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 ——