03/13/2012 07:48 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

8 Ways To Wear Green On St. Patrick's Day Without Looking Cheesy (PHOTOS)

Each year, hundreds of thousands of Guinness-swigging, green boa-and-bead wearing people look forward to the party that is St. Patrick's Day. And while it may indeed be a day of celebration, you don't have to join in the fun by looking totally cheesy. Say goodbye to your "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" tee, and hello to some seriously stylish green gear that'll keep you looking chic while swimming in a sea of shamrocks. Whether you wear a mint green pair of flats or an emerald purse, we've found 8 perfect green pieces to pick up before the St. Paddy's Day madness begins.

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CORRECTION: In an earlier version of this article, "St. Paddy's" was misspelled "St. Patty's." The error has since been corrected.