Fashion & Style

HOW TO SUBTLY DRESS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY

FIERCE & FANCY

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Dress: MANGO, Boots: Thrifted, Tights: Calvin Klein, Jacket: Isabel Jonathan Michael

I like to call this look “how to kill it when you parents drag you to some lame St.Patrick’s day party with family friends you need to make jealous”. Pairing a gently flowy silk dress with a straight long structured jacket creates a contrast of soft and hard that makes you look both sophisticated and strong. Then adding a vintage flare with flat towed, just above the ankle boots, gives the look an 80s flare that is coming back in modern ways. The dress is the centerpiece of this outfit, and making it green gives you a simple way to say “hello yes it is St.Patrick’s day” without screaming it obnoxiously for the whole world to hear. Sheer black tights are always a staple for me with any skirt or dress because they tie a look together and help you keep warm if it’s not exactly dress weather. Throw on a simple dainty necklace and you’ve got yourself a classy AF look that shows up anyone else at the adult party you so did not want to go to.  

COMFY CASUAL

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Shirt: H&M, Pants & Sweater: Thrifted, Shoes: Nordstrom Rack


This outfit is a day-of look, that can be worn all of St.Patrick’s day no changing-into-sweats-as soon-as you-get-home needed. Loose fitting mom jeans and a crazy comfortable sweater jacket are must-haves in any wardrobe for days that are just too much to handle, but of course you still want and need to look good. Since this outfit is definitely not for the “go all out” type of person the subtle dark grey-green halter with green detailing in the zip up sweater is perfect. A bralette decorated with flowers underneath gives the comfort of not having to wear a bra but the cuteness of sprinkled daisies around your boobs to welcome the incoming spring through fashion. Pairing this with white patent leather oxfords gives the look an easy on the go look since your feet can easily just slip right in and you are out the door.

CUTE AND CASUAL

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Skirt: Forever 21, Sweater & Boots: Marshall’s

An outfit like this consists of super simple pieces can be mismatched with a billion different things but this look is a balance of warm and cold. The warm colours are clear in the brown boots and dark olive green (obviously some green has to be in there) skirt. But then balanced through the blue jacket and cream white sweater. There is also a balance of warm and cold in the actual clothing. Having a turtleneck gives you warmth and way to hide into the neck when life gets to overwhelming, a perk I have found very helpful. While the bare legs gives you a cool free feeling without the dreaded butt itch from tights. My favourite part of this outfit is the oversized dark wash denim jacket, stolen from my mom from the 80s (sorry mom!) which I really makes the outfit tied together and changes a basic outfit to something with a sort of vintage look. 

CHILD’S PLAY

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Shoes & Overalls: Thrifted, Shirt: Forever 21, Socks: Urban Outfitters

Wearing overall in different ways (especially dress form) is a way to tap into you inner child through fashion, as you can see mine has winnie the pooh on it, a true childhood love. Wearing an overall dress is both fun and silly, making you feel playful for St. Patrick’s day. Putting on a green shirt, long or short sleeves adds to the fact you are acknowledging that it’s St. Patrick’s day, but “you don’t really care that much”. Knee high socks with all white sneaker just play off of the childish vibe and let you go all out in the kid department without looking like an actual child. They say we “grow out of our old style” but why not bring it back? Grab those old overalls that are slightly too small on you and rock it.

ST.PATTY’S PARTY

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Jacket & Shoes & Top: Thrifted, Tights: Calvin Klein, Shorts: H&M

This is definitely an outfit that should be worn to some kick-ass party. With this outfit I picture everyone not super obsessed with the idea of St. Patrick’s day, but always down for a good excuse for a party. The simple green crop top with a graphic on it has the green required for St. Patrick’s day if you don’t want to get punched (do kids still do that?). Tights under shorts is something that recently I have gotten super into, especially if they are ripped, giving you a cheeky way to repurpose your old tights you accidently ripped while jamming your foot into them when you were rushing out the door. Bomber jackets too have been on the rise in fashion, oversized one’s being my personal favourite, as seen in this greece inspired one (a true fave classic). This look is sure to have all eyes on you at any party while everyone asks “OMG where did you get that?

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