Stuck in a shirt and tie matching rut? Most likely you have 5-10 shirt/tie combinations that you feel are safe and stick to those. But that can get a little boring. We all need to have a little fun when matching our shirts and ties and it is high time we plan some new options for you. Here are just a few to get your color wheel and pattern ideas rolling.
1. Staying Solid
In search of a more Sophisticated & Aristocratic Look: Pairing a black tie and black shirt will give you a polished, sophisticated and aristocratic look . Keeping a low contrast between the shirt and tie colors is important in creating this style. You can buy a solid black tie here and create your custom black dress shirt here.
2. Playing with Patterns
The following are tips to choose the right color combinations.
Afraid of wearing a patterned tie AND a patterned shirt? No reason to be afraid if you use these smart style tips.
First, pinpoint the main color in the shirt pattern and pick a hue similar to or darker than the base color for your tie. Secondly, choose at least one solid, whether that be the suit, the shirt, or the tie. A smaller patterned shirt leads the way to the option of a bold stripe on the tie. Don’t be afraid to play with the other color choices in the pattern of the shirt or tie. Go further and pair it with a great set of matching cufflinks.
3. Another Solid Choice
Go ahead and pick your favorite check or striped shirt and pair it with a solid tie in a similar hue. You don’t have to use the same exact tone of solid tie when working with a printed shirt. This blue and gray hue scheme keeps the trendy and modern combination nice and cool. We just so happen to carry this steel gray color. Buy it here.
4. Mix and Match
I am sure you have a favorite patterned tie as well. Keep it simple with a solid color shirt and a pinstripe suit to play with 2 patterns and a solid white base. The pink, white, and black pattern in this tie paired with the white shirt would be perfected with a charcoal or even a light gray pinstripe suit. Tip: Stay away from a dark solid shirt as it seems less formal. It truly limits your tie and suit combo options.
5. Using Compliments
Complimentary colors should be an important factor when creating your desired look. This complimentary color wheel points from one color to it’s compliment. Use this as your guideline for a great hue choices.
Notice the Orange arrow on the color wheel pointing toward the Blue. I love this combination and wish more men were sporting the combo like this interesting look. Pair it with a light gray suit again and the compliments will come rolling in. Buy a similar orange tie here.
6. Analogous Situation
Feeling a bit more confident in your choosing than the previous suggestions? Let’s then take a look at the Analogous color wheel. This color wheel shows the different hues which work well together because they are right next to each other on the color wheel. Feel free to go play with any color two blocks over as well. It sure simplifies the which hue works problem!
Source: Kat Eye Studio
Bringing it back to the Lavender and plum we started with. Why not go all out? This look is stunning. He has managed to wrap up most of our style points into one stellar suiting moment.
Source: Bows and Ties