A tie is the perfect accessory for any Fashionisto, acting as a staple piece for any outfit and helping it to transition from day to night. Ties come in a variety of thicknesses, however, in the last few years, skinny ties have sprung to the forefront of men’s collections. You can find them in classic patterns like stripes, checkers and dots, as well as fabrics like silk, and satin. This spring's tie trends include pastels, bold and bright jewel tones, paisley, plaid and polka dots.
I caught this Fashionisto walking into his dorm on campus. His light gray tie sits perfectly against his pristine white shirt and navy sweater, which is a great casual outerwear alternative to a sport or suit jacket. Adding to his casual look, this Fashionisto pairs his outfit with olive tennis shoes and finishes his look with a dark plaid backpack. All in all, his ensemble is the perfect framework for a casual outfit that includes wearing a tie.
For a look similar to this Fashionisto's, try this simple gray tie by Cambodian Threads, a fair-trade fashion company that donates 40% of it's proceeds to educational programs in Cambodia. You can also try a tie in one of the spring trends colors and/or patterns, like this pastel paisley tie by Etro or this bold orange tie by Ovaida & Sons. The great thing about ties is their versatility. Whether you pair them with a casual outfit like this Fashionisto or wear them to evening events, ties are one accessory that every man should have.
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