Today I am joining other fashionable ladies in styling our theme for Stylish Monday. This month, we style Green. I have no shortage of the color in my closet but decided on olive for this particular day.
Olive greens and a rich tone called “Brown Granite” are showing online and in stores as chosen colors from the Pantone Color Insititute. I would be wearing it as I love greens especially with my red hair. I’m part Irish, so it seems to go hand in hand.
“The origins of the wearing of green clothing in the U.S. on St. Patrick’s Day and for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in general date back to the 19th century, when waves of Irish immigrants came to America looking for better job opportunities, especially after the Great Famine of the 1840s-50s, and began wearing green and carrying Irish flags along with American flags as a point of pride for their home country.” TIME credit*
Why are we attracted to the color green? “Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety” One of my favorite places for serenity and peace is the woods, as I love to hike and be out in nature. So, wearing green, for me, is natural 🙂
I also read that you should be prepared to be “pinched” if you don’t wear green on St Patrick’s Day in the US, as it was thought that by wearing green on this day, that you would be invisible to Leprachans. Those who didn’t wear green would be visible and thus, pinched by the little ‘chan.
I received this scarf, from H&M, in the mail, after seeing it on other bloggers wish list. The soft pastel pink mixed with yellow and green could be paired with much in my closet, so it was a steal at $10!
I love the mix of olive and some pastels and decided on wearing this olive long buttoned cardigan, over my olive cargos, with a light pink shell underneath. I suppose I could have unbuttoned it to show the shell, but you get the idea. I was looking for a casual outfit, as I would be wearing some fashionable sneakers with this look. My Zara sneakers are years old, but these slip ons sneakers are pretty cute as well! My cardigan was bought through Poshmark, but here are several I like as well. ( cardigan, cardigan)
I could have been bolder with green, as I have some brighter greens in my closet, but do love pine greens, olive, sage, and shades of this nature. Speaking of green, I have my eye on a pair of paper-bag waist pants in olive for Spring.
My favorite fun sneakers from Zara 2 yrs ago. I am on the lookout for some platform chuck taylors too 🙂
Here is our fashionable group styling green!
Visit Julie at her blog, Fashion Trends, and Friends Love the kelly green and ruffles!
Loving lilac with olive. Visit Michele on IG
Beautiful lime green on Robin. I think pup approves 🙂 Visit Robin at Hello I’m 50sih.
Loving this palette of olive, rust, and burgundy. Visit Suzanne at on Ask Suzanne Bell Blog.
Emma looks ready for Spring in her beautiful kelly green coat. Visit her at Style Splash Blog.
Love this mix of red and olive on Nancy! Read about it on Nancy’s blog, Nancy’s Fashion Style