There is perhaps no more annoying day on the calendar for anyone who cares about their style than St. Patrick’s Day. After all, who wants to have their outfit dictated to them by a holiday that features drunken frat bros and office colleagues who think it’s socially acceptable to pinch people? And yet, wear green you must, lest you be pinched by said office colleagues and frat bros. Fortunately, there is a stylish way to do it. The key is to not go overboard. From sneakers to chinos, here are 10 green pieces of clothing that won’t have people thinking you’re hiding your lucky charms.
Nike – Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0
A modern version of the shoe that launched Nike into the sportswear stratosphere, done up in an ultra-versatile mix of olive tones.
Buck Mason – Olive Military Overshirt
Classic army green is as good for St. Paddy’s Day as it is for every other day of the year. Plus, if this past fashion week is any indicator (and it usually is), military style is coming back in a big way.
Gucci – Embroidered Polo Shirt
Few designers out there do green as well as Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.
Drake’s – Slub Cotton Oxford
A green shirt that still looks professional.
Nike – Advance Knit Green Jacket
Truth is you probably needed to add some color to your workout wardrobe anyway.
Norse Projects – Aros Light Twill Chino in Olive
It’s hard to beat a pair of olive chinos for versatility.
Todd Snyder – Cashmere T-Shirt Sweater
Soft, lightweight, and endlessly versatile.
Vans – Old Skool
As suitable for St. Patrick’s day as it is for every day after. Prepare to wear the hell out of these this spring and summer.
Engineered Garments – Cotton Hooded Parka
The weather is temperamental in March. Get your green in and keep the elements out all in one shot.
Barena – Arenga Trouser
Some easygoing green pants, just in case you want to stay home and avoid the whole damn day.