Shopping green has been around for years – but we’re not talking about shopping with a conscience (we’ve written about that before!). We’re talking about shopping for some literally green clothing in time for the upcoming St Patrick’s Day!
Whether you’ll be joining the annual St Patrick’s Day Street Festival (14-16 March 2014), or one of the mass pub-crawls that usually go on over the St Patty’s Day weekend, you’re going to need some green threads. After all, you know the rules! If you don’t wear green, you’re gonna get pinched! From hats, earrings, bangles and flats, to stunning maxi dresses, pants, tops and bags, this list is all you need for shopping green – literally! – this St Patrick’s Day.
Stylish womenswear suitable for any occasion
Traipsing around Clarke Quay trying to beat the world record for most number of bars visited in one night can be a rather sweaty affair, especially in the humidity and heat of Singapore. That’s where Attaby comes in. Geared towards those living in hot climates, Attaby offers stylish, modern, versatile womenswear suitable for any occasion, whether a cocktail party by the pool, or partying it up at a bar (or two, or ten!). Of course, they’ve also got green-coloured options – like their ‘Nod to Oz Jersey Dress’ in emerald green, and their vintage-inspired ‘Front Split Pencil Skirt’, which has a figure-hugging form to flatter any woman’s body!
Great clothing and jewellery options
If green isn’t really your colour, yet you want to avoid getting pinched all costs, then perhaps All About 8 would be perfect for you. Some of their multi-tone dresses do come in green, with a body-hugging ‘2-Tone Illusion Dress’ in green and white, and a ‘3-Tone Pencil Dress’ in green, white and black. They’ve also got some great jewellery options, such as their ‘Jade Green Statement Bib Necklace’, and their ‘2-Tone Green Rhinestone Drop Earring’ to match!
Stunning range of ballet flats
We know just how hard it is to find the perfect shade of green for St Patrick’s Day, but local womenswear label IndyK has hit the nail on the head, with tops, pants, clutches and flats enveloped in that beautiful, rich shade of green that’s just perfect for St Patty’s Day. This classy, yet chic brand draws inspiration from all things feminine and beautiful – their range of ballet flats are particularly stunning, as they exude the perfect blend of simplicity and style. Plus, they come in two different shades of green so you can choose the one that complements your skin tone better!
Multi-label resort wear boutique
Resortwear lovers looking to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in style can rejoice, because M’s Closet has everything you need. This online multi-label boutique stocks Simone Irani and Vamastyle, both of which have some great options in green that’ll leave you cool and (hopefully) sweat-free this coming St Patty’s Day weekend. For instance, there’s the ‘Simone Irani NINA Green’, with a drawstring neckline and floral embroidery, as well as the ‘Batu Batu-Fresh Mint’ tube dress and ‘Stolen Moment-Fresh Mint’ toga maxi dress by Vamastyle in a vivid mint shade that will certainly turn heads. To top off your resortwear outfit, M’s Closet also has a neon lime zip pouch by Vamastyle, which would be perfect for anyone spending the weekend by a pool.
Beautiful jewellery with contemporary flair
Now that you’ve got your outfit settled, how about some beautiful jewellery to go along with it? Pinwheel Jewels recently launched a jade collection – now, before you balk at the sight of the word “jade”, know that this collection is aptly named “Not Your Mother’s Jade”, with a stunning selection of designs by Kenneth Jay Lane who artfully injects a contemporary flair into the green stone, bringing it into an entirely new light. We hear their ‘Bubble Bead Cluster Necklace’ has already sold out, so you better hurry if you want those stunning ‘Deco Button Earrings’ or ‘White Scallop-edged Cuffs’ in time for St Patty’s!
For modern high street brands
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The go-to spot for contemporary high street brands on Ann Siang Hill,The Buckhouse Refinery offers pretty much anything under the sun that is stylish, tasteful and downright cool. So it’s of little surprise that we found some fashion items in pleasing shades of green, such as their Burnst Laced Olivenite and Burnst Slip on Lime Green by Somearethieves, Era Ora Secret Garden Scarf, Make A Wish scarf by Mad About Hue, and many others. Another great thing about The Buckhouse Refinery is that they’ve got an adjoining mini-café for you to rest your legs after shopping – which sounds just about perfect in our book!
Wide range of fashion and lifestyle products
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The brainchild of four brilliant fashion entrepreneurs, The Emporium offers an eclectic selection of fashion and lifestyle products, ranging from pretty frocks by a wide range of brands and designers, to beautiful fashion jewellery by the likes of local label Stones That Rock. This St. Patrick’s Day, why not reward yourself with some ballet flats, bags and wallets in various shades of green, a necklace made of precious and semi-precious stones in green, or some unique dresses by the likes of local label Triologie.
Bold and vibrant designs
You wouldn’t think that Australian clothing brands would look perfectly at home here in Singapore, but Wattletree.asia proves us wrong with its gorgeous floral outfits that come in unique, bold, vibrant colours and patterns that blend into Singapore’s tropical landscape perfectly. And with so many nature inspired apparel in Wattletree’s collection, you can be sure that there’s plenty of greenery featured in their dresses, such as their ‘Camilla Bamboo Avenue Drawstring Dress’, a gorgeous piece featuring vividly coloured flowers, and plenty of leafy motifs.
Fashionable, fast-changing designs
With incredibly personal service and a chill, laidback ambience, Willow and Huxley is a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of central shopping areas. We managed to spy a handful of great dresses and bottoms for St Patrick’s Day, such as a halter shift dress in lime green, but be warned, Willow and Huxley is known for their efficiency in replenishing stock, so if you see something you like, it’s best you snap it up quick, because who knows if it’ll still be there next week!