9 Celebrity-Inspired Ways to Wear Green on St. Patrick's Day Without Looking Like a Shamrock

St. Patrick's Day is made for celebration; this we have on good authority. But it is also a day to break out the green in your wardrobe, from an adorable emerald clutch to the olive-colored parka you love but never wear. If you love to dress in verdant shades but fear resembling a shamrock, try one of these chic, celebrity-inspired sartorial ideas for all of your festivities.

Green Crop Top

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If you’re looking for an especially modern way to display some Irish pride, try a green crop top like Zoey Deutch. Paired with a flared skirt or slim trousers, the look is elegant and not at all trite.

Green Crop Top

A.L.C Charlotte Colorblock Crop Top, $245, sakfifthavenue.com

Green Floral Dress

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There are no rules stating your ensemble must be color blocked in shades of green on St. Patrick’s Day, so for a fresh take on the shade, try a delicate floral dress with green accents. Helen Mirren’s winsome ensemble is rounded out by a delicate statement necklace and bright pink lips.

Green Floral Dress

Betsey Johnson Splendor in the Cast Dress, $178, modcloth.com

Mint Statement Necklace

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When in doubt, add a viridescent statement necklace to your ensemble. A seafoam or mint-colored piece is less ostentatious in shade than emerald or lime, and will complement a pastel ensemble like Jessica Lowndes’.

Mint Necklace

J. Crew Mint Spike Necklace, $150, jcrew.com

Metallic Mint Green Skirt

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Gold and silver aren’t the only metallics on the market. For an unexpected twist, try a mint green metallic skirt like Jayma Mays. However, the look can easily veer into fashion disaster territory, so keep the rest of the look in well-tailored neutral pieces like a silk blouse and cream-colored blazer.

Metallic Mint Skirt

Manoush Metallic Miniskirt, $112.91, us.asos.com

Emerald Earrings

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For a classic and simple way to add a little sparkle and spirit to your St. Patrick’s Day ensemble, try a pair of emerald-colored earrings or an emerald-inspired bracelet. Though we would all adore to have a pair of dazzlers like the drop earrings Angelina Jolie wore to the 2009 Oscars, costume jewelry looks just as lovely and cuts the cost.

Emerald Earrings

ABS Emerald Color Teardrop Holiday Gem Earrings, $65, maxandchloe.com

Olive Green Military Parka

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St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect excuse to pull your military green parka out of the closet. For a more formal look, pair with a bright miniskirt and heels like Rashida Jones. If you’re headed to a more casual occasion, jeans, booties, and a designer sweatshirt pair well with the piece.

Olive Green Military Parka

Current/Elliott The Military Cotton Parka in Army Green, $230, forward forward.com

Green Clutch

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You’ll probably need a handbag for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities, so why not add your pop of green to your purse? The accessory is especially stunning with a black and white ensemble like Jessica Lowndes’.

Emerald Clutch

Wyatt Convertible clutch, $29.99, bluefly.com

Green Pumps

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Green pumps are a polished and subtle way to add the shade to your St. Patrick’s Day wardrobe. Extra points if you rock them in a pastel shade with a patterned frock like Lupita Nyong’o.

Green Suede Heels

Light in the Box Suede Stiletto Heels, $25.01, lightinthebox.com

Green Lace Dress

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If you’re going for a more formal St. Patrick’s Day ensemble, try forest green lace. Paired with navy or black, emerald exudes vintage-inspired glamour.

Green Lace Dress

Tadashi Shoji Illusion-Neck Lace Overlay Dress, $315, neimanmarcus.com