Since you’ve mastered the basics, let’s turn our attention to matching patterned ties with patterned shirts. There are several ways to approach this stylish equation, all of which incorporate the matching, contrasting, and complementary color techniques.
Before we begin matching like fashion connoisseurs, let’s outline a no-fly zones. We never want to cruise into this area: exactly matching the same pattern. If the patterns match closely, the highest contrast in the universe won’t be able to save your look.
Now that that border is set, we can cruise around it in style. Start by examining a patterned shirt. Identify the most dominant color on it, like salmon or pink for a white and salmon checkered shirt. Once you have that, turn your attention to the patterned tie.
Things get more detailed with the tie. That’s because here, you want to pick out a detail in the tie that complements and contrasts the shirt’s dominant color. For our aforementioned example, a tie with salon accents in it will look great. If you are stuck (don’t worry it happens), refer to the contrast and matching tips from our first article and you will do just fine.