There’s a certain trick to dressing well during the winter. Traditional fashion rules call for muted colors and heavy fabrics that match the view outside. Bright colors metaphorically die off like the leaves on the trees, yet it’s still possible to work some color and a little cheeriness into your outfit. This is where a bow tie comes in handy. While going all out with a pair of pastel pants doesn’t really work right now, a bow tie can add a subtle hint of color that’s there but not overpowering. One such bow that can get the job done is the Southside Bow by Pierrepont Hicks ($62).
The Southside Bow adds the perfect touch of color to any ensemble. It’s muted greens are not setting your neck ablaze with color but are still a welcome relief from the browns and grays and charcoals. This cotton bow tie has a nice little surprise, though. It’s actually reversible with a brighter palette of greens on the other side, allowing this bow tie to easily transition into the warmer months. It’s the switch hitter of the bow tie world, deftly adjusting between the muted winter and the radiant summer. When tied with the muted side on top, the bright flipside casually peeks out from behind, offering a welcome reminder that soon the green grass will begin emerging from beneath its wintry blanket. Lighten up the office or the classroom this Friday by using this bow tie to add a much-needed dose of color to the bleak landscape.