Gather all of your green beads and pots of gold because today marks St. Patrick’s Day.
Named after St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, it is said that the holiday is associated with the color green as a link to nationalism since green is the most prominent color on the Irish flag. According to legend, the color was also said to make you invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures and other mystical beings that would pinch you if you weren’t wearing green.
Kate Middleton visited Ireland on a royal tour earlier in March and broke out a glimmering emerald dress from the Vampire’s Wife with matching velvet Manolo Blahnik BB pumps. Her sister-in-law, Meghan Markle, followed suit by choosing an emerald green Emilia Wickstead cape dress, a matching green hat and Aquazzura nude pumps for the 2020 Commonwealth Day services.
For those of us who don’t dress up for royal visits and celebrations, green can still be the centerpiece of your look. Slime green is currently one of the biggest trending colors of spring.
Kendall Jenner demonstrated how to wear the shade in a Saks Potts set that she matched with see-through Amina Muaddi slingback pumps at the 2020 Brit Awards after-party. Lizzo got the same memo when she chose an off-the-shoulder neon dress for a “Saturday Night Light” celebration; her $695 Femmes Sans Peur sandals were covered in white ostrich feathers, with Swarovski crystals at the toe and a 4.13-inch heel.
While some stars lean into the boldness of green, other celebrities prefer to use the color to accessorize and amplify a more subdued look.
Dua Lipa balanced her hot pink heels from the Attico with a fleecy bright green zip-up jacket in London, while Céline Dion complemented her Balenciaga athleisure look and all-white $995 Triple S sneakers with a pop of reflective green on top.
For St. Patrick’s Day (or any other day), break out your favorite shade of green in the shoes below.
To Buy: Nike Air Max Dia Sneakers, $110.
To Buy: Kenneth Cole Alora Booties, $67.
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