Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Outfit Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner… uh… er… tomorrow, March 17th!  And no one wants to get pinched (ok ok, unless it’s by a cute boy or current crush J

So instead of wearing the same ole Kelly green traditional outfits, or (yikes) those funny Halloween-looking beer girl costumes with garter belts and stockings… we say bring on a fresh fashionable change!  Enter:  mint green, the softer, more fashion forward sister to Kelly!

Mint can come in a variety of ways, from a pale, barely there whisper, to a much more attention grabbing hue… but either way, we can’t get enough of this fresh color.  Here are some outfit ideas to get you going for Saturday, and the rest of the Spring!

I can't get enough of this outfit.  The semi-bold mint hue of the slightly sheer mint maxi dress, highlighted under a soft orange blazer is a perfect Spring time combination.  The dress features a hi-low hemline which is one of the season's must haves, they make any pair of legs look spectacular!

Oversized sweaters add instant chicness to your look.  Paired with a full pleated skirt and ankle stockings under mint chunky heels keeps the look super fresh, flirty, and ultra feminine.  Keep the accessories neutral like the brown bag and simple necklace.

I love the confidence she exudes in this look.  The mint skirt borders on a slight teal twinge which adds total uniqueness to the color.  Paired with a dark button down cardigan, flirty purple and black lace top, and black strappy wedges, this look is sophisticated and divine.

You can never go wrong with a maxi skirt, especially for the Spring and Summer seasons.  This showcases the ultra pale form mint can take on, which creates a breathy, whimsical feel.  The look on the left matches the feminine skirt with an oversized boxy sweater and neutral bag, while the look on the right took a western button down tied to mid-riff level, and a darker teal bag.  Pair maxi skirts with flat sandals for an effortless feel.

Look!  Even the lovely Kim Kardashian knows how to rock the mint trend.  Spotted pumping gas and looking fabulous, that bold mint blazer over all black ensemble is simply to die for!  Wearing all black and adding a pop of color really gives your outfit a tailored and classic look!

Let's not forget mint pants!  This is a unique way to wear the color, and paired with a pale mint top, you have a lovely color-blocked outfit that is quite striking.  Match with neutral pumps and clutch and you're ready for an evening out, or a fashionable time at the office.

Last but not least, if you don't want to go all out with the mint color in your wardrobe, how about adding it to your nails?  Mint nails are absolutely some of my fav's this season, and I can't tell you how many compliments I get on them.  This surprising nail color actually works with a ton of wardrobe ensembles, and creates a nice fresh pop!

So have fun this St. Patty's, and enjoy the mint color all season!

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Photos:  fashionlatest, chictopia, siena-hoggiato, terrylowe

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