From leading roles to lead singers, bow ties have been in the limelight for quite sometime now. Celebrities like Joseph Gordon Levitt, Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio have been known to ditch the necktie, and instead, don a shorter neckccessory. These high society hunks make wearing a bow tie look effortlessly chic in magazines and on television. Unfortunately, the carpet under our feet is hardly ever red, and Instagramming the occasional selfie is not exactly paparazzi status. Luckily, bow ties are not only for the black tie events! Incorporating this accessory into everyday use is easier than you might think.
Summer is the perfect time to invest in a bow tie. From Sunday best to party guest, bow ties can smoothly go from day to night. I found this Fashionisto looking very debonair on his way to a wedding. His white blazer says elegance, but his bow tie is definitely the finishing touch that brings the ensemble together.
If you like the idea of a bow tie, but don’t want to be too bold, consider pairing this classic bow tie from Nordstrom with a chambray button-down and khakis. Combining these basic pieces with a subtly printed bow tie will give you a polished, yet understated, look.
For Fashionistos that aren’t afraid to mix things up, take a look at this bow tie from J.Crew. Wear it with a striped oxford shirt and a pair of pastel chinos for a look that is sure to draw the right kind of attention.
You don’t have to be Jay Gatsby to sport a bow tie — although he does it incredibly well! Add one to any outfit and transform your look from simple to suave.
Spotted: This Dolce&Gabbana fall 2013 runway show displayed both neckties and bow ties.