Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Looking for some shirts and ties combo ideas as well as inspiration outfits? If you love to wear formal wear and you need some dress shirts you will love this article. We will teach you how to style some shirt and tie combinations and will show you the top 10 ways on how to style your shirts and ties. If you are wondering if your favorite tie can work with your favorite shirt, keep on reading to find out!
What Ties Go With What Shirts?
If you feel like following some trends you will easily find your ideal outfit combo. In fact, you can wear many different solid colors with your typical black or white dress shirts. If you feel like spicing some things up, know that you can always mix & match your favorite shirts and ties with complementary colors and end up with the perfect shirt and tie pair! Also, adding some accessories is a must if you want to make your contrasting colors work. Not too sure how this is done? Keep on reading and find your inspiration here.
What Color Tie Goes With What Shirt?
1. Dark Navy Blue Tie With Shirt With Patterns
The dark navy suit looks the prettiest with a dark blue or navy tie. This is one of those combinations which is timeless and perfect for any event. You can also match your navy suit or your navy tie with a white dress shirt, as well as some black shoes, a darker jacket, as well as a stylish watch. Don’t forget your accessories since these can make all the outfits pop.
2. Black Blazer With Purple Tie
A black blazer will look amazing with a purple tie. Go for a pocket detail and make this tie combo work! Usually, men love this outfit in silk fabric since it feels smooth & comfy against the body. The fit itself is easy to wear & style, plus it is perfect for the office. If you are in your mid-thirties there is a chance you will fancy this outfit the most.
3. White Shirt And Tie In Green Color
If green is your favorite color just know that it would look amazing next to a white shirt. However, try and pair it up with a grey suit and you will love the outcome even more! This is a fashion-statement which women also love since not that many guys dare to wear a green tie or grey suits. You can also wear some comfy brown or beige shoes to complete the look.
4. Hot Orange Tie With Striped Shirts And Vests
Men who are not afraid of color and who want to make their every outfit work will love bright neon colors. This outfit would look great with a wool coat on top, as well as with a thicker vest. If you love your shirts with a collar and you need something that goes up to your neck, go for this outfit. It also has a unique pattern and will look beautiful on men who are off to casual events.
5. Blue Suit Red Tie And White Dress Shirt
You can wear your favorite striped shirt or a check shirt with a red tie. Red or burgundy ties look the prettiest against a plain white shirt or even a light blue shirt. You should be matching your suit with other blue elements such as dark navy trousers or pants, as well as a belt.
6. Business Casual White Shirt With Collar And Grey Tie
If you want to shop for some fancy clothing get yourself a gray suit or a gray jacket. Once you match it to either white or blue shirts and a grey tie you will love the look. This look is great for the wedding as well as for guys who want something a bit more fancy. You can wear it even if you are a guest, but especially if you are the groom. In case it is your wedding go for a pocket square detail and don’t forget that little lapel pin, as well as a flower accessory.
7. Custom Colorful Tie
If you want to break the rules and you want to wear something different for your everyday life you should get a colorful tie and a pink shirt underneath. You can also wear a white shirt, just make sure your tie has several different shades of pink, blue, green or yellow. This look is ideal for men who need a bit of color for their everyday activities. Also, if you don’t mind that ”pop” to your tie, also go for crazy & weird patterns for your socks. Complete the funk vibe and enjoy the look.
8. Formal Striped Tie With Cotton Green Dress Shirts
Get yourself a suit which is exactly your size, but make the blazer a bit larger since your shoulder & your frame may need some additional space. Also, get a striped tie or a striped shirt. This combo is perfect for the office and is a must-have for men who are off to serious business meetings. This tie can also look amazing with a black or green shirt since it will make the outfit pop with a stripe pattern. Also, this tie and a striped pattern will look great on men who want to elongate their body just a bit more, especially around their midsection.
9. Checked Shirt With Yellow Tie
A checked shirt or a blue shirt will look amazing when matched with a yellow tie. A twill tie or a cotton/chunky sweater will look amazing for the winter season. If you need a cute gift idea for your friends, know that this tie is a fine choice! It can also look perfect when matched to thicker coats or jackets. Make sure you wear brighter shoes as well as a sturdy belt when rocking these combinations.
10. Light Blue Shirt And Stripe Tie Pastel Colors
Lastly, go for a white shirt which can look amazing with your blue & yellow tie. On the color wheel, these colors look beautiful once matched one next to another. Also, you can wear a pair of fancy shoes to finish off the vibe. If your closet is mostly filled with these lighter and pastel pieces you will love this fit. It will ”suit” younger men, and is the perfect choice for the prom season since guys love to stand out. No reason to throw on a black suit. Instead, step out of your comfort zone, and go for this outfit.
How Do You Match A Tie With A Suit?
This does not have to be complicated, as long as you follow certain rules, such as:
- Always go for white shirts since they are the easiest to match with a suit and a tie. This is a great trick if you are always rushing, or if you need something quick & easy to throw on.
- Go for colorful pieces only if you can match the colors from the opposite side of the color wheel.
- Add pieces such as belts, watches, sunglasses, pocket square details & napkins, as well as lapel pins to add color to your outfit.
- Mostly wear black or brown shoes.
- Go for hairstyles which ”suit” the event, as well as the suit itself. Don’t go for bold mohawks or similar retro/punk styles.
On That Note
After reading our tips & tricks on how to match your suit and shirt to a tie, do you feel a bit more confident regarding your outfit? You can easily match your pink shirt to your white suit and a red tie, it is all about the confidence and going for little colorful details. Make sure you always add some accessories to the outfit and don’t forget to read through our guide in-depth to find your perfect suit for your headed event. Also, make sure you always go for hairstyles and sharp cuts which you can easily match with the suit. Remember these tips & tricks and try to incorporate them when planning & shopping for your next big outfit.