So you’ve gotten on board with this fall’s fashion trend of warm, spice-hued neckties and now you’re wondering, “exactly what do I wear these with?” Pumpkin orange, sage green, ginger and mustard aren’t exactly everyday tie tones for most guys, so it’s a fair question.
When it comes to selecting a fall outfit, we recommend keeping the colors trendy and the pairings traditional. With one notable exception (matching with a gingham shirt), avoid wearing a necktie with a shirt of the same color, or let the same pattern carry through your shirt, tie and/or suit (so, no striped tie with a striped shirt, for instance).
It cannot be stressed enough: a white shirt goes with everything, and these colors create a great point of interest when juxtaposed with a crisp white shirt. However, these fall colors can look great against off-whites like ecru and light blues or grays as well.
If gingham is your thing, pair a solid shirt with a gingham-patterned necktie, or make a gingham shirt really pop with a solid tie in the same hue as your shirt.
When it comes to suits, the fall color palette goes great with grays, charcoals, blues and browns. Since patterns and solids are in right now, they’ll look sharp and modern with a pinstripe or windowpane suit – just save the striped ties for a solid suit.