Bien-Mis {adj} – well dressed (people)

Street Trend – Bow ties

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Daft? Hell yeah. But a good bow tie always makes me smile.  As does bow tie wearing man hunk George Lamb…….mmmm….., but I digress. I love how a bow tie can make someone look slightly on the edge of insanity. I love how you can add this small cartoonish touch to the simplest of outfits and completely change the look. 

Not strictly for boys, bow ties are now being seen on the coolest of women.  Either a standard classic shape or in the form of a casual neck tie (see Alexa Chung – yes, her again I know…I have to put at least one pic of her on per week or the world will end). In this month’s Instyle Magazine there was even a special article on how to recreate this look by cutting the collar of a pedestrian plain blue shirt and a piece of ribbon. Creativity is the key to carrying off the bow tie.  You can play with colour or fabric as long as you keep the rest of your outfit pared down.  You can do preppy by tieing some ribbon round your work shirt and wearing with shorts (I still don’t think enough people use shorts for the work place but that’s another post………..).  But don’t ever  EVER, wear spinning/flashing with only a trench to hide your modesty a la Frank Butcher.

Bow ties were all over the AW 2010 Catwalks too, on coats or tied over shirts. Miu Miu offered these cute cooloured neck ties in Lilac or bright pumpkin Orange. 

Oooooooh how did this get on here!!! Never thought I’d utter these words but I do prefer his shorter hair now


Written by makebakeandsew

March 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm

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  1. I will be sporting a blouse with a bow tied round the neck tomorrow for work. I planned this earlier when I was persuaded to buy (very cleverly placed by the till when I purchased nappies from boots today) some teal nail polish with goes with said shirt! Am I sad planning my whole outfit round the colour of my new nail polish?


    March 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    • AS IF you already planned that! Spooky. Still loving the jade nail varnish. It is not at all sad to plan your outfit round it! I dream outfits and then get up and am annoyed that I don’t have the clothes I’ve dreamt of! That’s sad……….


      March 17, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      • Most mornings I just throw on whatever is ironed and hope for the best. Sometimes you just get inspires though don’t you. Sometimes with me,I’ll come across a piece of jewellery I’ve not worn for ages or a pair of shoes then (pr a bottle of nail polish!) and a bit of a plan comes together. A colleague and I had a bet that after having my baby I would not find the time to match shoes and handbags etc. You know who you are! So far I’ve not done too badly.


        March 17, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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