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If You're Going to a St. Patrick's Day Parade
Wear your heaviest green parka and shamrock accessories. More often than not, the weather will be chilly for your city's annual parade, so bundling up is a must! We recommend an army green puffer and layering up on thematic accessories.
Coat: Steve Madden hooded puffer jacket with faux shearling trim, $65.90; nordstrom.com
Scarf: Loft plaid scarf, $29.99; loft.com
Hat: Smathers & Branson 'shamrock' baseball cap, $35; nordstrom.com
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If You're Just Going Out for One Drink
Wear a festive tee or the greenest shirt in your closet. It's a basic requirement to wear green on St. Patrick's Day. (Trust us, fellow party-goers will harass you all night long if you don't participate!) So now's the time to add a cute (and re-wearable!) top to your wardrobe or pick up a reasonably-priced on-theme tee if you're really feeling festive.
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If You're Celebrating the Entire Day
Wear a full-on shamrock-theme get-up. St. Patrick's Day is one of the happiest holidays of the year because the more you get into it, the more fun it becomes. So that means the tackier the accessory, the better. Yes, even shamrock boppers are fully encouraged!
Shirt: SoRock studded shamrock three-quarter-length-sleeve shirt; $30; amazon.com
Headband: Amscan glitter shamrock plastic bopper, $2.70; amazon.com
Sunglasses: Amscan shamrock plastic shutter glasses, $6.10; amazon.com
Necklace: Amscan shamrock bead necklace, $8.16; amazon.com
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If You Want to Look Festive for Work
Wear a Kelly green outfit. Kelly green is the shade of the season, but it will also look flattering any other time of the year.
Dress: Tahari bi-stretch sheath dress in green, $128; nordstrom.com
Sweater: J.Crew Italian featherweight cashmere classic V-neck sweater, $119.99; jcrew.com
Top: Madewell silk button-back tie tee, $85; madewell.com
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If You're Going Anywhere That Has Green Beer on Tap
Wear wear a tee that reflects your love for the holiday. Green beer is to St. Patrick's Day what eggnog is to Christmas — a holiday must-have. (Also this T-shirt is very washable, so you're prepared for any activity.)
Buy It! Redbubble "Happy St. Patrick's Day" women's relaxed fit T-shirt, $30.73; redbubble.com
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If You're Going to an Annual Irish Festival
Wear a shirt you can bring out year after year. It's simple, clever and you'll never have to worry about what you should wear on St. Patrick's Day again.
Buy It! Chi Town Clothing "St. Patrick's Day" T-shirt, $22; etsy.com