By this time next week, many of you will be dragging yourselves through one of the most hangover heavy days of the year, the day after St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, if you have kids like me, going out for a night of heavy drinking during the week (or any night for that matter) is usually a poor decision. Managing active little people while struggling to keep your eyes focused is one of the most unpleasant things I’ve discovered as a parent. But I digress…
If you are going out next Thursday, my guess is that you would like to look good. I personally prefer to avoid the ubiquitous “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirts and go for something a little more subtle and stylish. I pulled together three different outfit inspirations depending on where you’re going what you’re doing for St. Patty’s Day.
Sometimes jeans and a polo shirt are all you need for that casual night out look. The subtle belt and sock combination helps add that Irish charm without screaming hooligan. And I’m aware the belt is on the pricier side, but it’s worth it. My wife and my sister-in-law have each made a needlepoint belt for me, and once they were finished they swore to never do it again. These belts take a lot of time to make, and if you include the cost of adding the leather pieces, buying them is definitely the best option.
Ok, so this look is probably on the casual side of business casual, but if your office is ok with it, I am too. And sometimes you need to push that business casual envelope a little, just to let your inner style voice roar. I love this limited edition print shirt, and white sneaks are always in style.
From the Office to Happy Hour
Sometimes you have to work, and sometimes you have to wear work clothes. That doesn’t mean you still can’t show off your St. Patrick’s Day spirit. With a mildly-toned shirt and some bold statement socks, I think this outfit transfers from the board room to the bar at Capital Grille with ease.
The best part about all three of these outfits is that they are viable for more than one day of the year. Maybe that doesn't make them as special, but I think that makes them more versatile.
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