Well, Penn Staters, it’s that time of year again. After an eventful 46 hours of THON-ing last weekend, you may have forgotten about Happy Valley’s next celebration: State Patty’s Day. This exclusive Penn State holiday brings students and alumni together for an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Between the packed bars and school camaraderie, State Patty’s is essentially the biggest daylong of the year.
And to make things even more exciting, State Patty’s high expectations call for equally impressive outfits. It’s no surprise that Penn Staters go all out for the annual holiday — partygoers arrive in head-to-toe green, showing off their outfits with a whole lot of PSU pride.
But while planning outfits is fun, VALLEY understands that curating that perfect weekend look can be stressful! Whether you’re lost for outfit inspo, still recovering from THON or just confused as to why State Patty’s isn’t celebrated anywhere close to the actual date of St. Patrick’s Day, we’re here to do the hard work for you.
Featuring local stores, VALLEY found State Patty’s apparel from the best spots in State College. Head downtown to find these pieces that will complete your weekend fit!
When it comes to spirit gear, is there anything that a college girl loves more than a cropped t-shirt? Probably not. If you’re looking to wear one this weekend, head to The Family Clothesline for a “STATE” cropped tee. The shirt is on-theme, yet simple enough to elevate your outfit with some accessories!
Everyone loves a good pun, right? At only eight dollars, this t-shirt is pretty much a no-brainer. The shirt has a lot of versatility — you could wear it normally, buy it oversized for a t-shirt dress or crop it yourself. Whatever look you choose, you’ll be rocking the State Patty’s theme.
When it comes to spirit wear, there’s nothing like some fun body art. Wear these metallic four-leaf clover tattoos to add the perfect finishing touch to your State Patty’s look. The tattoos are currently at Lion and Cub for five dollars, so you can get some for your friends, too!
Penn State gear plus St. Patty’s Day green — a match made in heaven. If you’re looking to accessorize, try this Penn State baseball cap from Lion and Cub. The Kelly green is perfect for State Patty’s, and the hat has a lot of re-wear value!
Again, if you want to stay on-theme but are also looking to buy something you’ll frequently wear, this PSU tee is perfect. The Happy Valley logo is super cute, and the green color makes the shirt perfect for the daylong theme.
Going all-out for State Patty’s Day this year? Tweet, @VALLEYmag, with your weekend fits!