While we don't need it to be St. Patrick's Day to go green with our fashion choices, it is a perfect day to start.
Because the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, it's important for consumers to start purchasing from sustainable, eco-friendly brands that help protect the planet. Whether it's investing in pieces that will last you a lifetime or finding your favorite, trendy items from brands you can trust, going green is officially in style.
So, in an effort to please our eco-conscious selves while finding an ideal St. Patrick's Day outfit, we've rounded up five green pieces you can wear for the holiday and for the rest of the year.
1. Reformation two-piece set:
Rock this two piece set from Reformation, a brand that puts sustainability first.
"Our factory uses the most efficient, eco-friendly and pro-social technologies and practices we can get. We invest in green building infrastructure to minimize our waste, water, and energy footprints. By providing on-the-job training and opportunities for growth, we also invest in the people who make this revolution possible," its website explains.
Producing this particular set saves the planet water, reduces carbon dioxide emitted into the air, and saves waste. Plus, it can be worn together or as separates, saving you some extra closet space.
2. Everlane tee dress
Everlane, a sustainable brand that promotes radical transparency to its customers, "[believes] customers have the right to know what their products cost to make."
Its simple, T-shirt-style dress is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, and can be worn with simple white kicks and a jacket for an effortlessly cool vibe.
3. Outdoor Voice's athletic crop top:
Starting St. Patrick's Day off with a little workout session? Try this crop from Outdoor Voices.
Last year, we spoke with the brand about its ethical practices. "Our standards for working conditions and ethical practices drive our decisions, and we're continuously working towards more sustainable practices across a product's lifecycle," a spokesperson told us.
That said, get going with their newest spring collection, featuring gorgeous pieces in light green hues, including cactus, sage, and forest.
4. Vitamin A bikini:
Perhaps you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day in warmer weather? This gorgeous Vitamin A bikini is perfect for the holiday and the rest of the summer, and it's eco-friendly, too.
"We see the future of fashion as sustainability — and Vitamin A is leading the way as we lighten our environmental footprint, one bikini at a time," its website reads. The company use recycled fibers and "employ waterless digital printing technology, incorporate sustainable fibers like Eco Linen into our après-beach styles, and choose factories that conserve water and energy use."
Wear this bikini wear your favorite sunnies, a beach cover-up, and a cool beverage in hand.
5. Reformation jacket:
For partygoers heading out in chillier weather, we're obsessed with this olive jacket from Reformation. Wear it on St. Patrick's Day with a green tee and blue jeans, and rock it the rest of the year with other basics from your closet.
And with that, have a happy St. Patrick's Day!