Let’s be honest: St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most popular times to party! And for good reason. Celebrated around the world, this holiday is a cultural and religious celebration technically referred to as the “Feast of Saint Patrick” or “the Day of the Festival of Patrick.” It’s held on March 17th (tomorrow!), as it marks the passing of the foremost patron saint of Ireland – Saint Patrick. And today, thanks to Irish tradition, celebrating in green is a must!
So, if you’re someone who can’t wait to get creative on St. Patty’s Day, keep reading for last-minute styling ideas! From hair and nails to makeup and fashion – we got you covered.
Whether you temporarily rock green hair just for St. Patrick’s Day or you're trendsetting year-round with dramatic hair color, St. Patty’s Day is always a fun time to explore the various shades of green and make your friends and coworkers envy! And when it comes to breathtaking shades of green, UK-based beauty and fashion blogger Sophie Hannah Richardson consistently shows us how it’s done. The way she explores the various hues of green, including teal, is not only awesome on its own; her hair complements her unique range of style. A bit punk, a bit goth, and a bit ethereal, Richardson’s personal style rocks! So take some tips from her looks for St. Patty’s Day! Remember, with green hair, you don’t even need to wear green to show your pride. It speaks for itself!
A chick’s nail polish says a lot about her personality, especially during a fun holiday! With green, of course, being the key color to play with, you can try out unique patterns, texture, and shimmering qualities. The outfit you wear doesn’t need to match your outfit perfectly, but you can definitely choose a nail polish look that adds even more color to your rebellious nature. Whether you want a deep, sparkly green shade to enhance your sexy-glam style or a funky-modern pattern to rock with your street style, be sure to get your manicure on time! Whether you have an appointment at the nail salon or plan to paint your nails later tonight, be sure to give them enough time to dry. St. Patty’s Day nail art should be flawless, because you never know what type of fun award you could win at work or who you will inspire! For more exciting nail designs, check out this great article from the Huffington Post.
Makeup lovers LOVE a holiday where they can take their artistry to a higher level! Whether you decide to walk into work in full-on St. Patty’s Day theatrical makeup or want to add touches of green and extra shimmer to your eyes tomorrow, the choice is yours! But you must be sure of your environment first. The makeup you wear to enter a St. Patty’s Day contest at work is likely to be very different from a dramatic look you want to try for a night out downtown. Either way, to get started, be sure to take advantage of what you see online! Beauty bloggers and information beauty sites are a great way to get tips and inspiration. We love a simple green top eyeliner from Beautylish as well as shimmery bottom color from Nikola Kate Makeup, while a deep green and gold blended lip color from Preen.Me and textured, feather-detailed applications from All Things Makeup are totally praise-worthy!
Various shades and styles of green dresses, blouses, jewelry, and accessories will help bring forth your Irish charm and/or show your St. Patrick’s Day spirit! These dramatic green statements above, which include a gothic Lolita dress, a grunge sweater dress, a romantic retro dress, and a sexy corset, will definitely keep all eyes on you! This holiday is a fun time to show your personality even more with extra drama. And don't forget about your footwear! Wearing green flats or heels is another awesome way to add color to your outfit. This is especially true if you aren't the kind of gal to embrace St. Patty’s Day-inspired makeup, nails, and hair, but still want to show what you're made of! Fierce footwear is always awesome.
Do you go over-the-top on St. Patty’s Day? Tell us how you’re planning to celebrate in a comment below!