Happy St. Patrick’s Day DC on Heels Fashionistas!
Originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years, the color green and its association with St. Patrick’s Day has grown. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day as early as the 17th Century. Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the ubiquitous wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs has become a feature of the day. The phrase “the wearing of the green”, meaning to wear a shamrock on one’s clothing, derives from a song of the same name.
This year emerald and grayed jade are in as the colors of spring, and we will initiate this new look as early as today, St. Patrick’s Day! A little St. Patty’s Day fashion poem from a friend:
Yee ol’ saint of green and glory
Thank you for bringing Christianity into our motherland
Days abound of drinking and clover, a hung over story
With food, family, and drinks a plenty, life is grand
Dawn your gowns, dresses, and blouses of Jade
Head out on the town styled to the “T”
Looking for that knight who will come to your aid
A man who will see you as you, fill you with glee
Let’s be happy and drink, share of the day
Dressed in green, tip your glasses
Sing songs of praise, frolic and play
Dancing and moving, shaking your asses
Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day this New Year
A year of Faith and passion, get in GEAR.
Be a trend setter, not follower
As you celebrate, think about what you have to be grateful for and how you will not only be thankful, but also take the steps to be a trendsetter. We always wait to see what looks good and what trends we want to follow. Be a leader, an innovator this year. You have the colors, emerald and jade; use them to lead others to a new fashion sense!
Article by Anna Castillo, Beauty Editor/Owner of www.inkcosmetics.com