St. Paddy's Day Done Right (style tips and more)

Feb 21st 2018

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St. Patrick’s Day Style Style Tips

If you ask us, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most fun (and underrated) holidays of the year. If you’re going out on March 17th, don’t just throw on a green t-shirt and chug a pint of Guinness -- celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style.

Dress Up From Head to Toe (Wrists Included)

Like most holidays that require you to dress up (looking at you, Halloween), a great St. Patrick’s Day style only works if you really commit. Don’t just put on green socks and call it a day! Dress up (and wear it with confidence).

St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to try out some bold looks. Wear a green thermal under a tweed vest or jacket. Punch up your basic black suit with a green tie and matching Converse high tops. Wear a suit in all green (and accent it with a wooden watch, designed in zebrawood for a nice accent). Just get creative!

Go For Elegant, Not Outlandish

For some, March 17th can be an aggravating holiday. After all, why should your fashion choices be dictated by tradition and some old rule about pinching? But you can participate in St. Paddy’s without sporting any bright green. All it takes is a little creativity.

The fact is that any shade of green is acceptable for your St. Patrick’s Day style. If you’re not a fan of jewel-tones, opt for something in a dashing forest green. Even a pair of olive green trousers would make the grade -- and you’d still look great!

Pay Homage To The Emerald Isle

Most people’s St. Patrick’s Day style is more kitsch than class. Admittedly, that’s the easy way to go -- stores everywhere are filled with shamrock-printed ties, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirts, and big garish leprechaun hats. However, you can avoid these tacky traps.

Ditch the shamrocks and settle on a classy green silk tie. Instead of looking like everyone’s after your Lucky Charms, tip your hat to the Emerald Isle with a simple newsboy-style cap. These little twists will allow you to dress up without looking like you’re in costume. Plus, you can easily wear any of these accessories all year long.

When It Comes To Alcohol, Sip it Slow

So, now that you’re dressed up, what should you do? If you’re a grown man on St. Patrick’s Day, the answer is usually drink. However, we don’t suggest trying the pints of Guinness and Irish Car Bombs of your youth. Instead, you can celebrate Ireland’s famous libations in a safe, classy, and responsible way.

Ireland has a long tradition of delicious whiskeys that you can enjoy at the end of the day. Have a glass of Bushmills or Redbreast -- and don’t chug it, just sip and relax. In our opinion, this is the best way for the working man to unwind on a St. Paddy’s day evening.


Last, don’t forget to visit Modply’s online store to check out our selection of wooden watch designs! These watches may be the perfect accessory to help you keep track of the time and St. Patrick’s Day in style!