How to Wear Green Without Looking Like a Leprechaun (Or Worse: Phil Mickelson)

Three fast and easy ways to work a surprisingly versatile color into your St. Patrick's Day wardrobe.
Photos: Rose Callahan

Our own Chris Wallace ties one on.

1) Accessorize.
The easiest way to work green into your rotation is via well chosen accents. And while socks are a great place to start, you could also take it to the jugular with a solid, Kelly green scarf, like the Karen Allen Fiber Arts version shown above.

The author in a wool shirt by Polo Ralph Lauren.

2) Layer Up.
Go beyond the same old olive outerwear and build your foundation on a stronger, darker green. Case in point: this bold flannel shirt.

Nothing hides a giant green-beer stain like a nice micro gingham.

3) Double Down with a Smart Shirt-and-Tie Combo.
Add a shot of class to your look with an emerald-hued one-two punch: A solid, forest green tie (like the knit Ermenegildo Zegna version here sported by Josh Peskowitz) and a lighter-hued check shirt (like this one from our friends at Hamilton 1883).

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