Shopping and Style

11 ways to avoid getting pinched this St. Paddy's Day

Local shops offer plenty of trendy green items

Can we all just agree to avoid the gaudy green fahion faux pas this year on St. Patrick's Day?

Wearing green to celebrate the Irish holiday doesn’t mean you have to be decked out head to toe in Irish flags, green shiny pants or oversized shamrock sunglasses. And for the love of all that is good, put the  “Kiss me I’m Irish!” T-shirt away. Instead, showcase a touch of green in a classy way with some spring fashion trends.

I went to the Hilldale Shopping Center on a hunt for pops of green that will guarantee a pinch-free day (and won’t make your kids or husband embarrassed to be seen with you). Celebrate the holiday, spring and the latest trends all in one. Here's a few items I found:

 

Subtle Staples

Sanctuary Peace Trooper Pants, $119, Evereve

 

Flight Jacket, $148, Evereve

 

Statement Pieces

Silk button-back tie tee, $85, Madewell

 

Traveler Pullover, $88, Anthropologie

 

Geoscope jumpsuit, $128, Anthropologie

 

Barry - Frank & Eileen, $188, Twig

 

Green Feet

Minnie Travel Ballet - Tory Burch, $225, Twig

 

3 for $30 socks, $14, Free People

 

Accessories

Bandana, $12.50, Madewell

 

Williamsburg faux suede baseball hat, $28, Free People

 

Night Cat Sunnies, $25, Free People

 

Check out some local thrift stores as well for some green classics.

Danae Luetkehans is a web editor at Madison Magazine.

 


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