Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Get These Green Pieces For St. Patrick’s Day!

A friend of mine recently asked me what the big color for spring was going to be & from my research & observation of trends, I saw that emerald green was getting to be very popular, amid the rise in pretty pastels & trendy neons. Nearly everyone looks great in emerald, so I thought, what better day to talk about some amazing emerald pieces than on St. Patrick’s Day!

I know when I’m putting a look together, I usually stick to classic black & white pieces, but there’s nothing better than a special pop of color, especially when it comes to green. First, the Merona 3/4 sleeve v-neck cardigan sweater ($19.99) from Target is the perfect topper to any polka dots, graphic print, or houndstooth sheath dress for both the office & a family party. Speaking of dresses, I love the stretch cotton skater dress ($27.93) from Express (which is currently on sale for 30% off) & the AB Studio lace sheath dress ($25.60) from Kohl’s (which has recently been reduced from its original $64.00 price). Both are reasonably priced & can work for any season if paired with cork wedges or even opaque tights & a boyfriend blazer.

If you prefer separates, then try H&M‘s blouse ($12.95) which can be worn knotted with skinny jeans & sneaker wedges for a casual day out & about, or untucked over some rocker chic leather leggings & metallic pointy toe pumps when headed out with the girls. Also, I recommend the Diva skinny ankle pants ($29.94) from Old Navy to be worn with a cable knit sweater for a preppy look or a flirty blouse & ballet flats when meeting gal pals for a luncheon. Not to mention that Old Navy has a special 17% off coupon code (ONLUCKY) which can be used on almost any online only purchase.

Add green accessories into the mix with some jewelry like the bubble bead statement necklace ($12.99) from Charlotte Russe, which is having a sitewide 20% off sale today, online only! Also, there’s Forever 21‘s iridescent arrowhead drop earrings ($4.80), which can be worn with a modern LBD & strappy sandals, or made exotic for your next vacation in a maxi dress & basketweave wedges.

I always love green in multi-color patterns too, which is why I selected the bright geometric scarf ($19.95) from New York & Company to wear with a denim jacket & jersey skirt while shopping, or to dress up any solid pullover & dark denim jeans. Lastly, you can’t talk about green without mentioning shoes & there are so many ways to wear the Worthington Pennie faux suede ballet flats ($28.00) from JC Penney like with a pair of neutral trousers & button-down shirt. Also, there’s the PaylessAmerican Eagle sweetheart high wedge sling ($24.99) with a cotton wrap dress or a chambray tunic & colored denim shorts.

How do you like to wear green? Do you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? Which are your favorite pieces? What’s your budget for new spring-friendly fashions? For more posts on affordable fashion, check out a budget-friendly spring look for under $100, the complete lookbook of Kate Young’s collection for Target, colorful crossbody bags for under $15.00, neon looks inspired by Beyoncé Knowles & Jennifer Lopez, chic spring break must-haves, & how to wear yellow like Emmy Rossum & Miranda Kerr! Happy Styling!

Color Me Style: Go Green!

So it’s St. Patrick’s Day & some may say it’s a little silly to wear green, but here are just a few of my favorite green items (from cosmetics to clothing to accessories) that will pop as you head out for happy hour or a late night pub crawl to responsibly celebrate the night!

Dresses like these are adorable for any time this spring, especially with some serious platforms & a chunky belt.  These tops can be dressed up with some shiny leggings or down for with a pair of denim shorts or skirt. Since green is the most dominant color in your look, keep the rest of your pieces neutral in black or brown like this crocodile handbag or these hoop earrings.   

Just for the heck of it, let’s take a quick look back at some of my favorite “green” looks worn by celebrities like Mandy Moore in Jenny Packham, Amy Adams in Proenza SchulerJulianne Moore in Tom Ford, Malin Akerman in Amanda Wakely, Marcia Cross in Elie Saab, Angelina Jolie in Versace, & last but not least the dress that Carrie Bradshaw wore in the last episode of Sex & the City.   

These affordable wedges will last you until next fall, especially when worn with a maxi dress, sundress, or your favorite cropped pant.  From Charlotte Russe, this knit scarf will layer perfectly over a button-down & tee.  A soft touch of color in your jewelry can help bring your natural glow & these earrings would do the trick, especially with a soft complexion & neutral lips by Ulta brand products.  For one last fun addition to our green selections, let your fingers grab some attention with this lime polish & perhaps even a cocktail ring like the cherry on top. Have a safe & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Happy Styling!