Tie it all together with the accessory of the season
Whether you want to switch up an everyday ensemble or add a little extra to a look, AW18 has reintroduced the necktie and here’s how you can incorporate it into your wardrobe. Wrap your head around the potential that a single piece of fabric could change up your look in a swift knotted action – pattern clashing, tone-on-tone or layering up. Whatever your style, here’s our favourite ways to rock it.
Clash of the prints
Check out our beaut ELVI models Tessa Maye and Salomé Hervé rocking a pattern clashing situation featuring doubled up floral and an appearance from animal print. See Tess’ 1970s-remeniscent silky leopard tie – leave it long for a retro injection that can liven up any look. If that’s not your vibe, check out Salomé’s Western neckerchief inspo, double-wrap the fabric and leave it short to draw attention to the face and add a pop of colour to an otherwise understated look.
Keep things simple with Lela Rose
By simply accessorising this all black ensemble with a velvet necktie it creates a timeless feel. Keep the fastening at the back to create a choker effect which insinuates a fashion-conscious, ultra-chic look. Pick the colour wisely in order to draw attention to the feature you’d like, for example: white boots? White necktie.
Tone-on-tone with Tory Burch
This tone-on-tone look is the perfect solution for a chic and versatile accessory. Got some leftover fabric or a scarf? Start upcycling and double it up with your ensemble. Effortless for anyone to pull off; tone-clashing makes for an understatedly interesting look.
Space age chic with Veronica Beard
Veronica Beard’s space age take on the necktie is a nostalgic and intergalactic cowgirl necessity. Perhaps not for everyone – but this metallic neckerchief look might be your perfect answer to a wardrobe mix up. If you’re a lover of anything vintage, throw this together with a denim look in order to channel your inner Barbarella.
Layerin’ up with Giambattista Valli
Layering is a crucial chapter in any fashion-conscious person’s style book. Take a leaf out of Tory Burch’s guide and throw together a thicker, longer necktie which gives more room to experiment with ways of tying. Hope you remember your Girl Guide knotting classes, because you’re about to need ’em.
A little tied up
Keep things understated and tuck this look into a chunky knit jumper for an ultra-cosy, layered up look.
Take a walk on the wild side…
Tess rocking the ultimate style trend of the year. Because you can never have too much leopard print, right?… Mix it up and break up the print with some florals. Keep the necktie thick and team up with some chunky necklaces for a statement look.