How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Look Chic: OOTD

How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Look Chic: OOTD

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and this year I felt like styling an outfit for it so that’s why we’re here. St. Patrick’s Day is not even really a holiday that I actively observe or celebrate, but I do love the color green so I thought it’d be fun to try and style a more chic outfit for it. It’s a Tuesday, so I’m not doing anything crazy or going out drinking, but I am leaving the house today to go to work, so that’s what I styled this outfit for. Keep on reading to see what I wore!

Coat: Mango / Sweater: American Eagle / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Fila

One of my favorite colors this past year to style has been green. I think it’s surprisingly versatile and it goes with a lot if you’re open to trying it out. I’ve recently accumulated a rather large collection of green sweaters (I have about 5, which is a lot considering it’s not a neutral) and they are some of my favorites to wear day to day. For my St. Patrick’s Day look, I chose this striped one from American Eagle, because I love the darker green and I also love the stripes. It’s a more low-key way to celebrate this holiday, without necessarily wearing your brightest Kelly green sweater.

Over top, I decided to throw on my favorite plaid green coat because it’s still a little bit chilly out in NYC. This coat is not super heavy, which makes it more of a transitional coat so I haven’t actually gotten much use out of it. Now that it’s getting a bit warmer, it’s actually getting to be the perfect weather to wear this, as long as you’re layering underneath it! To keep things casual and comfortable, I wore some distressed mom jeans and these super comfy white Fila sneakers that everyone owns. This look is incredibly easy, comfortable, and casual. It’s perfect if you’re heading out to celebrate today!

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Four Affordable Outfits to Wear on Valentine’s Day

Four Affordable Outfits to Wear on Valentine’s Day

This year I wanted to share some V-day outfits that are not necessarily all pink and red, but when I was putting them together, I realized that I wear pink too often to count it out this year. So if you wanted something that did not involve pink, red, purple this is probably not going to be the most helpful. Another thing to note is that I’m not really a dress kind of girl in the winter so these outfits all have pants because that’s what I would and probably will be wearing on Valentine’s Day this year. Now that all the disclaimers are done, keep on reading to see what I came up with for four affordable V-day outfits! Everything will be linked below as long as it’s available or I can find something similar!

Outfit #1

To start things off, I had to share this hot pink American Eagle sweater (similar) because it was on clearance when I got it and second, it’s such a pretty color to celebrate your love. I kept it simple by pairing it with a pair of dark wash Jamie Jeans from Topshop and these pretty patent red heels from Steve Madden. I love pairing pink and red together and I thought Valentine’s Day was a perfect fit for this outfit!

Sweater: American Eagle / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #2

I had originally planned to wear this outfit for my birthday, but with the snow I didn’t think it was the right fit for that day. However, I do think it’s a perfect fit for Valentine’s Day! As you know I love wearing cardigans as tops and I’ve shared this white cardigan from Target a million times on here already. I also shared these pink corduroy pants from Target and I love them too! I would recommend sizing down in these pants, because they run big. I normally wear a 4 or 6, and ended up getting a 2 in these. I’ve had these pinky purple heels for about a year and they are so comfortable that it really surprises me every time I wear them! They are from the brand Botkier and I got them at Nordstrom.

Sweater & Pants: Target / Shoes: Botkier

Outfit #3

This is my one outfit that does not include a pink, purple, or red item because I knew I had to include at least one. I got this pretty satin wrap top from Abercrombie (similar) a few months and I think it’s a perfect date night top. I decided to pair it with my tried and true black faux leather pants from BlankNYC (similar). I got these about 2 years ago and I love them because they are comfortable and they don’t fall down like most leather leggings! I paired them with my favorite suede mid calf boots (similar) because I love the way leather and suede look together.

Top: Abercrombie / Pants: BlankNYC / Shoes: Something Navy

Outfit #4

This last outfit is another more casual look for when you’re not doing something too fancy. I found this gorgeous jewel toned purple sweater at & Other Stories and knew I had to have it. It’s the most gorgeous color! I thought it would look so nice tucked into my black straight leg jeans from Topshop and this black belt I got from Target to define my waist a bit more. You know I’m really into my white Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots so I thought they would look so good with this outfit.

Sweater: & Other Stories / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

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