It’s that time of the year again when you bust out every piece of green clothing you have (to avoid getting pinched) and roam the streets in a daze fueled by equal parts Guinness and Irish whiskey. March 17 is St. Patrick’s day and whether or not you have Irish heritage, everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s. The first St. Patty’s day was celebrated in New York in 1782 and became a yearly event in 1848 as a way for Irish immigrants to celebrate their culture.
As the Lower East Side prepares to continue this tradition and paint the town green, we at Taste Collection have come up with a style guide for all your green apparel, accessories, and cosmetic needs.
It is a little known fact that green is not traditionally the color that St. Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) was associated with. In fact, most images of the saint had him sporting blue. Over time this traditionally religious holiday associated with quite prayer and reflection (March 17 is the feast day of St. Patrick) was adopted by the large Irish immigrant population in America as a day to celebrate their culture and heritage. It was from there that the color green became associated with the holiday. After all, Ireland is traditionally referred to as the “Emerald Isles”.
In line with this holiday’s theme, we’ve got a large spectrum of green, emerald, blue green, mint green, and jade hues for you to choose from. Check out the style guide below and shop the looks that best suit you.
Keep your intimates in theme with these custom lace pieces from Japanese designer Tadashi Shoji. Pair the body suit with some skinny jeans and a blazer to turn this piece into a fashionable and sexy St. Patty’s day statement.
Forest green lace bralette ($55.00) , panty ($30.00), and body suit ($65.00) by Tadashi Shoji
It’s all in the (mint green) details
For those of you who would rather not be dressed in head to toe in green, here are some accessories you can add to any look as a color accent.
Dangling beaded earrings by Medusa’a Heirlooms ($38); Leather and glass bead necklaces by Ornamental Things ($68.00, $58.00); Mint lip balm by Somerset ($8.00); Zipper case ($15.00) and Cigarette/ID holder ($30.00) by Jim Spinx; Coaster by Studio Vertu ($22.50)
The Active Alcholic
Yes, we believe drinking is a sport and if you are serious about your alcohol consumption stay warm, comfy, and on the go in this sporty ensemble.
Leggings ($86.00) and reversible halter sports bra (75.00) by Jiva; Quilted Vest ($118.00) by Karen Kane
Green Beauty and Fragrance
These use these green beauty products to help keep you fresh during the day, as well as help you recover from the impending hangover.
Leather wallet ($34.00) by Fine and Candy; Aloe soothing face mask ($4.50) by Lapcos; Aqua perfume ($46.00) by Soap & Paper Factory; Renew + Repair body oil ($19.50) by Clary Collection; Gel jade eyeliner ($14.00) by Beauty for Real; Panda cosmetic pouch ($7.50) by Cats Eye
The Green Party Monster
If you’re really looking to make a style statement this look will surely get you noticed (and perhaps even get you a couple of free drinks).
Serpentine rabbit fur vest ($210) by Tourance; Shades ($185) by Raen; Alma slip dress ($40) by Lacausa
Track Suit it Up
Fellas, we haven’t forgotten about your style needs. This stylish and comfortable track suit will help keep you in the running through this drinking marathon till you hit the finish line (or pavement).
Track suit ($158.00) by HOM
Guys need to accessorize and pamper themselves too. Stay fresh and dapper with these items.
Necktie ($52.00) and bowtie ($45.00) by Josh Bach; Grafton colonge ($75.00) by Truefitt & Hill; Solid fragrance ($18.00) and Eu de Colonge ($25.00) by Soap and Paper Factory; Zipper pouch ($15.00) by Jim Spinx; Apothecary Kit ($48.00) by Izola
Plains and Prints
Play with prints and solid colors to keep your St. Patrick’s day outfit interesting. And remember great style comes from the inside out so why not keep your boxers in theme too?
Dinosaur printed botton down ($45.00) by Artistry in Motion; Boxer briefs ($35.00) by HOM