You can't imagine how important it is wear a tie with a shirt until you get into the situation, and it is that choosing a combination that works in harmony between a tie, a shirt and a suit, for many of us implies a great challenge. And it is not that difficult, you just have to follow a few fundamental rules to hit 100%.
Table of Contents
- 1 5 fundamental rules that we must follow
- 2 Basic tie combinations
- 3 How to wear a gray suit
5 fundamental rules that we must follow
When combining tie with shirt and suit there are a number of fundamental rules that must be followed and that we detail below:
First, choose the suit
You do not have to start the house with the roof, and I tell you this, because many times, we pass through a store and a tie catches our attention, and what do we do? We buy it! Error if we do not know what we are going to combine it with, do not fall into the temptation to buy it.
First choose the suit, imagine it is dark gray, take it out of the closet and put it on the bed, then choose the shirt and put it under your jacket. If you don't like the combination, choose another shirt in another color and try a different color. For example, if you choose a light blue shirt with this suit, the appropriate tie will be one in navy blue or maroon red.
Salways printed shirt, with plain tie.
If, for example, your suit is patterned with stripes or squares, don't forget to always wear a plain shirt and tie, in a single color.
Large print with small print.
If you choose, for example, a suit in a single color, such as dark blue or black, opt for a shirt with fine stripes in blue or white that give an original touch to the combination. With this, do not forget to wear a tie in a single color or if you opt for a patterned tie, that this is for example with stripes wider than those of the shirt. Always follow this rule of small print with large print and vice versa.
The importance of harmony and contrast.
The combination of colors is found in seeking the harmony of the garments looking for the middle point. Usually the contrasts create harmony and colors that are balanced soothe the opposites. If you have one clear skin, shirts in blue and light blue colors will suit you better, on the contrary if you have one rosier skin, the greens will suit you better. For all those who have the darker complexion, you can choose a wider range of colors.
Budget is important
Fifth, control what you spend. If you don't have a lot of budget, buy key colors and leave out the prints and bright colors, suits in basic colors such as black, gray or blue will help you in your day to day, they are a good wardrobe background and very easy to combine with different shades of shirts and ties.
Remember that as a general rule, the best combinations are:
- With patterned shirts, solid color ties.
- With plain shirts, single-colored or patterned ties.
Basic tie combinations
- A black tie It is ideal with a black suit and with a white shirt, yes, do not combine it with a black shirt.
- A white, ivory or off-white tie, it will stand out very little if you put a white shirt on it.
- A pink tie It is perfect with a white or light blue shirt and a gray suit.
- A Red tie Combines with a white, blue and light blue shirt.
- A orange tie It looks great with an orange, white or blue shirt.
- A blue tie it harmonizes with a blue shirt with the same or lighter tones, and also with a white shirt.
- A green tie it will stand out with white, black or green shirts with lighter tones.
Did you keep these rules in mind when combining a tie?
How to wear a gray suit
It is not always easy choose a combination of shirt, suit and tie, resulting in a harmonious finish.
We will see below examples to combine tie and shirt with gray suits:
The light blue shirt and a cheerful colored tie
The first thing is to choose the gray suit. It could be, for example, an elegant gray suit, in dark tones, made of a material similar to flannel. We will put it on the bed and then we will choose the shirt. We will combine shirts, superimposing them on the suit, until we find one that is to our liking. A good example can be a light blue shirt.
It's time the tie, what is the best option for a dark gray suit and a light blue shirt? There are different tie alternatives: pink and orange are lively and cheerful, and will match very well. Wine red or navy blue may also be a good option.
Combination of prints and plain: white shirt
A checked or striped suit will go well with a plain white shirt. Let's take the example that we have chosen a gray suit in large squares. For this suit, a shirt in a single color would be the best option, or at most in small, almost imperceptible squares. For example, a white shirt.
With regard to the tie, it is the same as with the shirt. As the suit is plaid, the tie should be of a single color type; for example, an elegant shade of red.
Another very elegant option for a gray suit is the black shirt, although it will be a more interesting choice. for formal situations and business meetings.
This shirt goes well with different shades of gray, but it will stand out more in the case of a light gray suit.
It is the most daring combination. There are several shades of red, from a vibrant and very attractive one, to a dark and burnt red. Also It is a good option to combine with different materials of the shirt.