And now for something completely different – neckties! And by that I just mean a handkerchief or pocket square fashioned jauntily around your neck. A lot of the shops right now are listing them as bandanas.
This is one of those “fashion” things you can do that takes seconds, looks great, is adaptable for absolutely everyone, works no matter what size or shape you are and, depending on what you have if you have a rummage around in your wardrobe, may cost you absolutely nothing.
The absolutely echt, on-point way to wear a necktie right now is with the knot to the front and with a trenchcoat. But obviously it’s all up for grabs. Have a go! And if you, like me, are a bit shy of doing this sort of thing, wear it on your own round the house for a bit while you get used to it before going outside.
It also doesn’t have to stay round your neck, you can tie it round a ponytail or a low bun or even triangle it and use it as a headscarf.
If you don’t already have a lovely necktie or handkerchief here are some of my favourites in the shops right now
This Anthropologie red one:
This Tiger print one, also Anthropologie: \
This burgundy one from Zara, which would look nice with navy:
This from Uniqlo:
This from Chan Luu via Net A Porter:
If you want to go bonkers, there’s this one from Marni is gorgeous but £210:
I also like the idea of literally wearing a man’s pocket square, like this one from Gieves and Hawkes via Selfridges:
Or this one from Boss:
And there are millions of others to choose from in Selfridges, have a poke about.
On my Instagram Stories I am wearing a Tippi sweater from J Crew in Heather Smoke (size up).
And the gold earrings are from Dinny Hall.