Graduation is coming up!
Now, my graduation outfit is very restricted in terms of what is actually allowed. It must be black trousers and a white shirt. SO MUCH CHOICE! Not. But, as a fashion student I have to funk it up a bit. So I thought…what can I wear that will jazz my outfit up but not cost me obscene amounts of money since I am poor, as per. ACCESSORIES! A tie! Perfect? That’s what I thought until I saw the huge amounts of choice available at the moment and now I am stuck again. As an employee of Arcadia I have really been looking at Burton Menswear and Topman in order to get my discount (hey hey! Forever living the poor life.) I have picked out a few of the most eye-catching and most ‘me’ ties. I think these are the perfect way to spice up an otherwise plain outfit, so guys whom are graduation this year (or just guys looking to spice up a smart outfit) take note!
I am a sucker for florals (like I am sure you will see with the next few posts) and these two are perfect for me. The first is the lighter of the two, perhaps not as smart as the other however the contrast between the pinks and blues is really cute, its really summery and its really now and this appeals to me personally. Plus, blue brings out my eyes. Always a bonus right? The other, is an instant eye-catcher. The obvious contrast between the pink and the black is so strong and this makes the pattern pop just that bit more. This pattern is not exactly alien to Topman as they released a stunning backpack last year with the same pattern (that I had to buy, it was in the sale okay…)
But I do also have to remember that this is a very important occasion and maybe a pattern like the above is a bit much. Burton have an impressive range of textured ties. This flecked appearance removes it from the same barrier as your traditional ties but also in keeps with a more traditional look. Burton’s website stocks three colours; grey, navy and purple.
And plain doesn’t HAVE to mean boring. Its not all black and grey and weird striped patterns now. Topman especially have some really vibrant shades that can certainly appear eye-catching. The ranges come in lilac, rich blues and red. By adopting one of these colour popping ties it can really draw attention and take a potentially drab outfit and allow personality to shine through.
There we have it, a small post on some of the current ranges of high street ties. I know which one I will be going for now (I think - maybe). Keep an eye out for more from High Street Hunting.