St. Patrick’s Day occurs annually on March 17 in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, and a whole lot of green.

Green is often associated with being an unlucky colour for the races but St Patrick’s Day is an exception to the rule. You’ll see lots of fashionistas on stage in their favourite green ensemble across Australia, but these ladies prove you don’t need a themed day to wear this bright and vivacious colour to the races.

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Here’s a few ways I have worn green to the Races. I won the Melbourne Cup FOTF at Morphettville in my geometric Clover Canyon dress with my spray painted heels. I then wore a green and red outfit to the Fashions at the Races final. The skirt was made out of material my Mum found at a local market. The final outfit is a peach strapless dress and white top, I tied the green colour in with my hat, shoes and Kate Spade watering can bag.

There are so many shades of green that choosing the right colour for you is an essential starting point. The best part is there are so many green tones to choose from like sage, olive, forest, jade, khaki, lime, emerald, mint or chartreuse just to name a few.

So whether you want to add a little or a lot, here’s a few examples of how to style green for the races…



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How would you like to fly to London to experience arguably the most famous racing carnival in the world, Royal Ascot? Well here is your chance! Enter the South West Regional Heat at the @BunburyTurfClub's Ladies Day on Wednesday 21 March 2018 for your chance to qualify for the WA Country Cups Fashions on the Field Final at @perthracing. The winner of the Final will receive a racing experience like no other, with a trip for two to London to attend Royal Ascot with @motive_travel, PLUS $10,000 spending money thanks to @tabtouch plus other amazing prizes! For more information visit . . . #WACCFOTF #wacountrycups #racing #racingfashion #fashion #style #competition #instafashion #instastyle #thisiswa #instadaily #win #holiday #perthisok #wa #westernaustralia #seewa #fashionsonthefield #travel #countryracing #tourism #southwest #bunbury #bunburywa

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NIKI | Niki wears her custom designed and made @annaduttoncouture dress and @crazyteapot Millinery in Melbourne for the Cup today – I have the most stunning Clients! Nikki's dress featured my signature mixed textures of laces, mesh, satin and organza. Bold motifs were featured on the Bodice and Sleeve and were embelished by beads and pearls. Brenda from Crazy Teapot did an amazing job of designing the Boater to match the dress design ! #annaduttoncouture #mackaysracesspecialist #customdesign #classicdesign #3dlace #pinkdress #radiant #fotf #melboure #customfit #makeastatement #florallace #racingfashion #melbournecup2017 #secondplacewinner #itsallaboutthesash #boater #mixedtexture #fiesta #green #pink #red

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Mudgee cup with the beautiful lisa Wellings 🌟

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Now you’ve seen ways to incorporate shades of green into your outfit here is where to buy some of our favourite items from….

Head over to BNKR to check out more of their big range of green tones

ASOS has a huge range of green items, these are just a few of them

These dresses from Shona Joy are perfect for a formal or casual occasion

If you are looking for luxurious options then STYLEBOP has these beauties and more available