The colour has a long-standing association with St Patrick’s Day, with some saying that it is representative of spring and is also the colour of shamrocks. Others draw parallels to green being featured in the Irish flag and also believe a legend that said it was essential to wear green to avoid being pinched by leprechauns.
If you’re one to focus on the details, sporting green through your accessories is a great way to channel your Irish spirit on St Patrick’s Day, especially if you’re confined by formalwear guidelines. Our top picks include wearing a simple tie, socks, a pocket square and cufflinks in the signature shade of green to show your enthusiasm.
If you want the colour to take centre stage without being off-putting, think wearing a green shirt or green trousers as part of a casual or semiformal look. If you fear that the colour is too bold, opt for a faded finish or offset it with neutral or pastel colours. If there’s still a faint chill in the air, a jacket or blazer in a muted shade of green will prove to be both functional and stylish.
If you wish to make a truly bold statement with your green outfit but worry that the result may be too outrageous, we have the perfect solution for you. A bold green blazer, or better still, a casual green suit, is all you need to make your fervour apparent without looking like you’re wearing a costume. Complete your St Patrick’s Day outfit with a shamrock lapel pin.
Written By : Shirley Mistry