The Icing on the Cake
This summer we were thrilled to introduce several new styles and products designed with you in mind. From linen clothing, to travel-ready performance wear to the custom made soft wash shirt, the summer was full of innovation, new fabrics, and technical design. Now, it’s time to put the icing on the cake and celebrate the end of a great summer with summer accessories that will bring your look to the next level. End of summer you say? Why buy now? Well, many accessories can be used to transition your clothing to the coming seasons to ensure you get the absolute most out of everything in your closet.
We know you are familiar with all the ways to wear a tie. But what about the pocket square? Pocket squares have recently come back into style as a key accent on your jacket. But how do you wear it? Do you match it to the color of your tie? To your shirt? To your jacket? The bottom line is, there are many different ways to wear a pocket square. Let me walk you through a couple basic ways to add a pop to your style with the pocket square.
Match with Your Shirt or Tie
Matching the pocket square exactly with your tie or shirt is a simple way to ensure you are wearing a color that goes with the style of the outfit overall. However, matching exactly is not the most stylish way to wear your pocket square unless you are at formal black tie event, in which case, it may be most appropriate. Instead, you want to match, but not exactly. Select one with a subtle pattern on a base color that matches or one of a slightly different shade to up your style game.
Play within the Color Palette
A second option for the pocket square is to choose one that is similar to the colors you are wearing without matching too closely. Matching within the color palette allows you to bring in a new interesting component to the outfit without adding too much that will stand out from the rest of the outfit. The cohesiveness of the overall outfit will flow smoothly to create one complete look. Plus, even when staying within the color palette, you have a wide range of options to choose from which enables you to wear one pocket square with a variety of jackets and shirts. For example, if you are wearing blue, you can choose, blue, green or purple and still be within the color palette of your look.
Be Bold with Color
The third option is to use the pocket square to make a statement. Choose a color that accents the look rather than blending in with it. Complementary colors (red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple) work aesthetically because they are opposite each other on the color wheel and will create the strongest contrast. To figure out what color to select, one option is to consider which tie you are wearing and use that as the base color then choose your pocket square that compliments that color (blue tie, orange pocket square). If this is too bold a statement, a toned down option is to choose a pocket square with a pattern that includes complementary and colors that are cohesive with your look.
As your Personal Stylist, I can assist you in finding the perfect pocket square for any occasion or look. J.Hilburn offers a wide variety of pocket square colors and patterns designed to fit into your wardrobe with an undeniable ease of style and class.
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