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How to combine a tie and shirt

Combining a tie with the right shirt might seem difficult at first as there are many things you have to consider. Am I wearing the right colour or is the pattern on my necktie too hard on the eyes?

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Does my tie match with the shirt I am wearing? These are just a few of the questions that might run in your head.

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First off, the basic rule is that neckties should be darker than the colour of your shirt. Hence, you can take any solid coloured ties and wear light shirts.

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First off, the basic rule is that neckties should be darker than the colour of your shirt. Hence, you can take any solid coloured ties and wear light shirts.

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With regard to colour combinations, there are standard colours that are popular to wear such as blue and brown, blue and green, red and black. White and black shirts can be paired with any tie.

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However, you don't want to look boring and be seen in the same outfit combinations day in and out.

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If you are afraid of mixings ties that have patterns and stripes, then this is the time to learn the ropes. With a little practice, you will get the hang of it.

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If you are afraid of mixings ties that have patterns and stripes, then this is the time to learn the ropes. With a little practice, you will get the hang of it.

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To do this, you have to choose you shirt first. For example, you might decide on a dark grey striped shirt.

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When you choose your necktie, make sure that the predominant shirt colour (grey) is present on it. Hence, you can have a tie which is blue, but the paisley print is grey.

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Wearing checks might also seem very tricky at first. But, the rule is simple. Go with big checks on ties and smaller ones on the shirt.

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And don't forget your colour palette. You should choose similar colours and not stray far down the colour wheel.

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Do not choose patterns that are of the same size as the look you will create will be messy and heavy pretty much like making a traffic jam happen.

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Thus, if you want to wear a striped shirt with smaller patterns, your tie can have a chunkier stripe.

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It is also highly possible to look elegant with different patterns.

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The important thing to remember is to match small patterns with large designs. Hence, if you are wearing a shirt with tiny stripes, your necktie can have big stripes.

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The important thing to remember is to match small patterns with large designs. Hence, if you are wearing a shirt with tiny stripes, your necktie can have big stripes.

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Photo Gallery: Elegant shirts, ties and suits colour combination

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