Regardless of your heritage, you're probably very aware of St. Patrick's Day -- the traditional Irish holiday celebrated each year on March 17 in honor of Irish Saint Patrick. More than likely you observe this festive day by sporting your best bright green shirt and meeting up with friends at your favorite local Irish pub.
So you don't want to get pinched Wednesday, but you don't want to look like this either....
How many people do you see (successfully) wear green....ever? I personally enjoy wearing green, but it is rare that you find something tastefully green to purchase. I think everyone just saves their green wear for St. Patrick's Day, and wear the most awful green outfits they can find, thus creating a stereotypical image in our minds that Green=Taki, drunk, pinching, vomit,etc.
It can be tricky to know what to wear with green, you may not even have any green in your wardrobe. If worn correctly green is a very complimentary color.
On the one hand you have Anne Hathaway (in the Devil Wears Prada), sporting a fierce, chic, Lewin, kelly green wool overcoat trimmed with leopard cuffs and collar. On the other you see the daring Lady Gaga butchering the use of green pretty much wearing everyone's fashion nightmare.
For some people, green accessories are much easier to pull off than a green article of clothing. At the 2009 Academy Awards, Angelina Jolie paired emerald jewels with her strapless black dress. Doing this gave her ensemble a subtle dash of color in a classic way.
Whether it is green jewelry, shoes, broach, or fabulous clutch, green is a sure way to receive plenty of attention...in a good way.
So this St.Patrick's day you can be confident walking the streets knowing you will not be getting pinched by complete strangers, and still looking like a person and not the little man at the end of the rainbow.