Street Trend – Bow ties
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