I don’t wear ties as often as I use to, but I still really love them. I have a pretty big collection of ties, almost all purchased from various thrift stores. I generally prefer those made out of a cotton or polyester blend, as they are much stiffer, and I absolutely love diagonal striped ones, or ones with a floral 70s print.
Outside of a formal suit, ties can be a bit tricky to wear, but with a few guidelines to keep in mind, ties can be a great accessory to a fun and casual outfit. Here are the guidelines that I like to follow:
1.) Loosen it up. If you’re not wearing a tie with a formal suit, don’t wear the tie too close to your neck, especially with jeans. Loosen it up for a more relaxed look, and unbutton the top buttons of your shirt.
3.) Get bold. Scour your nearest Goodwill for ties of all textures, sizes and prints, including knitted ones and skinny ties. Play around with color! Your tie can be the defining look in your outfit. Make it eye-catching!