Ties for Women ? I thought when I first received a gorgeous and gifted package from RuthEadsCo. One glance at the feminine floral, sleek narrow width, and I was all in! In my new furry chair, I wear my feminine tie. I love this pink print, as any shade in this hue has my heart this season.
I seldom find anything new to wear in terms of style trends. At my age I have seen and worn almost everything. I have worn ties before, but usually in a bow, or secured with a brooch.
But I had not really considered the punchy, gender bending tie as the powerful styling piece that it is. Until now!
Ties for women is a viable trend that I am loving.
Of course, ties for women is not new; think Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, Katherine Hepburn in a variety of menswear attire, and even Marlene Dietrich, Leighton Meester, and Rihanna wearing a bow tie. I am sure many other examples will leap to mind once you think about it.
I have been following fashionista friend and Style Icon Melanie for sometime and she wears ties with unrivaled aplomb. Today I follow, daintily, in her footsteps. Gender is a hot topic in today’s topsy turvy world, and we should be less rigid about who is wearing the pants, or the tie. Pun intended, word geeks. Clothing has socio- economic implications, but that is another post for another time.
Below, Excuse my cloying gender cliché, but I am arranging flowers. Happily, I might add. The long awaited sun is out, my renovation nearly complete. and my adult children are due here in less than two weeks! Yay TEAM FAMILY! Because I do not know how to tie a tie, I wear mine crossed over and pinned with a brooch. I must learn how to tie a tie!
With my renovation almost completed, and most of the new furniture in, here are some snaps of the newish looking living room. Can you spot my trendy sheepskin chair . I have a friend who bought something similar 9 years ago ! I always find the overlap of decor trends an interesting overlap to what we wear as fashion trends. Plus, every girl needs a soft, furry seat !
I wore this same outfit, later out for dinner. I like the contrast of the darker gingham check with the light floral tie. A heart shaped basket bag in pale petunia pink, comfy white flatforms, and I am ready for dinner at the Highway Dinner in East Hampton. Outside the look is a bit washed out due to the waning light. Still you can get a glimpse of the verdant green grass that saturates this glorious landscape here by the ocean.
Dinner was delicious by the way. The organic chicken was fresh and spit roasted, and perfectly cooked and plated. I don’t eat meat often, so when I do I am appreciate that it is local, organic and free range.
A couple of shots from my abbreviated weekend out East. We came home early for Father’s day.
I so enjoy this sunny reprieve, but the sun sets, as it does. We enjoy the colorful display as hubby and I drive West towards home.
SHOP THE OUTFIT:
- Gingham shirt, Thomas Pink, think Anne Fontaine in terms of price and forever quality.. Similar here via Brooks Brothers and on sale!
- Floral tie, Rutheasdco.
- White flatforms : Here and here .
- pink square sunnies: here and here .
SHOP TIES FOR WOMEN:
This floral is fun! This one too, in a bit warmer color palette.
Another favorite from RuthEadsCO. is here and is just in time for July 4th weekend!
disclaimer: I was given this tie, and other merchandise in exchange for post considerations. My review is honest and all opinions are my own.
TIP: Ties for women, as these are often skinny, can be worn in many ways besides the basic necktie. Add a skinny tie to the brim of hat, or as a sash for a dress, as worn here. Wear it as a bowtie, or just a bow. Wear feminine patterns or menswear, as you see fit.
So dear readers what say you: Ties for Women ? Yay or nay? I hope you agree with me and add a few of these to your wardrobe , if you have not yet done so. I am looking forward to getting a skinny menswear tie in a plaid and adding it to an outfit. Nothing like a touch of menswear to create the perfect counterpoint to a floral suit, or pastel ensemble .
I hope this was a wonderful weekend ! Happy Father’s Day! Don’t tell me — did you give your dad a tie? If so, consider borrowing it for yourself !
——- XOXO, Elle ——
I love the look!! I would wear a tie!!
I am so glad. I hope that you do. Sending hugs!
Thanks for the style inspo – I might have to raid my husbands ties – it could look cute..! xx Maria
As men wear ties less often, we can make them very useful and stylish.
Your room looks beautifully decorated! 🙂
I really like the tie on you too – I think wearing it untied with the brooch pinning it together is a beautiful look, never would have known it was because you couldn’t tie a tie until I read! 🙂
Hope that you had a great weekend! Was a quiet one here as we were all a bit unwell unfortunately. Feeling better today though! 🙂
Away From The Blue Blog
Oh no Mica, I hope all of you feel better soon. Thank you so much for your sweet words. Have a great week ahead.
I have a couple of ties from the 80’s or 90’s. They are super fun, and now I’ll have to pull them out!!
Yes do pull them out! Can’t wait to see how you styled it. Have a great week ahead beautiful !
Great look and what a beautiful home! You’ve inspired me to try a tie today, xo
I am so glad Patti, I can totally see you rocking a tie . Can’t wait to see how you style it. Have a wonderful week.
Did you see Melanie’s latest video? She spoke about menswear for women. It’s great.
I often wear ties and borrow from my husband’s huge stash. The mix of masculine and feminine makes an outfit interesting.
They have videos online to learn how to tie a tie.
Your house looks wonderful! Very light, bright and airy.
I have not seen it so I really appreciate this link. I do think I’ll start borrowing these from my husband if he has any skinny ones. Thanks, the house is very light due to a very good builder once upon a time.
Such beautiful photos and I really like the tie.
I am so glad you like these. Have a wonderful week.
I also love ties! They make every outfit so special! I´m so in love with your bag and sunnies! You look amazing!
Thanks so much Daria!
I am glad you also love ties !
First things first your decorating is coming along nicely, love how spacious and elegant your living room looks. And I’m a huuuuge chicken fan, so I’m drooling over that whole chicken and salad dish!
You’ve also put your own stamp on how ladies can wear ties! Have a lovely week ahead ( :
Thanks, I am glad you like this !
Elle, what a wonderful way to wear the floral tie you got! I used to wear ties in the past but didn’t it since a longer time and I see I should renew my former habit 🙂 And your renovation turned out absolutely great! I love how the living room looks and for sure I want to have also such a furry chair. The food you had looks extremely yummy – you obviously enjoyed!
Thanks Rena, I really did have a excellent weekend. I wish you a happy week.
Love your fun tie! I adore this casual cool look.
I am so glad!!!
A furry chair look so chic and glam…
and so does your tie… love it ♥
Thanks so much Ann! Happy Tuesday.
I love furry chairs and I love the way you wear that tie.
Such a great idea.
Thank you Esther. I really appreciate that, the furry chair is so comfortable.
What a fun idea, lady! Love this!
Le Stylo Rouge
Thanks so very much Ashley, have a great day .
You totally rock that tie! Such a cute and funky accessory!
Love the fluffy chairs!! You look great too, Elle!
Raindrops of Sapphire
You look fantastic! This is such a pretty tie, and the whole outfit sings! Love the sunnies too!
Your home looks so elegant and fresh – well done! Must feel wonderful to spend your weekends in there! Love the fuzzy chair especially.
I was just watching the interviews Melanie posted today. She is an amazing fashionista – and so are you, dear Elle!
Gorgeous place dear
I love your outfit too
Jane | The Bandwagon Chic
such a stylish home! and I love your summery bag!
Que Sera Sahra
Very cute! I love how you styled it! and omg your house is gorgeous!
SO fun, and I love your little bag!
Fabulous tie! Fabulous chair! Fabulous location! And you are a treat all around. Thanks for the mention too. I’ve been wearing ties for years but none so delightful as this floral one. Thank you for the inspiration here.
As soon as I Ron and I got hooked up, my father taught me how to tie a tie haha. Why? I have no idea, but I can still do it, both a single knot and a double knot. I agree with you that the floral tie looks nice with the contrasting shirt. Very rarely I will wear one. Usually they make me look like a man. Having long, luscious hair helps to avoid such a look. Alas, I do not have that. Your home in the Hamptons looks fantastic. An example of good taste. Very tranquil as well. I… Read more »
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Very chic look and comfy you look pretty in it have a great weekend.
You’re definitely rocking that tie dear! So chic and edgy!
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Lovely home and dinner looks fun!
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I love the idea of ties for women! I haven’t really seen much of them, but the concept is so good. I mean, we’ve borrowed so much from menswear, why not, right?! I have seen pocket squares for women though and that I’m not sure how I feel about. I love the way you’ve styled your tie here, the mixed patterns are so good!
THE STYLE CONTOUR
Dear Elle, what an awesome house you’ve got. I love the way you style both yourself and your living room. And did I spot a swimming pool…? Feeling slightly jealous in the most positive way. Love, Lieske
Yes gender is a hot topic at the moment. I have done the tie thing. Back in my more alternative days. I like how you mixed prints here the floral with the checked. And white furry chair, yes please!!