Once upon a time, St. Patrick’s Day meant shamrock stickers, green face glitter, and head-to-toe green clothes.
But now you’re a grown up. An adult. A respectable professional who…still wants to dress all festive to celebrate holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day.
For those who like to celebrate with style (quite literally), here are 10 grown-up ways to dress up for St. Patrick’s Day (without wasting money on a bunch of shamrock-patterned stuff that you’ll only pull out once a year). And lucky for us, “emerald” is the Color of the Year for 2013 — meaning you’ll still look on-trend way after St. Patty’s Day.
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Pot of Gold Flower Beaded Statement Necklace 1 of 10A stylish twist on "the gold pot at the end of the rainbow."
Buy from Etsy/HappyLittleLovelies, $26
The Lilly 2 of 10The Etsy shop Zolie Designs has a variety of stylish handmade jewelry — like this chic bracelet that blends timeless style and festive flair (thanks to the clover bead).
Buy from Etsy/ZolieDesigns, $35
Emerald Green Statement Necklace 3 of 10This (shockingly affordable) statement necklace is as perfect for 2013 (emerald!) as it is for St. Patrick's Day (green + gold!).
Buy from Etsy/SpruceSparrowShop, $15
Spring Statement Necklace, Pantone Color of 2013 4 of 10And here's another stylish and affordable green and gold necklace that you'll wear long after St. Patty's Day comes and goes.
Buy from Etsy/TheEnchantingOwl, $20
Ombré Glow Tiered Necklace 5 of 10Another green + gold necklace for St. Patrick's Day — and this one is on sale!
Buy from Coldwater Creek, $29.99
You and Me Forever Dress in Green 6 of 10You'll glow like a pot of gold in this stunning green dress from Jack by DD Dakota.
Buy from ModCloth, $59.99
Womens The Diva Skinny Ankle Pants 7 of 10Luckily colored skinnies aren't going anywhere for Spring, so these green pants will get plenty of use.
Buy from Old Navy, $29.94
Womens Striped Infinity Scarves 8 of 10Another timeless pop of green for St. Patty's Day — easy enough to throw on for your child's St. Patrick's Day class party.
Buy from Old Navy, $14.94
Sephora + Pantone Universe Mini Graphic Effect Lacquers 9 of 10Don't forget the trendiest way to be festive: your nails. Although this collection was inspired by the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year, the St. Patrick's Day connection is an added bonus.
Buy from Sephora, $18
TBD Nail Art 10 of 10If you're looking for a St.-Patty-Day-worthy nail art idea, the ladies at The Beauty Department have an easy idea for you to try.
See the full tutorial at The Beauty Department
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