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Every St. Patrick’s Day brings with it the inevitable “wear green or get pinched” dilemma. Although we try to be good sports about the spirit of the holiday, few of us actually have this color in our wardrobe. For many, it might come down to running out to a local drug store and picking up a cheap green necklace that, if you’re lucky, has a plastic shot glass hanging from the end of it. If you’ve succumbed to this method of dressing up for St. Patrick’s Day, you might long for the year where you too can own the color green and pull it out for your office party. To help solve this epidemic, we’ve put together five different stylish pieces that you can wear on March 17.

Luna Boutique – Very Merry Velvet Dress, $40
Don’t let the name fool you – this deep green velvet slip dress from Luna Boutique is perfect for a night out at your favorite Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day. If the weather is still playing tricks on Orange County by mid-March, throw a jacket over the dress and pair it with some leopard booties to mix things up. This sassy outfit will have you forgetting all about your plastic necklace from CVS.

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Show Me Your MuMu – Steve Madden Hampton Shoes, $78
Why not show off some green on your feet? These olive Steve Madden sneakers from Show Me Your MuMu are great for the holiday celebration! The flatform feature makes them not only comfortable to wear throughout the night, but also stylish. Throw on a loose white tee and a pair of black skinny jeans to complete the look. You could even pair it with this olive trench coat from Show Me Your MuMu to reassure you won’t get pinched.

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Brandy Melville – Ollie Sweater, $30
Brandy Melville is great for solid color basics, regardless if you’re just starting high school or receiving your BA. For a more casual look, opt for this green, cable knit sweater from Brandy Melville. With a loose fit, this sweater will keep you warm and comfortable this St. Patrick’s Day. Pair it with your favorite light denim mom jeans, a choker and white sneakers to create a classic 90’s vibe.

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Laurenly – Guild New Romantics Jacket, $82
Military jackets are like white tees – everyone needs at least one in their closet, and they go perfectly together! This military jacket by Guild New Romantics at Laurenly is perfect for any girl whose style is edgy and feminine simultaneously. The pink and red roses embroidered on it give an update to this classic trend, and is sure to be the envy of everyone at your St. Patty’s party.

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Francesca’s – St. Patty Shamrock Graphic Tee, $20
Last, but definitely not least, is the St. Patty Shamrock Tee from Francesca’s. This shirt is not for the faint of heart. Made with the St. Paddy’s-lover in mind, this top fits anyone’s style who’s not afraid to express their love for green beer and Irish culture. Half-tucked or knotted, you’ll have no problem starting conversations at your local pub wearing this.

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