Saturday, 1 March 2008

Bringing The Luck of the Irish To the Office - How to Celebrate St Patrick's Day From Your Desk: By P. Williards

St. Patrick's day falls on a Monday this year and for the proud Irish or even the proud "one day a year Irish," that means spending the day celebrating from your desk. Unless you're boss is incredibly kind or you work from home, you're going to have to wait until five to enjoy that celebratory brew. That doesn't mean you can't dress for the occasion. Sure green cuff links may not be as exciting as green beer but they'll look great on your wrist and well into the evening while you're searching for that Irish lass to plant a kiss on. Here are a few ways you can bring the luck of the Irish to your office without over doing it.

  • Cufflinks: Dressing up that white button down shirt may not seem possible but I promise you it is. Looking classy while embracing your heritage takes nothing more than two pieces of very important jewelry. Cufflinks are classy in and of themselves but companies like Tateossian make it their business to make sure you're personality shows through with your accessories. Bring a little bit of Ireland right to your wrists with green or Celtic cufflinks.
  • Tie: Where would business attire be without the tie. This neck wear fashion is a terrific way to bring your personality front and center even in a suit coat. For those of you who are simple an sophisticated when it comes to attire a Kelly green tie can be all you need to support your countrymen. Look for something a little more exciting? There is a world of ties ranging from themed yet sophisticated to down right quirky and obnoxious. Find one that suits your personality and you'll be good to go.
  • Shirt/Sweater: Sometimes a little green goes along way but like our amphibian friend says it's not always easy being green. When it comes to your shirt be careful what you choose to announce your love for the Isle. Don't mix and match greens. Instead, pick one and stick with it. Mixing and matching your greens can leave your coworkers thinking you indulged in some green brew before work there for impairing your vision. If you're a fan of the sweater or sweater vest with a button down underneath it, look for a green sweater with a white shirt underneath. It's clean, crisp, and it gets your message across without visually assaulting anyone.
  • Pants: Even if St. Patrick's day is your number one, all time favorite, can't believe you even have to work, ultimate holiday, wearing green pants definitely goes overboard. Leave the leprechaun bottoms at home and stick to your upper half to show you're devotion to the Celtic Culture. If you're absolutely going to wear green pants to work make sure you don't pair them with a green top. Pairing the two is just a bit to far and you'll end up once again looking ridiculous at best.

Whatever you do, be familiar with your office's policies and don't go overboard. While there is a time and place for a gratuitous show or your Irish heritage the office isn't it. Keep things to a minimal and save the goofy hats, shamrock glasses, beads, and blinking pins for happy hour.

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Recommended Read : Wearing of the Green: A History of St. Patrick's Day By Michael Cronin, Daryl Adair

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