Which tie should I wear?
There is always one person who turns up to a meeting or an event in a cartoon tie. These tips are designed to help you understand which tie is appropriate to wear.
- Check that the colour of your tie and the shirt you are wearing match. You do not want to wear a light pink shirt with a red tie. It would scream ‘fashion faux paus’ and, quite frankly, hurt the eyes of everybody around you.
- Make sure you are dressed appropriately for the season. Pastel colours should be saved for spring and summer, whereas more vibrant shades tend to be worn in the colder months.
- Where are you going to be wearing this tie? The tie that you wear to a meeting with the company directors may not be the same tie you choose to wear on a dinner date. Social settings allow you to branch out and be a little more adventurous while in the workplace and functions surrounding them, a more traditional and professional look is what is needed. In any case, a cartoon tie is probably not your best bet!
- Stick to one type of stripe. You do not want to wear a striped shirt, coupled with a striped tie, especially if the colours are different. It is not easy to look at and it does not work. Of course, there is always the odd exception but as a general rule, stick to one type of pattern, rather than having too much going on with your outfit.
- Colours should always compliment or blend. Most coloured shirts are pastel coloured and you can use a darker shade of the paste colour with ease, as in the case of Monochromatic colour matching. The shade doesn’t have to be identical – you could pair a pale blue shirt with a darker blue tie and vice versa. You can also use other colours depending on the effect you desire.
If you would like to find a tie for every occasion, then email team@fieldingandnicholson who will be happy to put together a package of the best quality ties for you to wear on every occasion.