There’s an old adage that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, that’s not really true, but it is true that you can get in the Irish spirit by donning something green. That said, not everyone has that color in regular rotation in their wardrobe. Fear not lads and lasses, there are some Michigan companies ready to equip you with green garb, or help you show your Irish side without having to go green, if its simply not your style.

Ladies, if you want to show your Irish pride, but green just isn’t your color, then you’re in luck with Livnfresh. The Gaylord-based company has a wide range of options that feature shamrocks surrounding the word, Lucky. The variety ranges from vibrant tie dye style hoodies to sweatshirts in soft pastel shades. You can choose from different sleeve lengths, necklines, weights, and colors. If black is your signature color then fear not, there are a ton of different styles featuring a black background and a simple green and black checked shamrock with Michigan at its heart. Guys will also find the Lucky design on a green tee that makes perfect party gear.

Tee See Tee
This Traverse city company always likes to have a little fun for St. Patty’s Day. This year, they’ve put a local twist on a common old saying with a tee that says KISS ME I’M MI-RISH. They’ve also got a couple options demonstrating pride and even a Star Wars-inspired take on the day with IRISH I AM tees.

Detroit Street Apparel
Staying in its geographic lane, this is the place to shop if your plans involve a parade or other festivities in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest and most Irish neighborhood. Short and long-sleeve options are available for men and women claiming membership on the Detroit Drinking Team. There is also a unisex line with tee and sweatshirt options promoting Detroit Shamrock City, a humorous twist on the old Rock City nickname.

Detroit Shirt Company
Yes, they sell shirts, hence the name, but Detroit Shirt Company also has some great green hats to help you fit in with a celebratory mid-March crowd. Choose from knit or baseball cap versions in varying shades of green. These aren’t themed for the holiday, so you can really get your money’s worth, wearing them throughout the year.

Whether you’re headed to Irish HillsIrish on Ionia, or just your local Irish pub to celebrate, be sure to adorn yourself in Gaelic garb with a Michigan flair.


Author: Lisa Diggs

Lisa Diggs is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, business consultant, avid traveler, and founder of The Catalyst Company, LLC, Michigan Positivity Project, and Buy Michigan Now.