Happy St. Patrick’s Day! NYC is one wild and green mess today, but silly and fun at the same time. I woke up to sounds of drums and other marching-band instruments coming from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, in addition to lots of screams from the ever-so-green crowd.
Everyone likes St. Patrick’s Day for a different reason: some may like it for the traditional corn beef, cabbage, and Irish soda-bread meal with lots of alcohol, while others may like it for the parade. I, however, like it for a completely different reason: I like to see the crazy variations of green outfits along the streets. (In photo: crowd of “green-oufiters” watching the parade)
Green wigs, green blazers, green leggings, and green sunglasses are some of the clothing and accessories that I spotted throughout my whereabouts today. Some of the outfits were funny, while others were just plain hideous. I’m all for being festive and showing festivity through clothing, but there’s a way to do so in a chic way like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian do in the photo above.
To achieve a festive yet chic St. Patrick’s Day themed look, don’t just stick to green: combine green with another color to balance it out (how about purple?). Topshop recently came out with an adorable ‘green paisley-print waist blouse‘ that is perfect for St. Patricks Day.
Wear this blouse with black leggings, black suede wedges, a black leather purse with silver or gold hardware, and a purple and green cocktail ring. For makeup, go all out with purple nails and a smidgen of purple and silver eyeshadow. Because it’s warm out, all you need over the blouse is a light leather jacket.
The Topshop blouse is available for $80 on Topshop.com. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, and indulge on some traditional St. Patrick’s Day food!