Green Everything: Stay Stylish this St. Paddy’s Day on Campus

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Break out the four leaf clovers, gold coins, and “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirts, because St. Patrick’s Day is here! Our favorite way to celebrate is to, of course, deck ourselves out in green. If you’re looking to kick your emerald up a notch this year, here’s a few St. Patrick’s Day themed style and fashion tips to get you ready.

 

  1. A Touch O’ Green

For some, keeping their green low-key is ideal. That’s why we love the idea of adding little touches of green in one’s outfit, or better yet, makeup choices.

Our best and favorite way to do this is to incorporate in your eyeliner. You can pick some up from drugstores like Walgreens or go totally glam with Urban Decay’s glittery green version. Either way, you can’t go wrong with this look!

 

  1. Brilliant Emerald

Toss out those plastic beaded necklaces. Instead, purchase an emerald stone necklace or earring set that you can wear year-round instead of saving for March.

There are so many ways you can wear emerald jewelry, but our favorite is the more “antique” version featuring gold and bronze. Etsy is a great place to shop around for these pieces, and who knows, you might get lucky and stumble on an affordable piece of jewelry you’ll want to wear St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.

 

  1. The Green Surprise

We talk a lot about what you can do to up your green style, but why not also take a moment to send a friend some Irish love as well!

With OCM’s St. Patrick’s themed care packages, like the Shamrock Surprise, you can totally wow them. Does your long-distance BFF have a big exam coming up? The St. Patrick’s Day good luck bear is too adorable to pass up.

 

  1. Spring in Your Step

We’re big fans of green shoes. It’s just a bright and cheery color that makes any outfit that much more whimsical. Luckily, this is the season to find them in stock if you’re out shopping.

Converse has a cute pair of minty green high and low tops. Aerosoles, our favorite casual and dressy shoe brand, has flats in a flashy green. We also love the Nine West, the heeled version that would have us dancing a jig all night.

 

  1. Green All Over

Maybe you’re not a subtle kind of person, especially when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day. That’s okay too! You can go all out without looking like you walked out of a gift shop with a few rules.

For one, start with a base green, something dark or bright. We love skinny, ankle pants in emerald green. Then, layer a t-shirt or tank in a neutral, such as a gray-green or a pale green under a lighter sweater. Add on a cute and some gold jewelry, and you’re totally ready for your lucky day.

 

  1. Floral and Natural Green

We’ve talked a lot about bright and cheery green. But there’s a whole spectrum of green out there waiting for you to try on. Florals, in particular, are back in fashion, and they make a great starting place when looking for your next signature piece.

Hunter green coats will make you feel as if you’re ready for your next nature hike. Green ivy cardigans can go from your internship to your classroom with just a change of pants. And don’t forget floral scarves! They’re the best green accessory you can add to an outfit without overwhelming it.

 

 

Parent’s Corner: Top 4 St. Patrick’s Day Care Packages

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Every college student needs a little luck and love in their lives! That’s why some of our favorite care and gift packages are sent out right around the St Patrick’s Day holiday! With green and gold lifting spirits during midterms and paper due dates, there is no better time than to say “I’m thinking of you” than the 17th of March. If you want to send some love to your college student but can’t do it in person, try these four favorite St Patrick’s Day themed care packages.

 

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  1. Leapin’ Leprechaun

Want to make your student’s friends green with envy? The Leapin’ Leprechaun package is the way to go! It’s stuffed with uniquely themed candies, such as Elfkins from Keebler, gold chocolates, and Double Mint gum. Then, there are favorite study snacks to help them make their own luck such as Sun Chips and Skittles. So whether they have a sweet or a salty tooth, the package’s got you covered. But for extra fun, the Leprechauns also added a personal touch with a green bead necklace and a pair of shamrock glasses so they’re not at risk of being pinched on the day of.

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  1. Blarney Charm

What’s “blarney” you ask? Blarney comes from the legend that if you kiss the Blarney stone in Ireland, you’re sure to be granted the “gift of gab” (or great talking skills). That’s why the Blarney Charm care package is made for your college student and their many presentations and oral reports! But instead of kissing a stone thousands of miles away, they can just chow down on their favorite, gold standard candies and treats! From cookies like Oreos and Chips Ahoy to chips such as Pringles and Doritos, your favorite college student won’t be more thankful to “luck into” such an awesome package!

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  1. St. Pat’s and More

Okay, St. Patrick’s Day is just one holiday, and it comes and goes so quickly. If you’re dedicated to giving your college student a thrill of a surprise on not just the 17th, why not go the extra mile and plan out the rest of the semester? With the St. Pat’s and More package, you’re not just getting a green filled box of goodies, but you’re also pre-ordering our favorite Easter and Spring Energy packages too!

Each one has some of your student’s most favorite snacks. For example, St. Patrick’s Day contains Charms Blow Pops, Chips Ahoy cookies, and a cute “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” button! Easter is filled to the brim with chocolate and Cadbury eggs, gummy carrots, and classic Jelly Belly Jelly Beans. And, just when they need it the most, they’ll receive a package made to boost spirits and lower study-related hunger pains with Smarties, Teddy Grahams, popcorn, and Nutella spread.

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  1. Mrs. Fields St. Patrick’s Day Forested Basket

But what if candy and chips aren’t your student’s thing? What if you want to surprise more than one student, such as a roommate or a study group? St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t just have to be about solo gifts! With the Mrs. Fields St. Patrick’s Day Frosted Basket, you can send everyone’s favorite themed cookies right to your student’s door. Good enough for 12, you can feed an entire village of Leprechauns!

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St. Patty’s Day Nail Art

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Rejoice one and all, Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us! No matter whether you can claim Irish heritage or are simply a fan of the culture, March 17th is a time for celebration. Of course, everyone knows that if you are going to participate in St. Patty’s, you need to dress the part. A great way to show your Celtic spirit is by sporting some festive nail art! Maybe keep it simple, yet funky, by alternating every finger with green, white, and orange; or, if you are blessed with a steady hand and great attention to detail, why not go all the way with little a little leprechaun head on your ring finger, or a rainbow and pot of gold. Whatever route you take in your nail art, just remember to have fun with it and share your pictures with us at @OCMONCAMPUS on Twitter and @OcmOnCampus on Instagram!

Looking for more ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Browse our selection of St. Patrick’s Day Care Packages to keep your friends green with snacking envy! Or, celebrate the upcoming spring by adding one of our dorm room area rugs in a shade of refreshingly earthy green to your living space. Emerald green may be the iconic color for St. Patty’s Day, but it’s also a staple color for Spring!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!