If someone asks you what to wear for St. Patrick’s Day, their underlining question is – How can you stay stylish in green as an adult on March 17?
While the challenge is real, that is kinda fun, isn’t it? After all, green is such a tricky – or shall I say – risky color to pull on.
If you can look both festive and chic in a green outfit, you are the real deal.
That said, I’ve gathered 10 key elements for St. Patrick’s Day adult outfit ideas. From subtle work attire to aesthetic high-street style, I’ve got your back.
1. WEAR A GREEN DRESS AS A FOOLPROOF LOOK
If you want to keep things simple and dainty, a one-piece green dress just never goes wrong.
Instead of throwing on the eye-catching bright green hue, go for darker shades like forest green or sage that can always add a dash of modern sophistication to your look.
For the girls who think wearing a green one-piece dress is a bit too much, no worries as you can always balance out the look by adding a neutral color shirt on top.
As the weather for St. Patrick’s Day is more on the chilly side, finish up the look with a darling cream-cropped sweater and ankle boots are always on point.
2. STYLE A GREEN BLAZER AS A WORK OUTFIT
Want to look festive and sleek at the same time? A green blazer is here for you.
For a nice contrast, team a classy emerald green blazer with a white V-neck top is such an impeccable combo.
Together, they just bring out the best hues in each other.
If you feeling slightly more dressy today, don’t hesitate to throw on a ruby red necklace – that gonna elevate the look tenfolds.
So yes ladies, you can certainly look decent and chic in your professional work attire.
A structured green blazer just signals to others “I’m busy but hey, I still care about festivals!!”
3. GO FOR MILITARY CHIC STYLE FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Green doesn’t always have to be all bright and funky, green can also be cool and edgy if you want to!
Yes, you guessed it, I’m saying the military army look that is wholly on trend these days.
Complete your outfit with an olive green shirt dress and studded combat boots, you are bound to feel fabulous.
Of course, let’s not forget to accentuate your silhouette with a faux leather belt. This tiny change just makes you feel instantly put together.
4. SNEAK IN A TOUCH OF GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Let’s be real here, green is not everyone’s cup of tea.
If you want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a low-key way, sneaking in some green here and there with accessories is such a brilliant idea.
Whether that’s a green shoulder bag or a unique chartreuse corset belt that screams high fashion, they are just equally flattering.
5. FRESHEN UP THE LOOK WITH CLOVER
Is wearing green your only way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Well, perhaps it’s time to freshen up your look with clovers.
Symbolizing good luck, faith, and love, it’s just a breath of fresh air when you find a youthful clover print dress.
Or else, you can always go for the clover hair accessories or necklaces. You can literally wear them every day!
I have one dainty clover necklace which is really dear to me – I wear it for the whole high school time. I mean, who doesn’t want more good luck?
6. GO FOR A GREEN AESTHETIC COLLEGE LOOK
As a unique hue, green is a surprisingly perfect shade to match pastel hues for a springy college girl look.
As a perfect mix of retro vibes and aesthetics, green just make your ensemble look one-of-a-kind.
For a youthful IT girl look, teaming a body-hugging halter top with flared lime green pants and pink converse just screams “I’ve got a style and I OWN it”.
7. STAY ELEGANT WITH A GREEN SCARF
For a festive yet feminine look, nothing quite beats a green neck scarf.
Whether you tie it on the bag handle or wrap it around the neck, it just exudes a sense of elegance. The styling combos are literally endless.
If you want to spice up a boring round-neck tee, add a green neck scarf and all people will think your white top is a designer piece. Never underestimate the power of a satin scarf.
8. GO FOR AN ARTSY STYLE WITH GREEN
While a denim dungaree can appear juvenile, navy green linen overalls just give out exquisite artsy vibes.
Featuring a sense of tranquility, green is many hipster girls’ favorite.
For a high street minimalist look, team a sand-tone top with slouchy green paper bag pants just looks as retro as it looks rusty. Nail it.
9. MAKE A STATEMENT WITH GREEN ON GREEN
If you think green on green is hard to carry, well, think again.
By combining different shades of green, it’s totally possible to achieve a happy medium — not appear to be trying too hard, but enough to make a statement.
To avoid looking top-heavy, I will wear a light green shirt with darker green pants for a smooth transition.
Seriously, this look just can’t go wrong with a brown belt. Or else, a co-ord set comes in handy for you to incorporate green in a neat and simple way.
10. GO ALL IN FOR A FUN LOOK
For a close family party for St. Patrick’s Day, sometimes all you and your siblings want is a funny quote T-shirt to make people laugh.
And I believe a “Pinch me and I’ll pinch you” shirt ordered from Etsy represents most of us that day. (Such a mood).
And for the wild parties nights with girl pals, there are NO RULES – Wear whatever you want! For extra sassiness, go for a clover sheer black top that is sure to turn heads.
So ladies, here are the 10 St. Patrick’s day outfit ideas for adults!
Well, now you don’t have a reason not to bring your A-game that day. I’ve got the ideas and now it’s time for you to pull off the look!
Let’s have a quick recap first:
- Wear green dress as a foolproof look
- Style green blazer as work outfit
- Go for military chic style for St. Patrick’s Day
- Sneak in a touch of green for St. Patrick’s Day
- Freshen up the look with clover
- Go for a green aesthetic college look
- Stay elegant with green scarf
- Go for an artsy style with green
- Make a statement with green on green
- Go all in for a fun look
If you are interested in more festival outfit ideas, below are the reads! See you there gals!