I hope you all had a good week. Can you believe it’s only 4 weeks until St. Patrick’s Day? It seems like Christmas was only yesterday! Before we know it the big day will be upon us so this is the time to think about your all-important outfit. Of course it’s all about the green so I’ll be giving my top picks from The Irish Store.
So Why Green?
The color first associated with St.Patrick’s Day was actually blue but that changed in the 17th century. The green of the Irish flag became the color of patriotism and as Irish nationalism grew, so did the wearing of the green. There were also the associations with the Emerald Isle, so called because of the color of our rich green landscape as well as the green of Ireland’s favorite symbol of good fortune, the Shamrock.
There’s also the danger of being pinched by a leprechaun! The tale goes that wearing green made you invisible to these mischievous creatures and kept you safe from their pinching. The tradition of pinching people who are not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day originated in the U.S. It still continues this day!
Lulus Top St.Patrick’s Day Looks
1.Traditional Aran Sweater
Nothing says ” Irish” quite like a classic Aran sweater. This one is purely traditional in it’s style with lucky honeycomb stitch in the main body. Ever since it was catapulted to worldwide fame in the 1950s and 60s by movies stars like Grace Kelly and Steve Mc Queen, this humble Irish fisherman’s sweater has become a must have wardrobe staple. Last year it took it’s rightful place in a major fashion exhibition at MoMA in New York appearing alongside iconic garments such as the Little Black Dress and Levi jeans.
Ours is available in no less than 8 gorgeous colors but obviously I’ve chosen to showcase this beautiful soft green shade for the day that’s in it. The wool is super soft merino and best of all, it comes in versions for both men and women.
2. Ladies Fitted Ireland Shirt
I just love this T-shirt. The perfect companion to your Aran sweater! The cotton is soft and comfortable to wear and the color is classic emerald green. The typeface has a real vintage look and the gold and green lettering ensure you’ll be wearing all of your Irish colors!
3. Ireland Sweatshirt
Why not go his and hers this St.Patrick’s day with our classic Ireland sweatshirt? The design features Celtic knot detailing and a central Irish shamrock badge as well as the slogan “Where the Craic is Mighty” underneath. They look great with your favorite jeans and are made from 100% cotton. The perfect outfit for the the parade!
4. Soft Touch Aran Zip Cardigan
Our top selling ladies Aran cardigan continues to get rave reviews season after season for many reasons. First there’s the stunning Aran craftsmanship with beautifully detailed zig-zag and honeycomb stitching. Next there’s the modern design with a relaxed fold down collar, 2 snug side pockets and zipper fastening. Finally there’s the soft to the touch and gorgeous to wear merino wool.
5. The Cara Baby Aran
If it’s their first St. Patrick’s day then why not kit them out in their very first Aran sweater? The Cara baby Aran is simply adorable in classic green with fun colored buttons. The luxuriously soft merino wool is sure to keep baby warm all St.Patrick’s Day long!
6. The Ardara Cable Sweater
The Ardara Aran sweater takes it’s name from one of Donegal’s most beautiful beaches on the Wild Atlantic Way. The cable stitch is the signature stitch here. This stitch was believed to be a representation of the Aran Islander fisherman’s ropes. The bold oversized cable in the main body is beautifully trimmed with finer cable stitch patterns at the sides and neck. The design is gently flared at the bottom, creating a flattering line at the hips. It comes in 3 gorgeous colors and the soft meadow green is the perfect color for St. Patrick’s Day.
Well I hope that’s given you a little inspiration for your St. Patrick’s Day look. Tune in next week as my countdown continues and I’ll be giving my top St.Patrick’s Day jewelry picks. And don’t forget to use BLOG10 at the checkout to get a 10% discount!
Thanks for dropping by.
Slán go fóill!