Roots of wearing green
It doesn’t matter that St. Patrick was born in Britain, that the traditions of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day came back to Ireland over the pond as a great spring tourism marketing opportunity. On St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish-American community celebrates with parades and parties and it is advisable for kids to wear something green to school to avoid being pinched. Not always does mama have green duct tape handy – Alaska’s solution to fixing whatever is fixable – to savor the kid who refused to wear green.
When in doubt opt for green clothes, but not meadow green
Unless you go to a parade, party or just want to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day there is no need to wear green on March 17 except for kids. However, if you want to fit in the spirit of the day, don’t overdo it. A head-to-toe meadow-green monochromatic outfit never looks great, not even on St. Patrick’s day! It is just plain ridiculous at any age, unless it’s a sport uniform. Unless you want to wear a costume, go with one green item. A green dress is great, but either color-blog your shoes or go for nude.When in doubt wear green, but not meadow green on St. Patrick's Day at the office. #StPatricksDay Click To Tweet
Green outfit inspirations for St. Patrick’s Day
Here some posh chic outfit inspirations what to wear to not look like wearing a costume, but going with the spirit.
An Irish green turtleneck sweater with white leather pants makes an office appropriate outfit for Paddy’s Day that also dons some spring spirit
Just going with the spirit of green for St. Patrick’s Day in a lime green cashmere sweater Paloma Picasso sunglasses, with Ruby Belle plaid sheath dress, and Double-H lace-up booties (all own)
If you don’t want to wear green or anything close to green, but want to sport some traditional Ireland clothing go for an Irish blazer like in today’s OOTD or an Irish cable-knit sweater.
In the South, a winter to spring transition cable-knit cashmere sweater can demonstrate the intend without the need to wear green
What about a Jackie Kennedy inspired Irish look?
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