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How to Casually Add Green to Your St. Patty’s Day Wardrobe

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St. Patrick’s Day — that glorious 24-hour period of time where we’re encouraged to live like the Irish in our eating, drinking, and of course, in our fondness for the shamrock. But before you head out to that pub, pot luck, or clandestine group effort to dye the local river green, remember that nothing ruins a pint of Guinness and a shot of Jameson like a pinch on the arse.

We know…it’s an annoying tradition. Why should anyone be punished with a pinch for not wearing green? After all, no other holiday has a dress code reinforced by the pinching police.

In an effort to help you avoid the St. Patty pinchers, here are some low-key ways to add green to your wardrobe this March 17, without looking like you just jumped out of a box of Lucky Charms.

1. For the girl on the go: The simple scarf


What’s more simple, classic, and chic than a scarf? If it’s versatility you’re looking for, it’s the ultimate accessory. Fold it into a headband, tie it around your neck, or loop it through the handle of your favorite purse — and voila! Working green into your wardrobe has never been this easy. Try out this Jonathan Adler Dip Dye scarf in Mint/Turquoise from Nordstrom.

2. For the commitment-phobe: The crossbody bag


For a hint of green that you can put on, take off, or sling around the back of a chair like you just don’t care, try a crossbody bag in mint green. This woven leather purse is the perfect way to casually wear green, without technically “wearing green.” Fossil’s Sydney crossbody bag in Mint is available at Macy’s.

3. For the sophisticate: The elegant earring


The pub doesn’t have to be your scene in order to make a scene in green this St. Patrick’s Day. Add a pop color to an all black, white, or neutral wardrobe with the help of these 18k yellow gold Irene Neuwirth earrings set with rose cut chrysoprase and diamonds, available at Barneys. Although, you might need a pot of gold to pay for them.

4. For the party girl: The neon wayfarers


Plan on spending your St. Patty’s Day partying? Stay out all day (or all night) in these neon wayfarer sunglasses. Featuring colored mirror lenses and a matte finish, these retro sunnies are the perfect way to showcase your seasonal spirit in a way that won’t break the bank if you happen to lose them after a long night at the pub. Pick up these neon wayfarers at Forever 21.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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Calling St. Patrick's day "St. Patty's Day" is incorrect. Patty is short for Patricia, Paddy is short for Patrick. :) but I do love those earrings.