki and olive, green is, on the whole, underrepresented on our runways – until now.
Did you know that the 2017 Pantone colour of the year was ‘Greenery?’ We’re willing to bet that you didn’t! Prepare to be bombarded with a range of earthy accessories, solidifying almost every shade of green as a part of the updated stylish rainbow. But even still, how can you incorporate this new hue into your St Paddy’s day look without making a fabled fashion faux pas? That’s easy! Refer to our go-to guide and discover how to wear green and look stylish just in time for St Patrick’s Day.
1. Accentuate your accessories
If you’re a green-clad novice, don’t feel pressure to dive in head first. Fashion extends right down to your extremities – so dressing the part doesn’t always have to include a dress. Think bags, boots and even bling! A high-quality statement piece is the ultimate way to ease into the trend. A rich green clutch, pair of heels or earrings can transform any neutral outfit into a festive ode to the Irish.
2. Ensure your Irish eyes are smiling
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul – so what better way to highlight the colour of the moment than through your eye make-up? Blend both shadows and liner to create a smoky, green shimmer and stand out from the crowd at any celebration.
3. Opt for an Autumn jacket
Another great way to sneak a shade of green into your ensemble is through your outerwear. Notoriously warm Aussie Autumn weather permitting, a jacket is the perfect balance between festive and functional. Feel fully confident in a glowing green trench with the knowledge that you can slip out of it at any time. Opt for a neutral outfit underneath and tie the jacket around your waist or over your shoulder to suit the weather and your current situation.
4. Experiment with ombré
We’re all too familiar with the concept of ombré. But no, we’re not suggesting that you dye your hair multiple shades of green for the occasion. Take a leaf out of your hairdresser’s book and use the idea of ombré to influence your outfit. If you’re committed to the cause, reach for the stars and use a different shade of green for every element of your outfit. Start with a mint camisole tucked into an emerald skirt, and top it off with a khaki blazer and olive over-the-shoulder bag. Now that’s one way to win best dressed!
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