1 Tie, 4 Outfits

Versatility is key in building a better wardrobe. By choosing pieces that give you multiple options, the item becomes far more valuable. For the purposes of this exercise, I wanted to show four different outfits, all with the same tie.

1. Match with your pocket square

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Pocket squares can serve many purposes in adding color, but none better than making a tie pop out. The thin stripe in the tie is accentuated in the knit hanky.

2. Match Your Pants

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Color coordination in neckwear isn’t exclusive to the upper body. Ties can match anything, but switching it up with a bright pant is a way of doing color differently.

3. Match Your Shirt

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I think this one is obvious, but putting a thin striped tie with a matching shirt looks very sharp. Carnation pink, lavender and light blue are three shades of shirts that will match with most shirts though.

4. Mix Patterns

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Maybe mixing prints isn’t in your repertoire, but the key is common colors and mixing thick and thin. While the print is a large gingham, the thin stripe matches instead of clashes.

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