St. Patrick’s Day

There are so many things to celebrate this week!

Between Spring Break quickly approaching and St. Patrick’s Day, there are a million reasons to dress up and splurge on yourself. Pantone named Emerald the color of the year, which could not be more perfect. Emerald not only looks great on every skin tone, but it’s making St. Paddy’s day extra chic this year. J.Crew channeled the color into Tippi sweaters, pumps, and many of their signature looks. All I can say is, yes please!

The JCR Girls | Be Casual

Casual Look
Throughout the day, use Emerald as a pop of color. An easy way to incorporate the trend into an everyday wardrobe is with a classic outfit. Try a white tee, an emerald sweater, dark washed jeans, and flats. To add to the casual look, a gold accessory will look great with green. It looks instantly chic and is a great way to show off that Spring Break tan.

The JCR Girls | Dress Up

Dress Up
I love a great casual look, but nothing is better than putting on a pair of pumps, getting a blow-out, and wearing a dress that fits like a glove. Emerald in the evening feels like Audrey Hepburn wearing Kate Spade. It’s rebellious with color, but instantly chic with the bright tone. If wearing color isn’t your thing, try a LBD and green accessories. Nothing’s better than a great statement necklace and a killer heel.

The JCR Girls | For the Men

For the Men

Whether a man is dressing up or down, green suits them well for spring. With spring break approaching, or here for the lucky few of you, I’m looking forward to seeing guys in green swimsuits. It makes them look instantly tan, gives them that pop of color, and is a fun alternative to boring navy blue trunks. Pair that with Ray-Bans and throw on a graphic-tee- not an old basketball shirt from high school- and their casual look is complete. For St. Paddy’s day, I want to see less dressing up and more of a guy-next-door look. Let’s be honest, St. Patrick’s Day consists of green beer after green beer, so stray away from a fitted button down.

By: Catherine Gabel (@kittygabel)

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