It's my favorite day of the year.
Because you can drink beer all day?
Because I'm part Irish?
No. (But that is true)
Because you can wear an entire outfit in my favorite color and no one will say anything about it?
(If you haven't guessed, my favorite color is GREEN)
In fact, on St. Patrick's Day...
wearing an over-the-top green outfit is encouraged! Tomorrow I can walk around town looking like a green Santa's elf, and no one will think twice. This makes me very happy.
My sister once said...
after looking at my closet, "Well, at least you don't have to spend a lot of time in the morning matching outfits - everything is the same color!" She was right. I have been known to wear an entirely green outfit on days other than St. Patrick's Day. Which gets me thinking about these silly fashion rules and trends that people follow. One day skinny jeans are in, the next it's wide leg sailor pants. One season it's 1960's style - the next we bring back the 1980's. (I run and hide every time the 80's come back)
If you pay attention to fashion at all, it gets pretty ridiculous.
And what is even more entertaining is seeing carbon copies of magazine models walking around town as if they walked right into JCrew and bought exactly what the manikin was wearing without even thinking. I guess if you want to make sure to "fit in" you can do this and be safe.
But when I really think about it, who really cares what is in or out?
I say wear what you love. Wear what makes you feel good about yourself.
Whether its an all green outfit not on St. Patricks day, or those bell bottoms that were your moms from the 70's. Why wake up every morning doing the jumpy dance just to get your feet through the tiny hole at the end of those skinny jeans? Because that is what everyone else is wearing? It just doesn't make sense to me.
Yes you will make fashion faux pas and might get some funny looks...
but you experiment, you learn, and eventually you find your own unique style that isn't anyone elses or what someone says is "fashionable". And that is what style is all about - at least for me.
When I look back at that 1990's picture of me with Santa Claus...
wearing my bright orange T-shirt, mint green stretch pants, hot pink tube socks, and white leather slip-on shoes (and a grin the size of the Pacific Ocean) - I remember that I was one happy kid whose parents did not make her wear the standard "Pretty Dress for Santa Pictures Outfit" and that is how I became who I am today - the not always perfectly styled, but always stylish adarose.
So - Happy Green Wearing Day!!
And if you love the color green like me, keep wearing it all year long - or what ever color makes you feel good. Because when it comes down to it, those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind!
And guess what? Looks like green is in this year!
I would definitely be caught wearing this...