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I never cared much for relationship. For men, I’ve always preferred the look of a tie over a tie, which I’ve long considered just a swinging accessory that adds a little extra to an outfit and makes me discouraged any which partner wears it. However, somehow, I found myself attracted by a look from Louis Vuitton Fall 2022 Collection includes a striped tie, paired with an oversized one bomber jacketand – as many fashion fans can relate – couldn’t stop thinking about sports next September.
Women’s ties are nothing new. Its history on the female body dates back to the 19th century. Figures like the French author Amantine Dupin, who wrote under a pseudonym. George Sandsport the tie to subvert the ideal of femininity, while “Gibson Girl” The look became popular in the early 1900s, thanks to depictions by artist Charles Dana Gibson, who painted women wearing ties. The tie also became a symbol of election movement In the 20th century, for sporty women, accessories mimicked the masculine style as they entered the white-collar business. Follow National Museum of American History, wearing a feminine style to the office “may suggest that you’re there to catch your husband, not to do a serious job.” By the 1980s and 1990s, it had become a staple of celebrities like Princess Diana and Diane Keaton, who frequently wore ties with button-down shirts and high-waisted pants. Later in the Y2K era, others, like Avril Lavigne and Britney Spears, reworked it from workwear to subvert pop culture, pairing the accessory with baggy jeans, mini skirts and white tank top.
I first tried wearing a tie around that time, when Mexican telenovela Rebelde premiered for the first time, for pre-school teenagers in a uniform Consists of mini skirt, a lanyard and a tie. While I imitated their looks constantly, the mini skirt and boots resonated with me more than the tie, and so I never accepted it. It wasn’t until the Louis Vuitton fall 2022 collection was released that I started to think maybe I just needed to find some new inspiration – and so far, there hasn’t been a shortage.
For example, Horror feeling Editor-in-Chief Willa Bennettwho is famous for using her tie (She has collected over 100 relationships!), which she usually pairs with a white button-down shirt, blazer, and loafers. Or, on runway falls in 2022includes lineups from designers like Ralph Laurenwhich includes models wearing tuxedo-like outfits with ties, as well as plaid jackets with collared accessories, or Louis Vuittonwhich includes a series of three-piece, men’s-inspired outfits, retrofitted with ties that make them a “thing” for today’s youth. Thom Browne. Spanish singer Rosalía is also an inspiration with a recent Prada look it was to combine a schoolgirl miniskirt with loafers and a black tie.
However, the accessory looks foreign to me. Not knowing how to integrate it into my everyday wardrobe, I chose to try it out in a time when every fashion editor is flexing their styling muscles to the extreme: New York Fashion Week.
It was the fourth day of the show, a time when I’d usually look to sneakers rather than a tie. But anyway, I grabbed mine – a $7 black version I bought from Amazon to test out the trend – choosing to pair the accessory with a button-down white shirt dress with an irregular hemline. symmetrical, black Mary Janes and a red shoulder bag. The dress was a good starting point to jump into this trend, as the feminine silhouette allowed me to easily contrast two sides of my personality (and style) in one outfit.
And so I walked out of the apartment. On the way to the train, I was amazed at how powerful I felt while wearing the tie, wondering if “power suit“The sentiment also extends to this accessory. When I finally got to the show, I was showered with compliments. “I like ties,” praised one editor. Another person confessed they will try it now after seeing my outfit. And while I still can’t shake the feeling that I’m basically wearing a theater opener’s uniform, I have to admit I’ve enjoyed it.
I still can’t tie a tie without a YouTube tutorial, but I have a new tool in my style arsenal. After a lifetime of stealing my mom’s ultra-feminine closet, maybe the next time I visit home, I can find out about Dad’s stuff, too.
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