How to Rock a Neck Tie or Bow Tie

Neck ties and bow ties are often associated with formal events, but you can still rock them for a casual trip to the mall or a get-together with friends. But first, you need to learn the basics of balance, layering, and tying.

Here are tips on how to rick a neck tie or a bow tie for any occasion.

Bow and neck ties are statement pieces. By keeping this in mind, you will remember that using too many other accessories will make you outfit look disorganized. A statement piece means that it is the focal point by which you decide the theme and the elements that go with it. Wear it like you would a necklace.

A balanced look is the key. Like with any statement piece, the background must be less flashy and more basic. That is why if you pick an extravagant neck tie or bow tie with eye-catching colors or designs, your shirt and trousers must have muted colors and patterns. For example, if you’re wearing a brightly-colored neck or bow tie, wear neutral-colored shirts and trousers to avoid looking like a clown.

Know when you can’t wear it. You can wear a neck tie or bow tie at formal events and at the office, but you can pair it with casual outfits as long as it fits the occasion. For example, if you’re going to spend most of the day under the sun, you will look out of place with your bow tie. General rule of thumb: if you can wear a neck tie for that location or event, then you can also wear a bow tie.

Experiment with different fabrics, colors, and patterns. The type of fabric also determines how casual or formal the look can be. More expensive fabrics such as silk and wool are more suited to formal events like weddings, while cotton or linen can be worn casually. Don’t be afraid to try various bow tie shapes and neck tie colors and patterns. There are also some styles that are already pre-tied which are perfect for casual outfits.

Know how to tie them properly. Keep practicing the different ways to tie knots. Some of the most commonly used styles for the neck tie are the classic knot if you’re wearing a spread collar, four in hand if you want a more informal look, and the simple knot for skinny neck ties.

Take note of the length and width. When purchasing a neck tie, make sure to measure the length. You will know that the length is right for you if the tip of the tie ends just about the beltline, not above or below it. There is also a basic rule when it comes to the width of the neck tie. For casual looks or for shirts with narrow collars, always pick narrow ties. If you have a bulkier body, however, pick wider ties and avoid the skinny ones.

2014 Best Dressed List

People Magazine has released its 2014 Best Dressed List. People Magazine is an American magazine that features celebrities and human- interest stories. People Magazine is published by Time Inc. Although it is in America, some Singaporeans still check the magazine thru their online website. The magazine is also famous for its special issues like the “Sexiest Man Alive” and “World’s Most Beautiful People”.

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In this article, you will know People Magazine’s 2014 Best Dressed List. For those who are included in the list, this serves as their compliment. For Singaporeans who idolize the people included in the list, this will serve as their fashion inspiration. So, here is the list:

  • Taylor Swift: Whether she is walking down the red carpet or strolling around Hollywood, Taylor Swift’s impeccable style is a head turner. This is the reason why she is number one in the list. For her fans out there, her music is flawless and so is her style.
  •  Chloe Moretz: Chloe Moretz is still 17 years old but she can pull dresses and gowns from Valentino, Dior and Chanel. She is one of the rising young stars in Hollywood.
  • Blake Lively: The Gossip Girl and the love interest of Green Lantern surely captured the hearts of stylists being the number three when it comes to best dressed. She is in the list because her style is her own. She doesn’t depend on stylists to dictate her style.
  • Diane Kruger: Diane Kruger is the fourth. Like Blake, she doesn’t need a stylist to dress her.
  • Emma Watson: Who will forget this English beauty? Emma Watson is considered one of the best dressed because she always looks stunning. Who would have thought that young Hermione (of Harry Potter) has so much beauty in her?

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  • Rihanna: Rihanna is unpredictable. She can go simple to bold. She is not afraid to wear anything. She can take risk that is why she is interesting to follow. You will never know what she will wear.
  • Jennifer Lopez: Jennifer Lopez is a head turner. She always surprises the press and other celebrities whenever she walks down the red carpet. This is the reason why she is always in the list of best dressed people.
  • Emma Stone: The beauty of Emma is undeniable especially if she is on the red carpet. According to her stylists, she is willing to do something different which makes her one of the best dressed.
  • Lupita Nyong’o: The actress can wear any silhouette or any colour she wants and it will still flatter her. She is a relatively new comer in the industry but she made her own name.

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