We’ve all seen them: the people clothed head to toe in green on St. Patrick’s Day, either with the large leprechaun hats on or the t-shirts that exclaim, “Kiss me, I’m Irish!” Well, that’s the more obvious way to avoid getting pinched on St. Paddy’s day, but why not try a different approach this year by subtly adding green to your outfit?  

Here’s my chic style guide on how to incorporate green into your outfit just by accessorizing!




St. Patrick's Day Style: Sunglasses

Tillie Adelson


Sunglasses: You can always bring an extra element to an outfit by adding a cool standout pair of sunglasses. When you’re not wearing them on your face, hang them from your purse or wear them on your head!




St. Patrick's Day Style: Earrings

Tillie Adelson


Earrings: Adding earrings with a splash of green is a great way to incorporate the spirit of St. Paddy’s day into your outfit. It’s a subtle addition and, yet, will bring so much color to your face and overall look.




St. Patrick's Day Style: Stilettos

Tillie Adelson


Stilettos: My favorite addition to the outfit, of course! While it can be hard to find the perfect pair of green stilettos, when you do, it will be a great added element to your outfit. Remember, the stilettos don’t have to be entirely green. Try a pair with a green pattern or even just a hint of green. This way they will be perfect for both the holiday and year-round!




St. Patrick's Day Style: OPI Polish


St. Patrick's Day Style: OPI Polish



Nail Polish: Polish, a sometimes forgotten about accessory, is an excellent way to add some fun and spirit to your St. Paddy’s day outfit. Try a classic green color like OPI’s “Jade is the New Black” (left) and mix it up with a different shade of green on the "party nail." Or lighten it up with OPI’s “Green-wich Village” (right). If you’re feeling really adventurous, try some shamrock nail art with a kelly green background! 

I hope you’re able to try just one or all of these style tips on St. Patrick’s Day! Remember, if you forget to wear green, you may have a pinch coming your way!




Tillie Adelson

Tillie Adelson is the witty and fashionable voice behind style and beauty blog My Stiletto Life, and was recently featured in InStyle Magazine’s November 2013 issue. She is a style influencer, a content creator, an entrepreneur, and a stylist. She contributes her creative voice and style to various platforms and most recently dove into the e-commerce beauty space by launching her own nail polish subscription service. Tillie is a graduate of UCLA and Parsons the New School for Design and launched her career in fashion in New York City. She is a pop culture aficionado, has a penchant for stilettos and nail polish, and has an affinity for languages and culture. After living in NYC for a few years, Tillie moved back to her native San Francisco, where she currently resides.

Tillie is part of The Opener, an exclusive, invite-only contributor network that will bring the best food, culture and innovation writing to the pages of Coca-Cola Journey.

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