By Yuwa Vosper
On festive holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, it is very easy to dress cliché. We have all seen those people who dress monochromatically in green or have a “Kiss me, I’m Irish” shirt. Yes, it is fun to be festive but it is possible to be stylish as well. In building these three ensembles, the first thing I wanted to do was create unique looks that were on trend but different from the green rompers many ladies tend to wear. Carrying over from last spring/summer, flower crowns, fringe, cropped tops, and peasant blouses will still be popular items. Additionally, I wanted each ensemble to be comfortable because the parade and other festivities can be an all-day event.
The brown espadrille wedges, lace cropped top, and flower crown add a seventies chic vibe to the look while the tailored shorts and cross-body bag provide the sophistication. The tailored shorts are also a flattering option because the flat-front construction will slim the waist and torso. Even more, the espadrille wedges will create length to your leg adding height.
With this type of hat, it was easy to look beachy, so I made sure to choose garments that were perfect for a sunny, breezy St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, we know these ideal conditions may not happen in southern Louisiana, but we are hoping! By adding the white off the shoulder peasant top, the ensemble still looks polished but casual with a fun flair. This spring, my two favorite items will be espadrilles and cropped tops, both for their fun summery vibe.
A casual green T-shirt can easily be enhanced with a lightweight open cut leather vest. A pair of cuffed or cropped denim jeans will be the classic staple. The fringe open-toe ankle booties are the finishing touch that will help you transition from the parade route to a downtown bar. Another unexpected accessory will be the petite belt bag otherwise known as a fanny pack (Yes, fanny packs have received a fashionable upgrade). More convenient and accessible than the cross-body bag, the fanny pack is being designed to resemble a wallet but still has the classic waist strap.
Despite what ensemble you choose or if you use them to get inspiration for this St. Patrick’s Day, none of these ensembles will have you pinched or even worse unstylish.