|Gap shirt, Children’s Place tie!|
It’s the season for plaid! December seems especially suited to plaid—maybe because it pairs so well with black velvet?—so Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I thought it was perfect for this month’s “How I Wear My” post.
This plaid tie belonged to my son when he was 2. I bought it for him to wear in Christmas pictures and because it was his first tie I can’t bring myself to get rid of it. Of course because it’s made for a toddler it’s way too short to wear in a regular way so I thought I’d wear it Duran Duran-style—tucked in midway like Simon and the rest of those fine English foxes did in the video “Is There Something I Should Know?” back in 1983.
|Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran taught me how to wear a tie. I love him for it.|
When I was 15 and 16 I took many sartorial lessons from Duran Duran, probably more from them (and Madonna) than any fashion magazine! (Completely unrelated side note: I lived in the Philippines at the time and felt like I was in a Duran Duran video since they always shot in such exotic locations. Those guys seriously could’ve filmed a video where I lived and it would’ve looked amazing).
|Can I just say that self-portraits are hard?|
|To quote Simon, “Is there something I should say that would make you come my way?”|
I think if I just add a black jacket and my stacked heel black patent loafers to this look I will be ready to hit the town for some (spiked) eggnog and caroling! With Duran Duran! And the gents and I will all wear our ties tucked in!
Oh what fun that would be. As long as we can sing “Girls on Film” or “Planet Earth” at some point.
After all the glitter and sparkle of the holidays, won’t it be nice to have a fashion palate cleansing? If you want to get back to basics please join Adrienne and me on January 3, 2013 for “How I Wear My: Black & White.” It’s a perfectly simple (yet always chic) way to ring in the New Year!
And do head over to Adrienne’s to see how others wear their plaid!