green fashion spring 2011 st. patrick's day

Clockwise from top left: ISAACMIZRAHILIVE! tote, QVC. e.l.f. Cosmetics eyeshadow, EyesLipsFace.com. Horseshoe thong, HankyPanky.com. Charm Co. charm bracelet, CharmCo.com. Brian Atwood "Maniac" pumps, Saks Fifth Avenue. Courtesy photos.

Green is the first sure-fire sign of spring: fresh grass, blooming flowers and, of course, St. Patrick's Day.

Ranging from peacock to emerald, designers are offering a wide variety in the leafy hue for spring. Michael Kors sent models down the runway in cheerful skirts (to the tune of "Here Comes The Sun," no less!), and Prada opted for a playful take on green with baroque monkey prints and bold stripes.

At more affordable prices, J.Crew created sexy and strappy heels in weathered sage and Cole Haan offers leather accessories that have us green with envy.

When wearing green makeup choose one feature to accentuate: go for bold eyes with E.L.F.'s matte eye shadow or dazzling digits with Essie's Pretty Edgy nail polish. Green lipstick is a serious offense, unless you're Ke$ha.

Not only will these ultra chic options help you avoid a pinch, they'll also transition well into spring!