How Good Are You At Matching?
Anyone can put a solid color tie with a patterned shirt, or vice versa. However, matching patterned ties with patterned shirts creates a more sophisticated, stylish look. Picking up a shirt is completely a personal choice. A formal one or a casual one, according to the mood, occasion and personality, you can have any. Picking up the tie is however dependent on the type of shirt you have chosen to a great extent. You can also try vice versa by choosing the tie first according to the preference and match up the shirt. Do not get confused. Feel better and learn more with these simple suggestions on how to match the pair. Check on the occasion first. Is it your work attire? If yes, what are the typical colours of the shirts you prefer to work in or as put forward by your employer? Let us see the colour first. The best way to match colours for shirt and tie pair is to pick contrasting colours. The trick here is to vary the shades of the colour. For example, if you are wearing a light blue shirt, go for a bolder colour like primary colours. If the shirt colour is navy blue, a maroon, purple or burgundy colour will complete the match. The basic idea is that the colour of the tie should be darker than the colour of the shirt. One of the colour should be dark, like red. The next is the design of the tie. A plain tie will go both with shirts of plain colour or pattern. However, do not make the mistake of coupling a patterned shirt with the same pattern tie or a formal shirt with a tie of funky design. When you wear a striped shirt, it is graceful to wear a tie of the colour complimentary or matching to the colour of the stripes. If the shirt is patterned with bold colour checks, pair it with a dull coloured tie or a plain and simple tie. After spending a few moments reading our How to Match a Shirt and Tie, you are now ready to try your hand at our Coordination Game.
After a few run-throughs, you will see how easy it is to mix and match like a pro. Remember: vary the pattern size and scale for a harmonious effect. Be confident. If it looks right to you, it probably is right.