Ruth helps us celebrate St Patrick's weekend in style on a student budget.

Stressing over what to wear this St Patrick’s weekend? Struggling to find something green amidst the “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirts? Fear not, these style steals are guaranteed to have you looking stylishly Irish without sending your bank balance into the red.

Lace trim crop top

River Island €20

This simple yet stylish top is the perfect addition to every spring wardrobe. It’ll not only have you in costume for St Patrick’s Day, but its light material and vibrant colour are certain to carry you through to the summer months. Team with a pair of white wrap-around skorts and add some loose curls for an instantly fresh look. The buttons and lace detail are quite busy so accessories are best kept to a minimum.

Wrap skirt

Missguided €21

The wrap skirt has been a key fixture in the style stakes since last season, and this deep green piece is a perfect nod to the trend while keeping with the theme this Paddy’s weekend. The zip detailing on the front adds a bit of edge to an otherwise quite feminine look. Add a statement necklace and a pair of barely-there heels for extra brownie points.

Metallic necklace

Zara €19.99

Zara is the one-stop-shop when it comes to statement jewellery, so breathe life into a plain crop and midi skirt on Patrick’s night with this building-block design necklace.

Semi-sheer clutch

Topshop €18

No party outfit is complete without the crucial clutch bag, and this metallic offering is bang-on trend with its semi-sheer design.  An ideal piece for someone who isn’t daring enough to go head-to-toe in green, this bag is guaranteed to be used again and again.

Sequin bodycon dress

Missguided €49

At just €49 down from €70, this dress is a steal that’s guaranteed to have heads turning. Its shape is feminine and flattering, while the sequins add just the right amount of party glamour. Minimalist accessories are needed here, so team with a black clutch and killer heels for a look that’s not too over-the-top.

Barely-there T-bar heels

River Island €50

Barely-there heels are here to stay and River’s are right on trend with this gorgeous mint pair. Break out from the traditional emerald green with pretty pastels and make your own mark on Paddy’s Day.


New Look €30

Mint is the colour of the moment so be pastel-perfect in this boyfriend blazer from New Look. At just €30, it’s affordable yet stylish, and its light crepe material won’t have you overheating on those long summer nights. Add a high-neck crop top and scallop-hem shorts for a more sophisticated look.


Topshop €56

The evenings might be getting longer, but there’s still a chill in the air so stay warm in this stylish jumpsuit from Topshop. Although slightly more expensive, a jumpsuit is a key piece for every wardrobe and the playful green colour gives it a unique twist. Team with a statement necklace for instant glamour.