St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, and while plans of revelry begin to take shape, there’s one thing in particular that just can’t be overlooked — wardrobe. Most partygoers will opt for all-green-everything, with shades ranging from olive to nearly-fluorescent emerald green. Depending on personal preference, the looks are whimsical, practical, sexy or traditional. Shops across the city offer options for all price ranges and tastes so everyone can get into the action.
Dallas Vintage Shop
1855 N Central Expressway
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 422-7256
www.dallasvintageshop.comDallas Vintage Shop has one of the biggest costume selections in the city year-round. If you’re going dead-set on dressing up like a leprechaun, then this is the place to go. There are several variations of the costume, including a neon green “mack daddy” leprechaun, a steampunk-influenced version and a more straightforward costume with a waistcoat and knickerbockers. In general, the costumes are more expensive here, but if quality is at the top of your list, Dallas Vintage Shop is a sure bet.
5321 E Mockingbird Lane, Suite 130
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-8180
www.shopmovida.comFor the trendy ladies who want to keep it chic while celebrating St. Paddy’s Day, the spring collections have arrived at Movida. Fashionable green and white separates can be mixed and matched to pull together a slick look. By going the fashion-forward route, you won’t run the risk of looking like everyone else in kitschy, shamrock-printed getups. Add on a few gold accessories to finish out the look.
Electrique Boutique
2152 West Northwest Highway, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75220
(972) 402-8208
www.electriqueboutique.comIt wouldn’t be a dress-up holiday without sprinkling in a few sexy costumes. Most ladies won’t hit the Greenville Avenue parade in cheeky, tartan skirts and green over-the-knee socks, but some will, all in the name of a good time. Electrique Boutique specializes in sexing up any holiday, so naughty leprechauns and emerald green “lucky charm” costumes will be easy to find. There’s also a good selection of green accessories including feather boas, wigs, shoes, stockings, and bikinis, because why not?Related: Best DFW Shops For Women’s Fall Shoes

2642 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 704-9666
www.elluments.comWhen you want to go the unconventional route for that St. Patrick’s Day look, check out the goods at Elluments. The vintage finds for men and women that fill the store are big on character. You won’t find a costume, per se, but there’s no doubt you could pull together a festive, Irish-inspired look. Keep an eye out for green or blue plaids, jaunty hats and demure green dresses to add some interest to your look this season.
Party Bazaar
4435 Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 528-4795
www.partybazaardallas.comIf you enjoy the fun and kitsch that goes along with a pub-crawlin’ holiday such as this, then you’ll appreciate the accessories at Party Bazaar. You won’t find complete costumes, but there are plenty of spirited finishing touches. This is going to be your source for all green everything: oversized bow ties, shamrock sunglasses, beads, hats, head boppers (headbands with charms on springs), curly-toed shoe toppers and pots o’ gold. There are even shamrock stickers and faux tattoo sleeves with bright green Irish-inspired art.Related: Best Irish Concerts & Festivals In DFW

Quia Querisma is a freelance writer and online marketing professional. While enrolled at Southern Methodist University, the New York City native decided to make the leap from blogging to journalism. Since then, her work has been published by the Huffington Post, Forbes Travel Guide, Dallas Morning News,, and the Dallas Observer.