Saint Patrick's Day Shopping: 12 Green Things You'll Actually Wear Again

Every March around this time, when people began passing around recipes for soda bread and getting shamrock nail art, I resolve to buy something green for Saint Patrick's Day. "This purchase will not be a frivolous one," I always promise myself. "I'll get something I want wear again!" Fast forward two months later and there I am, six years running, giving a hard sell at Beacon's Closet on some chartreuse blouse that they don't want either.

But this time around, things really will be different. Emerald, one of green's most flattering shades, recently snagged Pantone's coveted "Color of the Year" title for 2013, and it's made for some really good jewel-tone options this season. Not to mention all the love major designers and brands are showing the hue's other varieties. Whether its the 2012 mint trend that's still going strong or all the army-inspired pieces for fall, all things vert are having a major moment in fashion. Enjoy the serendipitous timing now with my top 12 green picks in the slideshow below.


Breathable footwear for girls who hate open-toed shoes.