Unisex accessories: how to style a tie for men and women

style a tie for men and women

In recent years, the fashion industry has become a world of free expression, where you could wear anything and combine pieces as you wish. This being said, there are very few rules when it comes to gender based clothing, making it easy for both genders to experience with their fashion choices. So, naturally, more items are becoming unisex pieces that can be styled differently based on the gender and outfit. One of these pieces is the classic tie. Usually worn by men, ties are seen as an elegant and formal item. But this doesn’t have to be the case. In this article, we’re gonna tell you how to style a tie in the conventional way, how to break the rules and how to have fun with this accessory. If you don’t have a tie already, we suggest you get on it and get your own unique tie so you can start styling it as soon as possible.

Men’s fashion

We will start with men, as this piece was historically invented for them. Any tie would work for these looks, but if you want to find some fun patterns, we suggest checking some thrift stores for truly unique looks.


You surely know those corporate workers in movies and TV series that are always in a suit, perfectly fitted and styled for them. They look impeccable and there’s nothing wrong to say about their outfits. You can achieve that look by getting a suit, or you can keep it casual but still professional and classy by getting a shirt, a pair of trousers and adding a tie. This will ‘tie’ everything together, making your outfit look clean and well styled.


For a touch of originality on this trend, you can look up some weird tie knots that you can learn. There is a youtube channel called “How to tie a tie” that has all the cool tips about this. You will improve your look by adding a non-conformist vibe to it. Or, if you’re feeling brave, you can go for a very colorful or patterned tie. These tips also work for a more casual look, where your tie is an accent piece more than a classy accessory.

Women’s twist

Because it’s a women’s world, we need to see how to incorporate this men’s accessory in your outfits. Well, there are no specific rules to this, but there are some tips you can use. If you’ve seen Gossip Girl, you know how Serena used to wear her white shirt with a very loose tie around her neck. You can do this for a casual look with some jeans. Or, you can add a tie to your outfit instead of a scarf, just choose a light colored one and play with the knot for a more girly look. If you want to stick to the classics, you can definitely style a tie with a suit and a pair of heels, for a girl boss look.

Source: Vogue